Pilots Get your Mechs Ready!
The SuperMechs Arena just got a competitive update!
Starting today, March 19, we are deploying the following changes to Arena Battles:
- Starting at Rank 14 and up, all battles are 2v2.
- At Rank 15 players can play both 2v2 or 1v1. However, 1v1 battles will not be ranked.
- Ranks 25 to 16 stays the same.
- Matchmaking for higher ranks should be faster and more accurate as players no longer split between 1v1 and 2v2 queues.
In order to make battles in higher ranks have more strategy, all ranked battles are 2v2. As part of the change, a 2v2 win will be considered 1 win.
Players can now choose 2 out of their 3 mechs before entering the battle and see the opponent’s mechs while making the decision.
This injects a new level of strategy to the ranked battles as players can see what mechs are available to the opponent and choose mechs that have a better chance to counter them.
Match-making will now also be faster and more accurate in the higher ranks battles as all players are competing in only one ranked category. The days of waiting for a 2v2 battle and ending up with a vastly weaker opponent should be over.
Players could still choose between 1v1, 2v2 or 3v3 friendly battles by invitation in the chat room. As before, these matches are not ranked.
If you don’t have a 2nd/3rd mech, now it’s the time to work on one. Make sure to have different types of builds to allow you to counter different enemy mechs.
An excellent start is this awesome thread in the forum listing many top builds.
May the better pilot win!