Michael Condrey has confirmed on Twitter that Sledgehammer Games will be adding a penalty system for players who continue to back out mid game in Ranked Play matches. Currently, there’s no system in place which enforces those who back out.

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Black Ops 2’s League Play featured a probation system which put players on probation for backing out of too many matches.

Advanced Warfare Ranked Play’s first season is set to start in early January. We don’t have exact start date for the Season as of right now. Top 100 players in the first season will get the previously announced Grand Master Reward.

SOURCE: @michaelcondrey

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  • Slothigans

    1nd.

    • Juses

      Finuly sum1 wit corrut grammuer.

      • Slothigans

        Utz mi sweg

        • Mr Doge

          u fink ur fkn funy m8? il besh ur hed in i swer on me mum

      • Its not Christmas anymore. Go back to your other profile pic. pls?

        • Juses

          Okey. But huld on.

  • drjakeyoung

    Fuk Dis Shit

  • perry

    Game is still trash regardless.

    • Why are you even viewing this webpage then?

      • Juses

        Probably for cod news. This isn’t a website for only AW. Or he just likes to hate on cod.

        • Gump

          I like your Christmas clothes Juses. 🙂

  • Jordan Rolf

    Yeah you worry about ranked play condrey. reply to all the tweets about SBMM and LAG!

    • jooker-jr

      Why would he ?

      • ww

        Why wouldn’t he ?

    • ccrows

      So I guess If you back out of pubs, there will be a penalty now… <_<

      • Mr Doge

        How does this article have anything to do with pubs?

        • ccrows

          *Woooooooosh* Right over your head… 😉

      • Ak74u

        The article doesn’t say it will also apply for public its most likely just to be for ranked play

        • ccrows

          *Psst* Pubs in AW is Ranked Play… <_<

          • Ak74u

            Ranked play play list for the divisions

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        BO2 had that

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Connections are good for me. Had no issues playing this morning.

  • jooker-jr

    Haven’t tried talked playlist yet so but I liked it in black ops 2 so I’m excited.

    • jordanxbrookes

      League Play is way better because Treyarch did it right.

      • jooker-jr

        Can you tell me what’s wrong with it ? Because I haven’t tried it.

        • jordanxbrookes

          With Black Ops 2, there is a difference between Public and League Play, with Advanced Warfare, there is no difference.

          • jooker-jr

            But that doesn’t make league play ” way better “.

            But I see your point.

          • jordanxbrookes

            That was an exaggeration.

          • Mr Doge

            There is a difference pal. For instance, you can’t use certain killstreaks etc in your loadouts. Also, people tend to party up more and be highly more skilled in Ranked Play. #TheMoreYouKnow

  • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

    Why do I keep joining mid games with a losing team ? Seriously, in 10 DOM games 6 of them I join in the half of the match with enemy warbirds in the air and system hacks every 4 secs.It s so annoying.This matchmaking shit is so f*cked up because getting in teams with 1st and 2nd prestiges while I m prestige 6 against prestige masters with a clan full of tryhards is retarded.Hell I got in a mid game where my team was losing 170-0!!!WTF !!!???All games getting killed by warbirds and system hacked all the time.With this repetitive bullshit I get bored with the game in 15 mins when I ust to play MW2 10 hours a day all days for about 3 months and I never got bored.Sledge next time focus on fun and not skill.

    • spartanelite

      Fuck that shit mw2 is trash and who the fuck uses war bird’s you’re bullshiting because mw2 is the worst CoD ever made and warbirds are useless

      • Guest

        What are you even talking about?

        • spartanelite

          That mw2 is trash

      • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

        Nope.People use automatic warbirds so much in domination because they re pretty useful to protect your flags.And the worst COD game is BO2.

        • When was BO2 the worst?

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            It s all opinions.And IMHO BO2 was the worst.

