Michael Condrey has confirmed today on Twitter that Sledgehammer Games will be updating the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare eSports to ban Exo Stim and Exo Cloak abilities.


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  • PHAT PETE

    nice to see them listening to feedback and reacting pretty fast to it.

  • The Mexicano

    Hey, InfinityWard, you see this? A company who CARES about their community.

    • common sense

      wrong, they don’t care. If they did SBMM in pubs would be a thing of the past. And we would have DEDICATED SERVERS.

      • Keshav Bhat
        • common sense

          Again, dedicated servers have not been answered at ALL. He says they have been active, what he is talking about is REGIONAL servers. That they have ALWAYS had. as far as the SBMM answers, he stated that SBMM and Connection play a role. This is totally OPPOSITE OF WHAT EVERY PERSON HAS TWEETED HIM. Should be based on connection ALONE.

          Here’s a comprehensive review of the servers.. inb4 banned for posting link smh…
          https://t.co/Ss6gf4WgKs

          • Mr Doge

            What does this have anything to do with Dedis? You were just talking about SBMM. WTF????? You change the subject because Keshav owned you?

          • jordanxbrookes

            Keshav didn’t own anyone, Keshav pointed everyone to the fact that Condrey admitted SBMM exists, for those who were stupid enough to believe it didn’t.

        • common sense

          when are you going to stop defending Michael Condrey and Sledgehammer, and start doing REAL investigative journalism? Ask the hard questions. Demand TRUE answers. If they have dedicated servers, I want to know specifics. What platform, what region, when are they active, who connects to them etc. Why SBMM is in pubs, how much it affects the match making, and more. The broad statement of we have dedicated servers is as believable as James Clapper telling congress no, we don’t spy on Americans… Tired of all this corrupt mess.

        • kplem

          of course this puppet would believe they are doing something -_- ill give treyarch props with poo ops 2 at least the took out SBMM quick unlike these trolls

          • Keshav Bhat

            Why do you keep calling me a puppet? He asked about SBMM, and I’m giving him the latest I know about SBMM. Where in my post above did I defend those tweets or say those tweets are 100% true? Those are the only tweets from the official source about those topics, so I linked those here – as I have no idea why SBMM is still in the game or how Activision does dedicated servers.

          • kplem

            you are saying they are doing something they are not at all, treyarch trolled the pubs with BO2 but at LEAST they knew SBMM sucked total poo and they removed it made the game better.

          • Super029something

            Shut up kplem you fucking sheep, you’ve no idea what you’re talking about. You and every other retard on CI just complain about this shit in every single article when its not a big deal in the slightest. It’s only fucking logical too match people with the same skill level you ignorant little scum.

          • kplem

            that is why i coudltn find anyone back in november 15th and went on my new account and found people? ok? and that’s is why the game is dead SBMM, as well as 98% want it gone you are a minority face it lol

          • Super029something

            What? Can you try making some fucking sense?

            And yes, I know im the minority because most of the CoD community are idiotic little sheep who have no idea what they’re talking about.

          • kplem

            sheep? elaborate on that

          • Super029something

            You just follow every other idiot.

          • kplem

            no i dont i look at the facts and i bring up my own opinions SBMM is trash i always disliked it as well as everyone else dislikes it

          • Super029something

            Thats an opinion retard.

          • kplem

            not shit it is an opinion, but the fact is SBMM doesnt work and is what is killing this game face it.

          • Mr Doge

            WHAT FACTS?! THAT SOME KID FOUND FILES SAYING SBMM AND THAT SOMEHOW HAS A CONNECTION TO THE GAME BEING SHIT?? SUPER029SOMETHING IS RIGHT, YOUR A SHEEP. YOUR DONT LOOK AT FACTS YOU LOOK AT COMMENTS FROM CCROWS AND JORDANXBROOKES AND FOLLOW ALONG BECAUSE THEY HAVE UPVOTES. YOU, SIR, ARE A FUCKING IMBECILE.

          • ccrows

            There you go, attacking people that proved you wrong.

            ALL CAPS TOO HUH? Yeah you’re mad… lol

          • kplem

            when he said that SUPER020 is right i stopped taking him seriously.

          • kplem

            lel

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            And yet you support competitive.

          • Super029something

            Whats your point?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            It’s not fair for me to say “you support/watch competitive, therefore anything you say is invalid when it comes to majority rules”, but that IS how I feel.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Brady you just wrecked him haha

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Indeed lol

          • ccrows

            *tags in*

            It’s not a big deal in the slightest huh?

            Right, cuz when I’m having a bad lag lobby and hear somebody from another country that’s what’s best for COD Right?

            ^ Yup that’s much better than playing with/against 11 other local people in the same lobby.

            Either you’re trolling, or you are extremely stupid.

            Either way I don’t care anymore, just please STFU…

          • Super029something

            You talk like they don’t take connection into account at all buddy. The matchmaking is based purely off of skill.

          • Mr Doge

            *tags in* How come I don’t lag? How come no one I know lags? Maybe your trolling, or your extremely stupid. Ever think about that?

          • ccrows

            There’s lag.

            The game lags the most when I’m in a lobby with people from other counties, just to match me up with others of similar skill.

            SBMM is in this game (even though you claimed it never was).

            Michael Condrey admits that SBMM is in the game. I guess you’re gonna say that Michael Condrey is wrong too…

          • Keshav Bhat

            I’m passing along the OFFICIAL word on the situations. I don’t know why SBMM is in the game; I would like it gone too, but I cannot control what Activision does. He says dedicated servers are there, so that’s all I know. I don’t know nor will I sit here and speculate random nonsense for the sake of hating. I’ll pass along official information, whether you like it or not. I cannot make up things that you want to hear; I can only post and talk about what they’ve said, whether it be true or not.

