Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 developer Sledgehammer Games held a Reddit AMA on Monday intended to answer a ton questions about the game's multiplayer. However, it remained silent on one of the game's most controversial issues: Skill-Based Matchmaking.
For those unfamiliar, Skill-Based Matchmaking (SBMM) has been a long-running hot topic in the world of Call of Duty, as it is meant to put players in lobbies made up of similarly-skilled players. Unfortunately, some higher-skilled players have been known to lose on purpose so they can match up against lower-skilled players.
Many have called for SBMM to just be part of Ranked playlists, but those requests and many more have never been addressed. Activision has never truly spoken on the matter of SBMM, but it's an issue that's very important to many Call of Duty players, as evidenced by the majority of the comments in the AMA.
"I think Skill-Based Matchmaking, Engagement Optimized Matchmaking and Team Balancing is probably one of the largest complaints," ImMarksman said in the top-rated comment in the AMA. "Not only is it insanely frustrating for solo players to just queue and enjoy the game, it also makes it really hard to play with friends if your skill difference is too large. Many times people don't want to consistently use the 'meta' weapons to hold their own in games. But the system doesn't really seem to get that until you've suffered for hours on end. Would it be possible to test having these much lower in that experimental playlist? It would cool to see and try out."
Sledgehammer Games didn't respond to ImMarksman or the countless other users who asked about SBMM, but they did talk about a ton of other items in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, including theRead more on ign.com