Most players want Riot Games to fix its broken matchmaking system when it comes to League of Legends solo queue. The gameplay experience worsens in higher ranks, especially when players are forced to play with lower-ranked teammates.
In the latest Patch 3.4 trailer, Wild Rift's developers appear to be trying something new to deal with this situation. Jaren DarkHorse4Life Berbach, the game's director, explained more about this.
He explained that the developers are keeping a close eye on Legendary Queue and will be adding a new feature for players to try out. High ranking, competitive players want to be confident that their teammates are playing their best champions, so they were adding a new gate for Legendary queue based on your champion Mastery score.
Wild Rift players will only be able to pick their champions in Legendary queue matches due to a high enough Mastery. After picking up a new champion, players will first need to practice it and increase their Mastery points.
Introduced this feature might increase League gameplay, especially at higher levels. However, there will also be some issues in implementing it across the board.
According to Statista, about 98 percent of League players in North America are in the Platinum or lower range. Most of these individuals are just into the game to have a good time. Therefore, it is impossible for them to build up enough Mastery points.
If the feature only gets added to the Legendary queue (like in Wild Rift), it will have little impact on the larger player base. Only players who have reached the Diamond rank may play in the Legendary queue, which is currently only two percent of League players in North America.
The Reddit League community has discussed this issue extensively. Most community members have reached the same conclusions about this Wild Rift update.
It is recommended that the League develop this feature once it is modified to fit the PC game. It will encourage players to get familiar with more champions and broaden their selection pool. It will also discourage players from rushing to pick champions they do not know much about, saving them from a potentially frustrating game experience.
Players will just have to wish that they were matched up with good teammates in the Leagues ranked queue.