PUBG PC is facing heavy criticism from players with the change to the matchmaking system it made in patch 22.

In patch 22, besides featuring a new ranking system, the game also introduces a new matchmaking system. With this, the game locks players in the region where they sign in. If two players from different regions play together, the game will determine which region is most suitable for both and send them there.

In reality, however, this leads to a global matchmaking pool. Anyone can play with anyone on any server. This is not good news, especially considering the fact that the game is already notorious for bugs and unstable framerates.

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Still, there are some who enjoy this new system. Players in Oceania and Russia are reportedly experiencing better connection and queue time.

On the other hand, the majority of players is not happy. Players from Western regions are complaining that their games are full of players from China. This reagion is infamous for its hackers, cheaters, and toxic, unsportsmanlike behaviors. Clearly, if the developers intend for the new system to prevent crossover between regions, their plan has completely backfired.

“The situation is even worse in Korea”, according to a reddit commenter, as this country is geographically close to China. This person also notes that many Korean PUBG streamers are falling victim to hacks and cheats. Many are now moving to Kakao server in order to avoid cheaters and Chinese teammates in Squads mode.

The PUBG player support team announced on their Twitter channel that a bug was affecting the matchmaking system, and they soon fixed it. “We are working on improving the accuracy of the estimated matching time,” the tweet said, “For now, please use ‘quick join’ for the fastest matchmaking time.” But whatever problem that they have fixed, it clearly is not the one bothering the majority of players. This is just another mark in PUBG’s already troubled development history. Players can only hope that the game will soon pull itself together.