Skill-Based Matchmaking And Black Ops Cold War
Skill-Based Matchmaking (SBMM) has been a hot-button topic for Black Ops Cold War. Some have been fine with the SBMM implemented in the game with others finding it to be one of the game’s crucial problems. On top of that, we’ve seen players reverse-boost in order to be placed in easier lobbies. Regardless of where you stand on the topic, it seems that Activision and Treyarch are aware of the constant discussions on SBMM exploits in Black Ops Cold War.
This comes from notable Call of Duty insider Tom Henderson, who decided to share a few facts on SBMM and Call of Duty. In this thread, Henderson also revealed that Treyarch, Activision, and Infinity Ward are aware of the SBMM exploits situation in Call of Duty.
Unfortunately for those who were hoping to see changes to how SBMM works in Call of Duty, it looks like that is unlikely to happen. Henderson would later tweet out an update on things via this megathread on reverse-boosting and its history with Call of Duty.
For those who don’t know what SBMM is, here’s the gist. You are placed in lobbies with players around your skill level. Meaning, if you are an above-average player, you’ll play with other above-average players. If you are a below-average player, you’ll get matched up with below-average players. Simple, right? Well, there are a lot of factors in SBMM and a lot of tuning that goes into it. To get more info on SBMM, why people may like it or hate it, and how reverse-boosting works, you can click here.
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What are your thoughts on skill-based matchmaking in Call of Duty and more specifically, Black Ops Cold War? Is the whole situation overblown? Or should there be major changes to how SBMM works in Call of Duty games? Let us know in the comment section below.