Ever since the release of the beta version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Doug ‘Censor’ Martin has been actively criticizing its SBMM system. The game’s standard edition finally released on November 13th and surprisingly, the professional player is still disappointed.
In a recent tweet, Censor complained about SBMM making public matches sweatier than ever. Apparently, he was trying to do the pistol challenges for Dark Matter, but Black Ops Cold War’s SBMM ruined his experience.
This is just one of the several instances where Censor ranted against the matchmaking system in the game. Within days of Black Ops Cold War’s release, he had noticed that not a single pro player on his friend list could maintain a 2.0 K/D.
Several content creators and professionals agreed with Censor on the matter. Some of the most noticeable names on the list were TimTheTatman, Vikkstar, and Ali-A.
However, some professional players like CLG Marksman do not agree with Censor. As per Marksman, Black Ops Cold War definitely has a strong SBMM, but it still beats Modern Warfare in terms of the gaming experience.
Along with speaking against SBMM, Censor has also suggested some effective solutions to the problem. Back in October, he asked for a ranked playlist in the title because he expected the public matches to be fun and relaxing.
Even after the game’s release, he raised similar demands from the developers.
Censor himself is one of the biggest names in the Call of Duty community. Naturally, his opinions on SBMM have constantly sparked debates amongst the fans.
While some feel that pros and streamers dislike SBMM because they cannot stomp people in public lobbies, a lot of fans believe that it removes the fun aspects of the game.
As for now, Call of Duty’s latest title has had a decent launch and a mixed feedback. Players around the world don’t seem to have a problem with the Campaign and Zombies modes of the game; hence, the game’s future highly depends on its multiplayer mode.
Do you agree with Censor on SBMM or is the pro player exaggerating the matter?