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Supercell’s Clash of Clans dev team recently detailed its plans for the next Clash of Clans update. This update will bring improvements to the matchmaking system used for Clan Wars.

First, 35v35 and 45v45 wars will be removed from the system. While this might disappoint players who enjoy those war sizes, this will make more matches available for other sizes.

Second, the matchmaking will focus on defensive progress instead of offensive progress, meaning the state of your village will be taken into consideration more than the state of your army. In its current state, Clash of Clans might put a Clan with high defense up against a Clan with weak defense but high offense, because the high offense would make them appear to be a good match. With this update, it will compare defenses instead.

Third, late-game items will have a stronger effect on matchmaking. Players with powerful items will not be matched with low-level players, even if they’ve kept the rest of their defenses deliberately low. Likewise, players can upgrade their units without suffering harsher matchmaking.

Fourth, Clans’ win/loss records will be taken into account, so you’ll be more likely to face a team with a similar record. This should make things more challenging and enjoyable, giving weaker teams a better chance and stronger teams a greater challenge.

Finally, the new matchmaking system will check team-versus-team composition, looking at the bigger picture rather than individual lanes.

All of these changes are meant to improve the balance of Clan Wars. Supercell warned the wait times for matchmaking might temporarily increase until the servers can handle the new system, but it seems like a fair price to pay for these improvements.

These changes should come in the next update for Clash of Clans. While we don’t know when it will be released, it won’t be far off now. Supercell is also working on a new troop. While we don’t know anything about it (except that it isn’t Clash Royale’s Musketeer, like some fans theorized), there’s a chance the new troop will be released in the next update as well.

Are you looking forward to the changes in the next Clash of Clans update? Do you think these matchmaking tweaks will improve Clan Wars, or do you have some concerns that they will create a greater imbalance rather than solve the problems? Share your thoughts on the upcoming Clash of Clans update in the comments below.