SBMM, also known as skill-based matchmaking, is the main topic of conversation from Black Ops Cold War Alpha.
Fans were surprised to see how strong SBMM is in Black Ops Cold War Alpha. While the first few games the players played were enjoyable, the next set started to get more complicated when SBMM started.
“SBMM” was on trend on Twitter on Friday, September 18, for several hours in the games category, as both the creators of Call of Duty content and fans expressed their disappointment.
We also shared our own thoughts on SBMM in the beta on Twitter:
There is certainly time and space for SBMM in video games, but in casual playlists it doesn’t. This takes away the experience and pleasure for so many players and forces the game to focus on the subgroup of new players.
Players like Scump, Attach and Pamaj expressed concern.
SBMM has been in Call of Duty in the past. Previously, games like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare were heavily criticized for SBMM. But Modern Warfare & Warzone launches the overall SBMM advanced trend in casual player playlists.
Although development teams have continued to say that connectivity remains a priority, it’s hard not to feel SBMM while playing the alpha of Black Ops Cold War.
At the time of this writing, Treyarch has not commented on how the matchmaking system in Alpha is set up.