Bungie has been testing out new matchmaking settings in Destiny for quite some time now. This week is no exception — on March 8, 2016, Destiny players will be need to download Hot Fix 18.104.22.168 giving new matchmaking settings in every playlist in Crucible.
What can you expect with the new settings? According to Senior Designer Derk Carroll:
First and foremost, that means we attempt to find matches with the lowest latency (read: lag) possible. As a secondary concern, we want to insulate players at each extreme of the skill curve from each other. That said, we do not prioritize skill over latency under any circumstances. The newest settings are more aggressive about keeping latency low than we’ve ever had in Destiny.
As always, these updates aren’t set in stone — Destiny seems to always be in a state of flux.