There are various reasons you can be matched against a higher ranked Commander:
- You have a high medal count for a Commander of your level.
- There are very few Commanders around your level.
- You're on a planet with a low population.
- You've skipped many potential battles.
- A large number of Commanders are currently online and can't be attacked until they're offline. This can occur near the end of conflicts when a large number of players are online.
Here are ways to improve your matchmaking:
- Prepare your resources for moves to planets with higher populations. Tap Play, then select the Galaxy Map to see which planets currently have higher populations.
- Don't skip battles against opponents near your level.
- Battle during times when other Commanders are less likely to be online.