          • Then I respect your opinion even though I disagree. 🙂

        • spartanelite

          Oh I forgot about those nvm yeah those are good and are you dumb bo2 was great don’t see what was wrong with it

      • Jacob

        If they remade MW2 for next gen (with only graphical improvements), guaranteed there would be a higher player base of that game than AW. I’d rather die to a noobtoob than the BS AW has

        • Mr Doge

          Right mhmm but when MW2 was in it’s prime all people did was bitch about OMA and DC. “smh”

        • spartanelite

          Lol like the nostalgia sheep probably ,no one really cared back then about that stuff but if mw2 came out next year and it was the same like it nevet came out in 2009 or when ever it would basically be ghost

    • Mr Doge

      Yeah I don’t get why they haven’t added the option to turn off the ability to join In-Session Games. It sucks 🙁

  • jordanxbrookes

    Once again, focuses on competitive, doesn’t answer the public regarding SBMM.

    EDIT: I personally asked Michael Condrey about SBMM and showed him the results of my poll. Currently waiting on a response.

    EDIT 2: Michael Condrey didn’t answer my question and has unfollowed, proving he’s avoiding answering about SBMM.

    • Grigori

      *throws bag of attention*

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      I’m pretty sure a generic response saying “we’re working on it” isn’t going to fix the issue either. He’s already answered the SBMM stuff before, no reason to repeat the same stuff constantly. js

      • jordanxbrookes

        Where have they responded? Saying “We’ve improved the matchmaking” doesn’t mean crap. I want them to say “We’ve removed SBMM from public” or “We’ve not removed it, it’s staying there”, you know, something to properly inform us on.

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          If they’re working on it, they can’t currently say they’ve removed it, because their in the process of removing it. If you want them to say they’ve removed it, you have to wait for them to actually remove it.

          • jordanxbrookes

            If they are working on removing it, then I want them to say they are in the process of removing it, not “Oh well it’s improved a bit”.

          • tweeateer birdie

            Yea they trying to make it better but it’s no working out

      • ccrows

        “He’s already answered the SBMM stuff before”

        ^ Oh please tell me where he said that?

        All they said is that they are gonna work on the “connection”.

        EVERY DEV has worked on connection issues, and NO DEV has used SBMM this late in the MP season ever before. GG SH…

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          Check his twitter, it’s in there somewhere. I don’t feel like digging through thousands of tweets to find it. Pretty sure he mentioned it, especially since he has conversations with people complaining about it and following people who complain about it.

          Also, “NO DEV has used SBMM this late in the MP season before.” Really? Go to Youtube and simply search “BO2 Skill Based Match Making”. There are tons of videos of people complaining about it in late November-December. Hell, even Thunder made one. Happens every year folks.

          • jordanxbrookes

            It was in Black Ops 2 for 2 weeks, then it was removed. And no it doesn’t happen every year. It didn’t happen with Ghosts, it didn’t happen with the Modern Warfare games and it didn’t happen with the original Black Ops.

          • ccrows

            Ummmm Wrong and Wrong.

            They keep talking about connection. Not once did they say we are going to remove SBMM from pubs.

            Second, Treyarch removed SBMM in the First week of December.

            ^ HENCE THE “NO DEV HAS USED SBMM THIS LATE IN THE MP SEASON EVER BEFORE”… *sigh*

          • Mr Doge

            Actually I think Kappa can agree with me on this, every-single-fucking-CoD-game has had SBMM. Like I mentioned earlier, the game simply wouldn’t work well without. Now if SBMM “exists” to the point where it is a problem, please do care to explain why I have never had any connection issues, no one I know has connection issues and only you and JordanxBrookes seem to be the only people complaining about it. I find in this time of crisis there are two options:
            1.You learn to deal with it till it goes away or actually call them up.
            2.Go return AW/sell it and play a different. If you haven’t noticed, AW isn’t the only game out there. You have GTA, you have BF, you have many, many different games. If you don’t like any game because they ‘issues’ like every game does, then why don’t you sell your console/PC and go out and get a hobby? You can go for fucking walks, play football or whatever it is the fuck your into. Just for once, stop complaining. Your not only wasting your time, but everyone elses as well.

          • ccrows
          • Mr Doge

            Yeah, “mate’, quite serious. Because if you think it’s a ‘joke’ when you’re the one being irritating about SBMM then take a fucking walk.

          • ccrows

            How about NO, and just ignore me.

            There’s a couple of people on here that bother me. Heck one I got into a very heated beef with not too long ago.

