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Summit1g livid after Blizzard launcher costs him CoD Warzone match

Published: 10/Mar/2020 22:57 Updated: 10/Mar/2020 23:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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Star Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar was left furious and fuming after losing a match in Call of Duty’s new Warzone battle royale thanks to some interference by the Blizzard Launcher.

The retired CSGO star had been sent to the gulag during a match on March 10 match after suffering his first death.

Normally, when sent to the Gulag, players need to win a 1v1 against another defeated player for a chance to respawn and reclaim glory, but in summit1g’s case, the game let him back in free because he had no one to fight against.

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Summit1g was not happy getting killed so early.

Just as the streamer landed after parachuting back to the battleground, his screen went dark for seemingly no reason, causing confusion.

“My game just crashed?” he wondered as the game sent him back to his desktop due to an update for the Blizzard launcher. “My game did not crash! The game was like, ‘hey there’s an update, would you like to update?!’”

Unfortunately for Lazar, during that brief moment where he had been tabbed out of the game, someone had eliminated him, and because he had already gotten one revive via the Gulag, he had no more respawning opportunities remaining.

“Why would you f**king do that, Battlenet?” he groaned. “Why?! What a stupid way to die.”

The rage didn’t end there either as the popular Twitch star continued to sound off on the update for kicking him at the worst time possible.

“Alt-tabbed out of the game because the application that runs the game decided to let me know there was an update. Suck my d*ck, dude!” he added, flipping off the camera. “Why are you forcing sh*t down my throat for? I don’t give a f**k if there’s an update. Tell me when I’m not in a game.”

“Is your program not smart enough to know I’m in a game using the f**king application?”

Hopefully, both Activision-Blizzard can figure out solutions to these problems before players start rage-quitting their games for good.

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.