What is SBMM in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone?

A buzzword in the Call of Duty community has been rampant on social media recently—and it could be confusing if you don’t know its definition.



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If you’ve been on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Twitch, or basically anywhere that people congregate to talk about CoD, you’ve most likely seen people talking about SBMM.

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It’s a controversial subject, but it’s something that’s worth talking about both from the standpoint of players and developers.

So what exactly is SBMM?

What is SBMM in Call of Duty?

SBMM is an abbreviation for skill-based matchmaking. This basically means that when you play a game in Call of Duty, the game itself is matching you with players of a similar skill level.

Some games use connection-based matchmaking, matching you with players of similar internet connection levels as opposed to skill, so you’re just as likely to be matched with

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