            Yet, I simply ignore him when he posts…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            You just make excuses. That’s all you do.

            SBMM wasn’t even a problem until BO2 came out, where Vonderhaar was appealing to the competitive pricks. Your “SBMM was in every CoD” argument would only hold merit if it was at the top of the algorithm like it is in AW. And you saying “oh I’m not lagging” is just a bunch of BS, I was lagging in almost every lobby until today.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Condrey hasn’t talked about SBMM once. All he and Glen does is tell us to “get better”. Fuck competitive, that’s the reason why we have this bullshit…

    • kplem

      again

    • kplem

      just stick to MW2 BO1 and MW3 this game is a failure

    • GUEST

      My god still bitching about SBMM? Just play the game and quit bitching

      • jordanxbrookes

        No, I’m not gonna play a game that’s half broken. SBMM is one of a few things killing off Advanced Warfare, and from my poll, 85% agree Sledgehammer should remove it from AW public lobbies. How about you go drink another cup of Gamma Labs and quickscope some guys?

        • Gabe

          dude. Skill based matchmaking isn’t the problem. Driftir did a vid on it and completely broke down how it works. There are multiple factors in finding a game. SBMM is not the problem. Quit being a little bitch and actually get skill. Holy fucking shit. That’s the most annoying thing I’ve ever seen from people.

          • Gabe

            Driftor*

          • jordanxbrookes

            No it’s Drift0r, with a zero. See, you don’t even know his persona name and you’re telling me to get skill, smh.

          • Josh

            No, drift0r stated that SBMM does not affect lag. The problem is skilled players aren’t being rewarded. By playing against people of the same skill it is harder to get better gameplays and can ruin someone’s gaming experience on AW, giving them no desire to play the game! People want to play well and feel rewarded for being skilled or there’s not much enjoyment is there?

          • Mr Doge

            Oh yeah uh huh because facing people of lower skill is ‘fun’ and ‘rewarding’ huh? You ignorant fuck. Do you not get that if SBMM didn’t exist, new players would have their ‘gaming experience on AW’ ruined by some Master Prestige no life? Get some fucking eyes you prick.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            You re the one who doesn t know what s happening.I tried out my account lvl 10 and in 10 games the enemy team was full of guys prestige 5-15.

          • Markdg23

            Then your not playing tdm bc this is fool proof

          • Danel

            Calm down lmao.. The concept makes sense of SBMM, but everyone already ruined it by reverse boosting.. so just because it exists, all the master prestige no lifes are already ruining the experience by getting the noobs every single game they play

          • jordanxbrookes

            SBMM is one of many problems you knob. It doesn’t improve you as a player whatsoever. If you’re a noob and you’re paired up with other noobs, how exactly are you going to become a better player when you’re bad and you’re playing against equally bad players? In order for me to get good I had to have my arse handed to a few times, that’s how I became the player I am today. Second, matchmaking needs to be based on connection not skill. Listen to guys like Thunder and they’ll tell you how great it is being paired with Dai Ling Ping from the Philippines. Smh, how about you get some brains. Skill, HA! Call of Duty is a casual arcade shooter, the reason people kept playing it hours on end was because it was casual, you could be crap at the game but still could get a few kills, call in some killstreaks and have a good time.

          • Xander

            I’m sorry but what you’re saying is completely wrong. The whole point of a game is to have fun and play against people of the same skill(SBMM) to make intense close games making it a fair match up. The game isn’t designed for Youtubers to go around pubstomping and it is the majority of them that are complaining because they cannot get ‘dem s1k gameplays’ If you’re skilled you should be able to beat your opponent not just wreck the new players.

            Also, you were just a few weeks ago you were licking the devs asses trying to cozy in. Don’t be two-faced.

            AW is fun if you play with friends and don’t care so much about dropping 50 bombs every game. That’s not what it’s about.

          • Xander

            Apologies for the horrendous grammar in the 2nd to last paragraph. Can’t seem to formulate sentences this late at night aha.

            I have nothing against you Jordan you seem cool but the whining about SBMM is really just beyond a joke now(from the community as a whole)

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            The community are the ones complaining. You’re in a minority, my friend.

