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Why Does Payday 3 Matchmaking Take Forever

Matchmaking is a huge issue right now in Payday 3 and players are feeling it.
Why Does Payday 3 Matchmaking Take Forever
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There are a lot of sequels that have come out in 2023 that players have been waiting for. Star Wars and Zelda both had games that were sequels to major successes. Payday 3 is another game that is a sequel to another beloved game. There are a good amount of reviewers who enjoyed their experience playing Payday 3.

Payday 3 is a game where players are tasked to rob banks with a group. The game definitely has a lot of depth to it, and there are a lot of people who enjoyed Payday 2. Even though that is the case, it seems like there are a lot of errors that players are experiencing. Most painful of all, the matchmaking for Payday 3 takes forever, and there seems to be no end in sight.

Why Does Matchmaking Take So Long In Payday 3

Payday 3 Server Issues
There are a lot of problems that Payday 3 has right now when it comes to server access. (Picture: Starbreeze Studios)

When it comes to playing games with friends online, they will have to go online if they want to play with other players or against other players. That is how it should be but sometimes, games are designed to make everyone online. The main reason why matchmaking takes so long in Payday 3 is that everyone is online. Even single-player solo players are online.

This has caused a lot of problems for those who want to play Payday 3. There are many negative Steam Reviews that said players who want to try solo had to wait 20 minutes or more to do so. The problem with having everyone online is so bad that not even the developers can fix the servers fast enough to solve this problem.

How To Solve Long Matchmaking In Payday 3

Payday 3 Long Matchmaking
The developers need to solve the matchmaking problem before players can fully enjoy Payday 3. (Picture: Starbreeze Studios)

Now that we know the reason for the long matchmaking, the obvious question becomes how to solve that problem. Most of the time, a solution like checking your own internet could help the problem, as an unstable internet connection could add to the long matchmaking. It could help in some cases, but this time around, it probably will not.

The unfortunate truth is that the long matchmaking is not at the fault of the players, it is because the servers cannot handle the amount of players trying to access Payday 3. This means there is nothing players can do to solve long matchmaking. All they can do is hope that the developers come up with a solution sooner rather than later.

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