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How To Lower SBMM Level in Black Ops Cold War

One of Black Ops Cold War's biggest issues is its heavy implementation of Skill-Based Matchmaking. With that in mind, here's how to lower your SBMM level for Cold War's online Multiplayer.

If you're reading this, chances are you're playing with some of the highest players in the game. Sometimes you're just trying to enjoy the game, and it seems you're going up against the entirety of the FaZe Clan's starting line-up.

If this sounds like something that happens to you all the time, look no further! This guide will show you how to lower your Skill-Based Matchmaking bracket, so you can have some fun while playing the game.

How to lower SBMM Cold War
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You'd be surprised by how much SBMM affects Black Ops Cold War. From what we can tell, the game seems to try its hardest to protect new players.

But that leaves high-skill players with much harder games to contend with, and some fans want change. In fact, SBMM is the thing Black Ops Cold War players want changed the most.

Black Ops Cold War: How to Lower SBMM

The best way to "Reverse Boost" is by having two ways to play Call of Duty. This can be a separate console or another PC with a copy of Cold War.

It's also best that your separate account is brand-new to get a fresh start in the lobbies. However, once you've got a low SBMM account, this process can be repeated as many times as required.

Black Ops Cold War Lower SBMM Guide
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If you're looking to get into easier games, look no further than this step-by-step guide:

  1. Open Cold War on your second device (also known as your "dummy" account).
  2. Play a couple of games on the dummy account and make sure you go negative with minimal advanced movement. This includes things like slide-canceling, bunny hopping, and jumpshotting.
  3. Once those games are over, add your main account as a friend.
  4. Start searching for a match on your dummy account.
  5. As soon as you find a match, have your main account immediately join your dummy account's lobby.
  6. That's it! Enjoy the easy lobbies.

According to the Call of Duty community, this is how many YouTubers find their games for content creation. If you see a video where a player racks up huge killstreaks with ease, they may have potentially performed this trick for themselves.

Even a major streamer like DrDisrespect is Reverse Boosting in Black Ops Cold War. Many people see the heavy SBMM as leading to less fun in-game.

For those trying to get their first Nuclear medals or unlock weapon camos with ease, this could be the solution. However, bear in mind that Black Ops Cold War players are not getting their weapon camos at present, thanks to a new bug.

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