          • DANGLEO

            “Not designed for Youtubers”? You do realize, because of SBMM most youtubers/streamers reverse boost the shit out of their accounts just to get gameplays. Because of the SBMM and reverse boosting is crazy, the game is perfect for youtubers, cause all they get are scrubs who cant shoot through the stupid SBMM system they have… If I wanted to play competitive I’d play ranked. But I dont so I play pubs. What are the downsides of not having SBMM? Youtubers aren’t going to be able to pubstomp every single game ( like they can now with SBMM+RB). One game they might get trash players, and another game they might get sweaties…

          • Mr Doge

            Downsides of not having SBMM? Ooh thats a toughy I’m pretty sure your right…oh wait, FUCKING NEW PLAYERS CAN’T PLAY FOR SHIT WITHOUT BEING IN A GAME WITH THE OPPOSITE TEAM BEING HIGH LEVELS. Also your saying you want YouTuber’s to pubstomp every game huh? Is that it? You want Ali-A to join your game and ‘rek’ you? Get educated.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Only you would defend SBMM.

            SBMM = Promotes camping and bad connections. Camping = rooftop camping. Rooftop camping = not fun. Lag = not fun. Therefore SBMM is not fun.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Playing against people who are the same skill level as me is NOT fun. Competitive rankings are NOT fun. CoD was never about playing against sweaty palm tryhards from Bulgaria. The matchmaking was always random, skill didn’t get into the factor until BO2, when Vahn started sucking up to OpTic.

          • advanced warfare sucks

            It’s about casual smooth gameplay. Thats what most people want. the game is broken with lag and stuttering for me most of the time. Why is the game playable one minute and not the next? Also when was it decided that the point of the game was to play with same skilled players. As of now thats bullshit because the lag is handicapping skill levels by making them obsolete in some matches. It doesn’t matter how good you are if your bullets fly through the enemy. I get the pubstomping thing, but it’s just one of those things that can happen when game is working. Hell it’s still happening now so that no excuse. Why do you think people (me included) are crying for dedicated servers. I personally am an older gamer and don’t have friends who play these games. And i can care about dropping bombs, as far as I’m concerned they can take all the manual controlled scorestreaks off the game and I wouldn’t care. Bottom line is they can make the game the way all games are supposed to be made and not have built in lag to cater to newbies. They actually worked to make the game worse to try and appease new cod players. It’s like activision has started a racket.

          • Matt Behnken

            Two players of equal skill. The one with the better connection between two equally skilled players will always win. Hence the problem with sbmm. The better the skill algorithm the more frustrating it becomes losing because they aren’t better than you, they are the same.

          • Markdg23

            I have an instant fix for your problem and it’s none of my smart ass opinions I could post instead I’ll give you an honest fix. Play TDM and find a level 20 or something, then ask him to lobby up and make him party leader. The noobs will be in so much abundance you will think your playing combat training. I’ve done this several times on xbox1 and it always works. Enjoy!

        • Dude doing a poll isn’t going to help. Its something they are obviously very aware of. Thousands of people are complaining and they are doing nothing. I’m working on something now that may help. Got some good data together, just trying to put it all together now.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Well if Sledgehammer claimed that they listen to the fans, then my poll is evidence of what fans want. Just face it, they don’t give a shit about what we think. Unless the pros say SBMM has to go, it’s staying in the game. I’ll be alright though, I’ve got games like Titanfall and Battlefield 4 to play instead until Treyarch’s title.

          • Kenny

            Jordan, teach me how to make a poll. I would love to make a poll to see how many people are tired of your b*tching. If you don’t like the game, then get off of it, why are you wasting your time playing a game that you hate? It seems illogical to me. Either you are a very good troll, or you crave that mineral.In your case, that mineral is attention. Lots and lots of attention. So much attention, the Kardashian would be jealous. Have a good day. Go outside, play another game, do something that doesnt cause you to act like an attention seeking, illogical human being.

        • dan

          So how many people voted in your poll? and compare that with how many people that play cod 😀 I don’t think your poll really matters JS

        • Kill Denied

          Then fuck off, don’t play the game and stop complaining. I am pretty sure everyone is tired of your shit.

