For everyone who’s been trying to figure out exactly how the matchmaking system works in Dark Souls III, worry no more. From Software has officially spoken out on the matter. The Japanese Twitter account tweeted earlier today, and pointed fans to the official website where they posted full details of how the system worked. It’s all in Japanese, but some folks over at Reddit pieced it together and translated it for us. Here’s the main gist:
- Players who do not match regulation versions are disregarded
- Players who can only connect on certain network types (especially NAT3) are disregarded
- With the host as a basis, players with characters who are outside a certain level range are disregarded.
- Players in a different region are disregarded
- With the host as a basis, players who have their strongest maximum upgraded weapon surpass a certain range are disregarded.
- Only during password matchmaking can players match ignoring both character level and weapon upgrade level as long as they have matching passwords.
You can read up on the full translated details over on the Dark Souls III subreddit. Now that you have a better idea of how the matchmaking system works, has your gameplay experience improved at all? Let us know in the comments down below.