You may have noticed a small update today for your Dota 2 clients, this is because Solo Matchmaking is back, baby! Valve confirmed today that Solo Matchmaking is available for fast queue only, along with a few quality of life improvements regarding matchingmaking in general.
- Added the Strict Solo Matchmaking option back for fast queue games.
- For players with large spreads between their core and support MMRs, there is now a one medal (5 stars) max delta clamp. When the ranks for these players are maximally apart, the two ranks will fall and rise together.
- Increased the variety of party combinations that are valid, to help improve matchmaking quality and queue times in some cases, in part as a result of the strict solo queue addition (for example this means that makeups like 2-2-1 will valid).