        • ScOott

          Poll means nothing’s of corse 85 percent are going to agree that’s why they went on Twitter to complain in the first place… People like me who are enjoying the game didn’t do your poll so your poll is kinda biassed

      • Mr Doge

        Haha

      • Pj Hickey

        Got to love how everyone who moans about some are the shit people, they need to think there good beating the crap players, proving they can’t play against people with thumbs

    • Oh god, is this is what SH has come to? They’re starting to go into the IW category.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Condrey is a prick tbh. He’s the Sledgehammer version of Vonderhaar. You can tell he lied and were on Activision’s strings before AW launched, all of this “we’re answering the community” is more like “we’re listening to OpTic and that’s it”. I’m waiting for him to prove me wrong.

      He blocked me in early August because of my opinions about competitive. It proved that that’s all he and SH cares about. I want to like them as a company, though, they just make it difficult.

  • Guest

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70zQpvWOb0I

    sums up these devs, the ass kissing of eCancer and the lies

    • kplem

      again with this glitch what is with it

      • Keshav Bhat

        Is it okay with you if I delete your doubled post with the same video? Or will I get annihilated with hate for that?

        haha, jk.

        • kplem

          you really want to delete it because it hurts your puppet ass with the truth lol

          • jordanxbrookes

            I think he meant delete the guest comment because there are 2 of them.

          • Guest

            true but still

          • kplem

            deep down he wants to delete both

          • Keshav Bhat

            I don’t want to delete both of them. I watched that video. I agree with some of that video.

            Calm yourself. It’s gonna be okay.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Are we cool Keshav? I know we have different things in mind but are we fine?

          • kplem

            good you admit your puppet faults were exposed lol

          • kplem

            as well who the hell wouldnt get pissed at a guy who encourages kids to play a Mature rated game for a living -_-

    • I can’t take this guy seriously. This is the longest rant video I have ever seen.

      • jordanxbrookes

        He makes a lot of good points though.

  • kplem

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70zQpvWOb0I sums up these devs, the ass kissing of eCancer, why it is a failure and the lies

  • Guywithbrains

    I can’t believe people still complain about SBMM.

    SBMM finally shows that these “skilled players” are only skilled when they play against noob players. Now we all finally see that all whiners are not so skilled anymore when they get to play against same skill level players as them.

    No, I won’t start arguing. But what I wish is that stop complaining about SBMM it makes the game fair for us who always got spawn trapped and dominated in previous games.

    • GinsuVictim

      That’s great and all, but when I’m matched up with someone on the other side of the planet and the connection is shit, THAT’S a problem.

      • Guywithbrains

        But in my case I always end up playing with players who are from my country or neighbour country.

        Maybe luck but I don’t know for sure.

    • kplem

      no it makes the game the same old shit every game expecting to face the same old douche try hards in a party, i bet it pisses you off but you want to be that rebel that agrees with it or you are one of those nerds.

      • Guywithbrains

        If you face enemies on a party with high skill level then I expect you to be good in the game. Only “pro tip” is to get worse or then deal with it you have to play with same skill level players so then you can call yourself pro.

        • GinsuVictim

          Playing with better players made me a better player. Playing with people of the same skill level didn’t do jack for me.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Exactly, I learned to be a good player by being a noob and getting my arse handed to, that’s how I became good, not being paired up with Gok Wan from across the globe because his K/D is the same as mine.

        • kplem

          whether i have a shit KD or not they still exist and i dont care i traded in this rubbish long ago. thank god i got it pre owned

    • jordanxbrookes

      It’s great to play with people of similar skill, but not all the time. That’s why Ranked Play is there. If I want to play against some competition, then I’ll play that. How will you learn to be good when you’re playing with people just like you?

      • Guywithbrains

        In my opinion ranked play is too hard. There are all those try hards I don’t want to play with. I want to play with players who are similar with me (1.1 K.D.). I don’t think 1.1 K.D. is enough for ranked play. 😛

        EDIT: Just to clarify I am not that bad what my K.D. makes me look like.
        Capturing the flags in Domination takes sacrifices (deaths in this case).

