Having matchmaking based on skill in more casual modes is seen as being easy on players who are newer to the experience, leading to scenarios where they can be stomped by a team of veterans ofter sailing through a few rounds. They would prefer more random matchmaking where players go through a "trial by fire" and learn their skills naturally. It's just not something they've advertised in the past. They all had SBMM.
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The sixth installment of the popular Call of Duty series, Black Ops Cold War has been received by the community with mixed emotions. While many players are happy with the skill-based matchmaking system, others are voicing their concerns over the lack of a casual environment. Skill-based matchmaking is a feature that is often implemented by developers for a better new-player experience. The lack of separate ranked and casual modes has caused skill-based matchmaking in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to be a bitter experience for many players. The skill-based matchmaking has been so broken that even professional Call of Duty players have been unable to notch a kill-death ratio of 2 or more.
Especially better players and pros get annoyed that every match feels like the final of the World Championship. The defenders of SBMM hold against it and say that especially for the large number of casual players this kind of matchmaking is necessary because they don't want to be destroyed by professional players. In total, the four YouTubers tested nine different accounts with different skill levels and also collected data from all the players they were in a lobby with.
Nadeshot also stated he does not mind playing against players at a similar skill level but prefers a ranking system that tells him where he stands globally. Skill-based matchmaking is a controversial topic in the Call of Duty community. Some believe it gives new or inexperienced players a chance to enjoy the game by matching them with similarly skilled players. Others think it is unfair to highly skilled players because it guarantees each game will be intense, which can ruin the casual gaming experience. Nadeshot used his experience in Cold War to illustrate how skill-based matchmaking can make it difficult to play the game for long periods since each game is stressful and intense at high levels.