We’ve been eagerly awaiting Matchmaking in Planetary Annihilation, but it is finally fast approaching! In case you missed the announcement, Planetary Annihilaiton’s matchmaking feature is coming October 31st! So get into practice and be ready to do battle!

  • Kicks off with diving into matchmaking. Pretty simple stuff. New buttons and screens.
  • You have to compete in 5 matches to be officially ranked.
  • Obviously, no lobby settings, but the lobby setup is virtually the same.
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  • Waiting queue shows queue time, average queue time, game count, players in game, and players in queue. All good information.
  • Maybe they could set it up so we can spectate in-progress matches while queueing? That would be pretty AWESOME. (edit: doesn’t look like it. But that should be added in. Don’t know who you’re playing until after the match is over.)
  • Slightly bumpy start with some fail to connects and difficulty finding opponents, but it’s an early pass, so that’s understandable.
  • It looks like you don’t know who your opponent is going into the match? Which is an AWESOME feature if that’s the case. If it isn’t the case, it should be a feature.
  • Brad self destructed the first match for demonstration purposes of walking through the system.
  • Brad self destructed several times for the sake of getting a rank for demonstration purposes.
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  • Badge for getting placed.
  • Then brad played an game and went for straight up bomb bot spam.
  • It didn’t work. If he had more intel, it might have worked.
  • There’s gonna be a total of 5 ranks.
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  • Uber is gonna stream more regularly!
  • We’ll get to test out matchmaking on the PTE THIS MONDAY.