        • jordanxbrookes

          Ranked Play uses SBMM so how can one be hard and the other easy? There are tryhards in both Public and Ranked because they have similar stats to you. It needs to be based on connection, not skill.

          • Guywithbrains

            Because true skilled players who dominate play in ranked play and try hards who try to be cool by kill wh*ring in objective modes play in normal playlists. Those can be won easier than true pro players in ranked.

            Also we saw how removing SBMM turned out in Black Ops 2…

          • kplem

            yeah it turned out fantastic

          • jordanxbrookes

            True skilled players are players with similar stats to you, there is no difference, they are still going to be tryharding you anyway. Removing SBMM in Black Ops 2 made the game better.

          • GinsuVictim

            Play Blops 2 these days and you’ll wonder why anyone ever bitched about the connection. Pretty solid.

        • Juses

          Wants to play agains equally skilled players… Complains about ranked play being too hard.

          Seems legit.

        • Juses

          What’s your gamertag?

        • ccrows

          Except “ranked play” is “pubs” now.

          Treyarch used deds for league play.

          ^ Why? Because when you MM by skill instead of connection (without deds) it creates unnecessary lag. Which is what this game has.
          So let’s have people pinging all over the place just to find people of similar skill. Yet I have perfectly good people to play with in my own backyard for pubs.

          Ghosts may have been a boring game, but from a connections experience (not talking about TTK) just connection Ghosts blows this game out of the water.

          ^ Not using SBMM in pubs had a lot to do with that…

      • Juses

        Took the words right out of my mouth 😛

      • spartanelite

        I think I said this before its still there which I dont feel like it is I because I still shit on people sometimes and then sometimes its the other way around too, but if it’s still there I’ll probably be out when ranked season one comes out when did league play come out for bo2?

        • GinsuVictim

          Connection is why you have good games and bad against the same level of players. Thanks SBMM!

      • Bearded bastard

        I pretty much only play normal game modes and I’m never with or against people equal skill to me, pretty sure sbmm is a placebo effect. They need merc playlists so I’m not paired with groups of buddies for sure, but I’ve yet to be matched based on skill. I’ve gone against fairly good opponents, but skill matched, not at all

      • SlyCooper5555 .

        How will you learn to be good if you play against players worse than you?

        • jordanxbrookes

          But that’s it, that’s how bad players can become good, by playing against people that are better than them, not people that are the same as them.

          • SlyCooper5555 .

            Truthfully, in this game you can never be too sure who’s a legit bad player. Everyone who knows how to play just reverse boosts or creates a whole new account just to play against noobs
            .

          • jordanxbrookes

            Yes but I would hate having to do that just to have a good time. Just remove SBMM from public and keep it in Ranked Play. Trust me, the game will be much better.

          • SlyCooper5555 .

            The game is fun to me, but of course there is your typical CoD bullshit. I’m holding on till zombies arrive, so I just deal with it.

          • jordanxbrookes

            The game CAN be fun. But there things that stop it from being fun to a lot of people like me, and Sledgehammer just ignore the complaints and cover it up instead.

        • Dan

          SBMM helps get you to play against noobs way more often than without SBMM. Reverse Boost and noobs galore…. Without SBMM sometimes you’ll play noobs sometimes you wont.

        • Mr Doge

          Good point #UpVote

      • Mr Doge

        No, ranked play is there for you to go up against people in full parties. People who are a real challenge. Maybe it isn’t SBMM thats the problem. Maybe your just shit and you thought you were good because you got too cozy with going up against new players. And how will you learn, “Jordan” to be good with going up against people who are worse than you? Yeah your clever aren’t you mate. You like to post your own opinion then get offended when someone disagrees. Quite mature.

    • Keshav Bhat

      This is 100% true and this is why I agree with SBMM, but there’s a catch with SBMM that is causing an uproar. It doesn’t match players based upon the location and ping, which causes a lot of connection based issues. That’s why Ghosts had amazing connection. It was all backend ping based and ping driven connections, but Advanced Warfare isn’t. And that’s causing many players to be upset about it.

    • ccrows

      For a “guy with brains” that’s really a dumb comment, or you’re simply trolling.

      First, what’s the point of having a ranked play lobby, and a pub lobby now?

