🤔 What is Platform-Based Matchmaking?
The Hive uses platform-based matchmaking (PBMM) for PVP games.
Queues that have platform-based matchmaking enabled will split players into three groups: Touch, Console, and PC.
Platform-based matchmaking is enabled on:
- All SkyWars queues
- All Treasure Wars queues
- All Survival Games queues
- All Capture the Flag queues
- The Bridge: Duos queues
PBMM is automatically disabled when a game type has under 200 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?
📱 Touch devices:
- Android & Amazon
🎮 Console devices:
- Nintendo Switch
💻 PC devices:
- Windows 10/11
Players that use controllers / mouse and keyboard 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.