The Call of Duty community is outraged by developers’ silence on SBMM

The Call of Duty community is outraged by developers’ silence on SBMM

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players are speaking out about the game’s “incredibly aggressive” SBMM system, but have received no response in return.

Skill-based matchmaking (SBMM), a system designed to match players with similar skill levels, has been a divisive feature within the Call of Duty franchise for years.

With the release of Modern Warfare 3, players are expressing frustration with the game’s aggressive implementation of SBMM, claiming that it hurts their gaming experience by making matches overly competitive and less fun.

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The community sought a response from the game’s developers regarding matchmaking and took the opportunity to flood the comments section of a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the developers on Reddit.

“What Sledgehammer Games has to go through to find a question to answer in the MWIII FAQ that doesn’t talk about SBMM is unbelievable. Activision, just say something official about it. It’s stupid.”

However, with the advent of the AMA, it became clear that Sledgehammer Games had been advised to avoid any questions related to SBMM.

Despite countless questions and comments from players asking for clarification and expressing their frustrations, the developers have remained mum on the matter and refused to provide any updates regarding the controversial matchmaking system.

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However, this silence should not come as a surprise to fans following closely. Recently, Repullze, a Call of Duty streamer who hosted a live stream with the creators of Modern Warfare 3, was told that he could not ask questions about skill-based matchmaking.

Right now, addressing SBMM’s concerns seems to be completely off the table, leaving many players angry at the current state of the game.

However, while developers Sledgehammer Games did not directly address SBMM in the AMA, they came close by revealing plans to test unresolved lobbies in a future update to the game.

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“In a future update to the game, we will test disassembled lobbies with a group of players to determine the performance of such a change. If these tests go well, we will explore the possibility of rolling it out to all players.They wrote.

It remains to be seen whether this change will be enough to satisfy the many fans demanding changes.

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