      Second, from a connection POV why is SBMM a good thing?

      ^ I live in Chicago, and this game likes to MM me with people from Canada and Mexico, or sometimes even Europe! All of that just for the sake of matching me up with people of similar skill, instead of people in my area.

      It’s one thing to try doing that with deds, but without deds it’s stupid.

      Remove SBMM & the connection experience would instantly get better for everyone (like IW better) if they were to MM by connection instead…

      • Mr Doge

        How is that dumb? Oh because only your opinion matters huh? How is he trolling? Hes stating his opinion like you do, but whats different is that he doesn’t state that exact same opinion on every post.

    • Tricky VIk

      “I understand the skill thing, I think it’s fine, the connection is what gets to me, I’m tired of going up against the same people in Europe when I live in the US.”

    • Favorite Ape

      Games only been out a couple months. We still have all those pissed off players that got the game for Christmas that will hit the boards soon.

    • spartanelite

      That’s exactly what I was thinking

    • Rei

      So much for skill when i put most of my mag on an enemy to die dhe then get killed by the next cuz you aint got time to reload or enough bullets left. so tell me where do all those bullets go?? and before asking me about my connection let me tell you i play all other CODs with decent pings and do not suffer from this expect on AW

  • arturoehr

    When are they going to add new classic playlists? playing always dom gets boring

    • GinsuVictim

      At least give us a free for all in classic. I’m sure some people would like classic hardcore.

  • I personally am a bit confused now with this whole SBMM thing. Most of the lobbies I get into have people with similar prestige to me, not skill. Sometimes I get completely wrecked, and sometimes I dominate. So is this whole “SBMM” actually there? Or is the matchmaking based off of what prestige you are. :

    • Juses

      Nope I’m pretty sure it’s based on SPM

    • jordanxbrookes

      I believe it is based on SPM and/or K/D.

      • Probably. I just wish the game could at least have the connection quality of Ghosts.

    • spartanelite

      How are people even sure it there it pretty frustrating that there is no proof maybe at the being of the game it was but not anymore how is the game paring me up against a Christmas noon skill based its not and it wasn’t just one its was multiple in the same lobby that’s why I’m having trouble understanding why people are bitching at what? Something that’s not there

      • GinsuVictim

        Being matched with people on the other side of the freakin’ planet is all the proof you need.

        • spartanelite

          I don’t get those my connection is fine most of the time

      • jordanxbrookes

        “there is no proof” yes there is proof. Many people took photos of AW telling them they couldn’t join matches because “the skill gap is too big/small” and also Drift0r uncovered matchmaking code that showed “skill” played a major part in matchmaking which then Activision told Drift0r that he had to take the video down.

        • ww

          Also, make a new account, and you’ll see all the noobs there.

          • jordanxbrookes

            I’ve actually considered this “Reverse Boosting” thing just to see if I do get paired up with noobs. Many people reported that they do.

        • spartanelite

          Link to a photo or something but even if it is there its not much of a big deal to me the game isn’t that difficult IMO I can get a full 3 modual paladin easy I really just don’t feel it 😛

  • I don’t like the SBMM either. I don’t like having to play that hard every match, but the constant whining about it is even worse..

    • Juses

      Remove the SBMM and there will be no more whining about it.

      • GinsuVictim

        We’ll find something else to whine about, you betcha!

        • Guest

          didnt you mean ”I betcha”??? since when do people bet themselves??

          • GinsuVictim

            “You betcha” is just a phrase people use. Did you never watched Fargo?

      • I understand the importance of it being removed, I really do but it is the top or near the top comment on every article and it just gets old. People from Sledgehammer probably dont even visit this site that often.

  • Guywithbrains

    Maybe we should change the topic for a while and think about where is our Gun Game? I thought I saw it in an article about Advanced Warfare’s modes.

    Don’t tell me it is going behind a paywall…

    • GinsuVictim

      Blame Newsweek. Sledgehammer has never said it.
      (I want it too!)

      • Guywithbrains

        But I don’t think Newsweek just made that up. They got that information from somewhere.

        • GinsuVictim

          They probably made an assumption based on the last few games.

