Unbelievable. It was already hard to get on your friend’s team or allow people to self-police and self-balance in objective public matches, now it’s impossible.
The result is that 99% of the matches I’ve played are either first objective full holds or super fast landslides. Today I watched bridge go down faster than I have ever seen it.
Stopwatch is too much map back to back, and everyone I know avoids it unless there is a mission, and then we grudgingly play one or two matches to get the mission over with.
Private matches aren’t open to the public and don’t earn $, so hardly ever play them either.
People are now basically moving into spec and wasting the first 2-3 minutes of every game trying to switch teams.
Also, it is insane that people cannot choose a merc loadout for offense or defense anymore, they have to guess and hope or waste several minutes spamming to switch teams with the console command.
Put it back, and consider letting people form parties so they can stay on a single team together even in public objective mode.