We will be tweaking the Ranked Matchmaking in order to improve the experience for you. To do so, we have changed the relaxation parameters for ‘Skill Rank’ so that you are matched with players closer to your rank. This will be deployed during a maintenance on Wednesday February 24th:
The maintenance will take place on all platforms on February 24th from 4:00 AM EST to 4:30 AM EST.
The situation before this update: Relaxation is currently occurring too quickly, with big ‘Skill Rank’ relaxation increments, with no maximum differential between teams. This means that high skill teams could get matched up against much lesser skilled teams.
New situation after this update: Relaxation will occur quicker, but with smaller increments and with a maximum differential cap between teams. This means that you could see an increase in matchmaking queue times, but the match up will be better balanced and of better quality.
Thank you for your understanding. Please share your experience with us after this update to tell us if you feel it has improved.
*UPDATE - The maintenance is now completed. Thank you for your patience*
- The Rainbow Six Development Team