Modern Warfare player shows how easy it can be to exploit SBMM - Dexerto
Call of Duty

Modern Warfare player shows how easy it can be to exploit SBMM

Published: 25/Nov/2019 0:07

by Brad Norton


It’s apparently not just your wins and losses or your overall kill-death ratio that impact matchmaking in Infinity Ward’s latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, with some surprising factors adding to which lobbies players are added to.

Skill-Based Matchmaking (SBMM) has been a controversial talking point in the Call of Duty community since the release of Modern Warfare on October 25. Without any form of competitive or ranked playlist to be found, public matches are all that dedicated players have to grind for the time being. 

On paper, SBMM intends to place individuals in lobbies with players of relative capabilities. Typically factoring in the likes of wins, kills per game, and score per minute to determine your next lobby, Modern Warfare seemingly takes into account your accuracy as well. 

Infinity Ward - Modern WarfareMuch to the chagrin of the community, Infinity Ward is yet to comment on the potential addition of a ranked playlist for Modern Warfare.

Exemplified throughout a November 24 post from Reddit user ‘WE_BE_KILLING_U,’ matchmaking in Modern Warfare can be supposedly be manipulated simply through the use of hip-fire.

Throughout the demonstration, the player intentionally fired from the hip to showcase how the caliber of their opponents would drop with each subsequent lobby. Encountering enemies that needed to unload an entire Assault Rifle magazine to find a close-range kill, to opponents that couldn’t land a single shot altogether, there’s no doubt the quality was dropping.

While the post appears to indicate that accuracy does indeed play a large role in determining the skill of those in your next match, it is worth bearing in mind that the player also died a great amount and wasn’t contributing much in way of the objective. So do take the conclusions with a grain of salt.

doing hip fire only puts you into lobbies with players still learning the game, SBMM can easily be exploited and needs to be addressed IW. from modernwarfare


Ultimately, the highlight intended to expose just how easily the SBMM in Modern Warfare can be manipulated. A few games of sloppy accuracy and suddenly you could find yourself in a lobby of beginners with which you mop the floor.

As ‘Brownondorf’ responded, “the more people abuse the matchmaking the better chance we have at [IW] removing it from the game! Keep going guys!”

Recent analysis from longtime Call of Duty YouTubers ‘Drift0r’ and ‘TheXclusiveAce’ concluded that while SBMM is not the primary form of matchmaking in place, it certainly does have an impact.

For instance, reaffirming the aforementioned claims of manipulation, these tests highlighted how performance over five recent matches can have more of an impact than overall lifetime statistics. 

Reddit: Modern WarfareOne of many frustrated players eager for a change to the matchmaking system in Modern Warfare.

While no exact conclusions can be drawn without official comment from IW, it remains to be seen if various other surprising factors play a role under the surface. 

Certainly not the only issue currently impacting the FPS title, veteran player Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte recently unveiled eight specific changes that he believes would benefit the game moving forward.

Call of Duty

Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby


The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 

If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.