Myth Sparks Debate On SBMM in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Published 10/19/2020, 7:24 AM EDT

The Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta has had a mix of positive and negative reviews so far. This only means that the developers have a lot of work to do before the release. Nevertheless, the game does indeed look like a serious upgrade on the previous titles in terms of visuals. But amidst all the talk regarding the game’s mechanics, one particular topic has taken over the center stage yet again.

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Yes, we’re talking about skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) in the game. This particular feature has been at the center of controversy since forever. Casual gamers, pros, and streamers have all given their own views on this. The community as a whole has always had divided opinions on the same.

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Black Ops Cold War, too, features SBMM in the beta, which has naturally propelled the feature into discussion again.

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Popular Twitch streamer Myth has taken a stand supporting the system, which has sparked a debate on Twitter.

Myth’s take on SBMM in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War gets mixed reactions from the community

The streamer is indeed taking about SBMM in Black Ops Cold War here considering it has been in the news for some time now. Additionally, he also points out that it is a great system for games that don’t have a ranked mode. This obviously got a lot of replies from the community where fellow streamers had contrasting opinions about it.

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There is no controversy here whatsoever, and that is exactly how debates should be. Myth just expressed his opinion about something that got mixed reactions from the community. SBMM may be a topic that may never have a permanent ‘solution’, but that doesn’t mean that the community shouldn’t discuss it.

Since the beta phase began, there have been a lot of streamers who have taken a stand against SBMM. Considering Myth supports the system, it makes the conversation rather interesting. Recently, Dr Disrespect mentioned how he had deliberately tanked his K/D ratio in beta so he would be put into easier lobbies. It seems he has understood that SBMM is here to stay and chose to work his way around it.

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The system is far from perfect. Many other games also have their own SBMM systems, but none of those are perfect either. But the fact that the community is talking about it is a good sign considering the developers must be listening, too. This is great for the future titles where they can possibly have a better, more balanced system that caters to both casual and pro gamers.

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Akshay Patel

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Akshay Patel is the Group Head of the eSports division at EssentiallySports. After having obtained his BBA degree, Akshay has been in the field of social media and content creation since 2018. He grew up playing Counter-Strike and has been hooked on gaming ever since.

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