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.

FAQ

What counts as a touch / non-touch device?

Touch devices:

  • Android & Amazon
  • iOS

Console devices:

  • XBOX
  • PS4
  • Nintendo Switch

PC devices:

  • 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.