Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II It’s due out in Fall 2022, and as the release date draws closer, more and more information about the game is leaking. Naturally, we can’t take every leak or rumor as a hard truth, especially considering the changing nature of game development, but SBMM (or skill-based matchmaking) has been rumored to be changing for a long time, and what has been revealed lines up. with the expectations of many in the community. So, in this article, we will explain everything you need to know about the likely changes coming to SBMM in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
What is SBMM and why does it need to change?
SBMM is the behind the scenes system that Obligations Games are used to match players against each other. SBMM has always existed in Obligations in a way, and Activision has never officially revealed much about the system in terms of formal details. Historically, this hasn’t been a big deal, but everything changed with call of duty: modern warfare (2019).
In Modern warSBMM was revised, and its new iteration has been present in call of duty: war zone, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarY Call of Duty: Vanguard. The new SBMM system is much more aggressive than its previous version in an attempt to make sure players are matched up against other players of a similar skill level so that no one gets too frustrated and stops playing without indulging in a microtransaction or two.
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On the surface, this may not seem like a big deal. This would be the case if the system actually did what it was designed to do. Unfortunately, SBMM is notoriously unreliable, punishing players with extremely hard lobbies immediately after the fact if they ever have a good game while following especially bad games with lobbies too easy to make players feel better.
This, in the eyes of many players, makes their performance in the game feel like a foregone conclusion and therefore makes it extremely difficult to improve or even feel good about a win, because there is always the knowledge in the background. out of his mind that the game is SBMM decided that you should be in whatever game you are in for a reason that usually has to do with your performance in the last few games you played.
Unsurprisingly, this system hasn’t been popular with fans, but Activision has been reluctant to change it ever since. Obligations The games have been so successful in recent years. But since the failure of Call of Duty: Vanguard and the massive decrease in war zone players, Activision can clearly sense that it’s time for a change.
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How SBMM will change in Modern Warfare II
First of all, these changes are produced according to insider Ralph Valve, who has a history of accurate leaks; however, it is important to take any and all leaks with tweezers. According to Valve, SBMM is ready for review in modern warfare ii.
First of all, the changes to SBMM are expected to make the system “less debilitating” for players who perform well (which probably means not just players with “good stats”, but any player who enjoys a good game). or a good series of games), so there will be less sense, in general, that the game is deciding how your game will go based on whatever lobby it loads you into.
However, Valve was keen to point out that Activision still intends to maintain a ‘protected pool’ where low-performing players are not matched up with higher-skilled players, ruining any fun they could have when pitted against similarly skilled opponents. .
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Valve also discussed how bot lobbies will likely be a part of modern warfare ii but not in traditional 6v6 multiplayer, mind you. In modern warfare ii, players in that protected group mentioned above can sometimes be put into lobbies with real players and bots. However, this will be limited to the game’s rumored DMZ mode, and may also come to war zone 2.
These changes are in addition to improved smurf detection where in real time the game can monitor your performance to ensure that if you are tampering with the system you will be removed from that particular lobby the game has placed you in. . It is likely that this is intended to combat the epidemic of Obligations fans who create new accounts and increase to try to circumvent SBMM.
Valve also discussed another extremely controversial change to more modern. Obligations games: His lack of persistent lobbies, opting instead to disband lobbies after every match and put him back in the matchmaking queue. Unfortunately, Valve has heard from the developers at Activision that the dissolution of lobbies is unlikely to go anywhere any time soon, as they are somehow essential to the functioning of SBMM as a whole.
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Lastly, Valve discussed how and why SBMM has had so many problems in recent years. Apparently, Modern war (2019) was not expected to be as successful as it was, so the technical basis of Modern war it wasn’t developed enough to support such a large player base with such large gaps in skill. Consequently, Activision has devoted a ton of resources to revamping the SBMM system to modern warfare ii.