The Hive uses Platform Based MatchMaking (PBMM) for PVP games.
Queues that have platform based matchmaking enabled will split players in three groups: Touch, Console, and PC.
Platform Based Matchmaking is enabled on:
- All SkyWars queues
- All Treasure Wars queues
- All Survival Games queues
PBMM is automatically disabled when a game type has under 300 players in it (measured per queue type such as solos, not per whole game). This is re-evaluated every 10 minutes.
We have no plans to introduce PBMM to non-PVP queues.
What counts as a touch / non-touch device?
- Android & Amazon
- Nintendo Switch
- Windows 10 Edition
Players that use controllers / mouse+KB on a touch device are currently queued into Touch games. We are working on a solution for this.
How does it work with parties?
The highest input type in a party is used for the queue. For example, if a iOS player is in a party with a Windows 10 player, they'll enter the PC queue.