  • Have it like in CS:GO.
    7 DAY BAN

    • jooker-jr

      Really ? That’s a lot, what if I got disconnected ?

  • Favorite Ape

    Didn’t he also “confirm” dedicated servers? Sounds more like a credibility issue to me.

  • Michael Korleone

    What about the PS3/PS4 freezeing issues Condrey? Release (another) patch already!1

  • Sample Text

    Meanwhile in a alternate universe, Michael Coundrey confirms the removal of skill based matchmaking

    • GinsuVictim

      How do we get there?

  • J4MES

    ‘Probation’ wont work especially if the ranked play matches are running on a P2P connection. If the host leaves/dashboards (happened in BO2 non-stop) everyone gets kicked and put on probation ‘for leaving the game’ even if the migration failed. I got so many 5 minute penalties for this but when I did quit a match because the connection was intolerable and unplayable; I didn’t get even punished!

  • matt

    if we get penalties for backing up we better not spawn into games that have already started. why should I get penalized for wanting to leave a hard point game where I join and my team’s down 100+ points

    • GinsuVictim

      Joining in progress was supposedly removed from Ranked Play. I haven’t tried Ranked yet so I don’t know if they did or not.

  • aaaahhhh the comment section….the place to be to hear all the little kids complain….wonderful.

    • Favorite Ape

      Or hear little kids whining about posts they don’t agree with.

  • PandaMan

    For all those bitching about SBMM Im gonna go out on a limb and say that once the first season of League Play or whatever the hell its called is released they’ll get rid of SBMM. It would only make sense

  • Super029something

    Since Jordan is so big on polls I thought I’d make one of my own; http://strawpoll.me/3295055

    • Juses

      Terrible poll

      • Super029something

        Poll’s are definitive proof of what everybody wants. Even ask Jordan.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Connections have gotten better for me, I raised my KD again lol

  • Juses

    Dlc 1 trailer today?

  • BATTLEFIELD4THEWIN

    People still play this rubbish?

  • nokki00 .

    It is hard to play defense in this game.

    Taking out air craft is hard and you die 2 or 3 times before shooting it down.
    System hack for kill streaks is set high

    but really easy to get offensive kill streaks.

    They should have made an option for the turret to shoot down air crafts with missiles. Like MW3.

    I like this game but the offense is to heavy.

  • Juses

    Dlc 1 trailer in 19 mins?

  • Juses

    Trailer in 4 mins?

  • Tim Vikouski

    somebody needs to give him a swift kick in the ass to jump start his brain who cares fix the dam game first

  • THEAVENGER2015 .

    lizard squad should of DDOS slegehammer games instead of xbl or psn network,for making another broken call of duty were they only listen to the pro players not the rest of the community that pays for the game that pays the bills for activision!!!!!

  • hdbagger

    leaving a game early because ur ability or luck should be considered
    as a punishable offense AFTER determining ur not in a lobby of players
    in an ethical quandry of how the game is supposed to be played and not
    exploited. k/d is earned or stolen! i prefer to earn it and play with
    like minded players; ethically. do i have to really avoid players
    individually every time one ruins the game. if some one wants to exploit
    the game let them cheat each other all night long-just keep them out of
    my space. simple enough,programmatically you can give everyone an
    option of preference. gets a little more tricky to determine [programmatically[ALGORHYTHMS}]
    tables or however you chose to address the challenge and some servers
    are already doing this. yes it is ongoing and ayes you can make money
    off the expense by bannig and reselling accounts and equipment which is
    what is happening now. the great thing is that honest players do not
    have to play with as many cheaters and visa versa. problem is that the
    cheaters will have to compete on a more level field. the saddest part of
    all of this is that some corps, parents and role models are teaching,
    enabling and condoning kids to cheat and as evidenced here to rationalise/impose on others.
    ethical segregation. so when i go in to ranked play hte game is not
    rigged and i have to be cannon fodder for some ones … a good game is a
    close tough fight it out not 56 kills and 2 deaths. the numbers can be
    manipulated by the craftier weasels and that can be calculated also.
    whatcha gonna do when the cheaters take it beyond the game and impose themselves into real life situations. cheaters cheating cheaters -no whining.