Call of Duty: Vanguard has officially been revealed to the world and fans have been digging for more details about the game. The multiplayer is set to launch with 20 maps but a CoD leaker has revealed that it will feature Cold War’s controversial SBMM system.
With a scheduled release date of November 5, players are desperate to see what the WWII-themed game will have in store for them.
However, one of the community’s least favorite features from Black Ops Cold War is set to return to multiplayer in Vanguard, and it’s safe to say fans are not thrilled.
SBMM returning to CoD Vanguard multiplayer
There has been a hit debate for quite some time over skill-based matchmaking. The majority of the community leans toward the side of not having it as it allows for more casual play.
Known CoD leaker ‘TheMW2Ghost’ delivered some bad news to the multiplayer community, SBMM is staying around for Vanguard.
Not only is SBMM returning, but the leak also states: “It’ll be the same as it is in Cold War.” The Cold War system has often been criticized for matching high-ranking and winning players in lobbies that descend into a CDL scrimmage, which isn’t what everyone wants.
I'm shocked at how many replies I get and see asking if SBMM is going to be in #Vanguard. I get that not everyone spends a lot of time on social media channel and don't follow all the news.
So, YES. It'll be in the game and it'll be the same as it is in Cold War.
— MW2 OG (@TheMW2Ghost) August 21, 2021
The community did not take this news lightly as plenty of players replied with their disappointment in Sledgehammer Games.
Well that changes things. Gutted I was hella excited for this game.
— Joshuu_NZ (@Joshuu_NZ) August 21, 2021
Why can’t it be experienced or level based like it used to be?
— Bimmy Badebayo (@BimmyBadebayo) August 21, 2021
— Achilles (@AchillesBTW) August 21, 2021
Lots of people in the CoD community believe that SBMM is not necessary for casual matches. They argue that there are competitive modes such as League Play that should include opponents of equal skill.
While this hasn’t been officially confirmed by the devs, CoD fans should expect this unpopular feature to be around for at least another year. For all the latest news about the new game check out our Vanguard hub.