Warzone players are claiming that top streamers get easy lobbies with no SBMM – but is this the truth?
SBMM or Skill-Based Matchmaking has been one of the most controversial topics in recent history, especially where Call of Duty is concerned. For those unaware, SBMM is a function that aims to pit players with others of their skill level.
The goal here is to protect weaker players from getting destroyed in online lobbies, putting them off the game forever. But it has the side effect of making high-level matches exhausting for those with higher K/D ratios.
To compete with other top-tier players, users have to use Warzone’s most overpowered loadouts and play their hearts out. And many gamers wish they could return to the days of mixed-skill lobbies that they swear they remember from the olden days of COD.
But do streamers actually get easy lobbies in Warzone, with no SBMM? A new claim is surfacing online, and fans are split on the matter.
Do Warzone Streamers Get Easy, No SBMM Lobbies?
According to many players over on the CODWarzone subreddit, Warzone streamers appear to get easy lobbies in-game.
Reddit user whatwasthesound95 reports that his Warzone team has entered 50 consecutive lobbies with K/D ratios above 1.0. Meanwhile, the user reports that one of the game’s most popular streamers, whose name they emit from the post, has run into far weaker lobbies in the same time period.
In case you weren’t aware, you can check your Warzone lobby’s SBMM ranking here and see just how difficult the competition was in your game!
The user believes that streamers must be on a whitelist for easier lobbies, in order to attract more players to the game. However, not everyone agrees with this statement.
Others voice the opinion that Warzone streamers are using this VPN trick to get easier lobbies instead. It seems that it’s currently possible to force Warzone to place you in lobbies that ignore SBMM completely.
Or, as some others point out, perhaps Warzone just isn’t able to find a lobby suitable for a streamer with a 4.0+ K/D. Because of that, it’s possible that the game chooses to prioritize a high-connection lobby, as it does with the VPN trick.
Of course, it’s worth pointing out that the evidence in the Reddit post is largely circumstantial. We don’t have conclusive proof one way or the other right now as to if Warzone players do indeed get easier lobbies in general.
However, even top Warzone streamers are quitting the battle royale recently, thanks to the hacker influx.
We recently saw an obvious Warzone cheater break the kill record as Activision continues to ignore calls for an anti-cheat.