May - last edited May
UPDATE 2: We've made some changes so that matchmaking should be quicker. The max time that a player should be in matchmaking is 3 minutes. If you experience a timer longer than this please let us know over in the bug reports section of Answers HQ.
UPDATE 1: The team is aware that some players are experiencing longer than intended matchmaking times after the 1.2.0 update. They are currently testing a potential fix. We will update this thread when we have additional updates.
In update 1.2.0 we made some changes to matchmaking to improve the player experience. You may see longer wait times for certain activities, but this should allow for having a greater chance for being matching up with other players instead of being put into an empty game.
In addition to this, we've extended the times that will allow players to back-fill existing missions and strongholds.