While Dota 2 is a super popular game, it still has its fair share of issues. One of the most common issues that Dota 2 players have dealt with quite a lot of time over the years is the long matchmaking issue. So, if you are facing a long matchmaking issue right now, then you are probably not alone.
You might be wondering, why does this happen? Well, the most common issue that causes long matchmaking is some kind of bug that got into the game with a recent patch. For example, on the 10th of October 2019, Dota 2 got a patch that introduced some changes that aimed to improve the matchmaking system. However, besides the improvements that were intended with the patch, tons of players started facing a long matchmaking issue right after the patch. Several players reported that they had to wait over 45 minutes and still didn’t get into a match. After only two days, Valve responded with a tweet saying, “We are aware of matchmaking queue times taking a very long time and are working on improving it.” Fortunately, it was fixed soon.
So, if you are facing a long matchmaking issue after a recent patch, then sadly, there is no way of fixing it other than waiting for Valve to roll out a new update. If you are sure that there was no recent patch, then you can try re-installing the game or checking your internet connection for issues.