            So, if they don’t want to remove SBMM, I cannot do anything about it. Calling me a puppet for reporting the official information is ridiculous. I’m not a puppet. I’m reporting news for fans that care and enjoy Call of Duty everyday, and play Call of Duty because they love what Call of Duty is.

          • kplem

            good at least you admit you were reporting on it because it sounded at first that you wernt so i say my apologies. you could be lying though ? lol

          • Super029something

            God, you’re stupid.

          • kplem

            as well as is it logical to join someone from australia to the UK just because of skill ok?

          • Super029something

            Did you play the other CoDs? That kind of shit literally happens like 1/100 games in every CoD game. Nothing to do with SBMM.

          • kplem

            yeah that is why i can join a local game on a game like MW2 on PC with no players on (i mean the player count is very low)

          • Super029something

            What? Once again you’re failing to make any fucking sense at all

          • kplem

            you’re saying how SBMM plays a role in connection, it pairs you with players of your “skill” not connection and on a date like november 15th which isnt long after release where there should be players online i couldnt find a local game and when i went on my new account i could. like i said i could find a game a local game on MW2 pc with barely any player yet i cant find one in AW

          • Super029something

            I’m not talking about November fucking 15th kid, I’m talking about now.

          • kplem

            my point it how SBMM is a failure, november 15th is a time when there should be heaps of players because it was shortly after release yet i couldnt find anyone because of SBMM yet when i change to a level 1 account i got into lobbies in a heartbeat. you call me stupid why dont you read the comment and stop with your cussing and saying “kid” to look the superior one lol

          • Super029something

            The fact that you couldn’t find a game on November 15th wasn’t because of SBMM you moronic little cunt.

          • kplem

            oh god im talking to a brick wall

          • Super029something

            oh god im talking to a retard

          • kplem

            like i again said brick wall

          • Super029something

            Like I said, retard. Couldn’t type out a correct sentence if your life depended on it.

          • kplem

            again correcting doesnt make you correct in this argument, that is the only argument you’ve brought up nothing to defend SBMM lol

          • kplem

            wouldnt bring up a valid SBMM counter argument if your life depended on it lol.

          • Super029something

            I already have put up many. I’m done talking to you, go read my other comments. I’ve said what I wanted to say.

          • kplem

            give me one you didnt put shit that is valid to the argument

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Only puppets excuse bullshit like this.

          • kplem

            2nd that

          • Super029something

            I’m not wrong.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            It’s your opinion, in which it is MY opinion to think that YOUR opinion is invalid.

            Yes, we’ve been playing against people from other regions for years, however, that’s only because matchmaking was more random. With SBMM, it has gone far more ass-backwards. Remember Drift0r’s SBMM video? Yeah, well, he took that down. For a reason.

          • kplem

            god you’re mad

          • Mr Doge

            You just got owned by the Website Mod. Ouch.

          • kplem

            mr website mod lel no it looked he was acting like a puppet but he explained himself so i took back my word, unless he is lying? lol

          • Keshav Bhat

            Lying about what? Like what the heck do you need from me in order for me to make you stop calling me a puppet? Cause I cannot remove SBMM; I cannot force them to remove SBMM; I can ask, and hope that one day it goes. I cannot make up nonsense; I cannot make up fake crap to please you; I can, and will always, report the news that is presented by official sources. If you don’t like that, that’s your problem. I cannot help you figure out why you don’t like the official news. Official news is all I can, and all I will provide you with. From there, I just go back and play the game and have fun for what its worth and sit here and watch the comments explode with hate. I’m sorry me posting about eSports doesn’t please people. I’m sorry that some people think eSports is crap; I don’t. I like eSports. I watch lots of CoD streams in my free time cause I like seeing competitive action. I’m sorry if you think it’s crap; I’m not gonna change my opinion to please you.

          • kplem

            i never said you have to, i think you could be lying and are being payed by activision, why are you getting so defensive? is it true? you are paid? i still think you are lol

          • common sense

            When are you PERSONALLY going to ask Condrey about all this and get an interview about it? I get you are trying to be professional. But part of your job is to bring the news and ASK questions. So let’s prepare a list of questions to ask Condrey on this site, and get you guys to ASK him. Wouldn’t that be a win win for all around?

          • Keshav Bhat

            We don’t have any part of our job where we have to ask questions. We report news. I don’t ask cause of many different reasons, and mostly because I communicate with the developers in a private manner.

          • common sense

            So what you are saying is you SOLD OUT. So ask them in a private manner and report something about all this. “Many different reasons”. LMAO. You should be pounding for this information, you yourself has stated that you would like to see it gone and have done NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING to help our cause. You’re worse than TmarTn or Ali-A at this point.

          • Traveller

            Even if he did an interview, the answers wouldn’t because ignorant fucks like you will say that Condrey’s lying and that the interview is rigged and then call Keshav a sellout anyway

          • common sense

            Wrong, when interviewed if Condrey lies we can sue for false advertising. If he asks specifics and we get specific answers then so be it. But otherwise he is a sell out.

          • Keshav Bhat

            Let’s get things straight.

            1) No, I have not sold out to anyone. I always, and will continue, to make $0 from this job. I’ve developed relationships with friends at the studios over the years, who I do call friends as they are REAL people just like us who work their butts off to make a video game for fans to enjoy. They know there’s issues. They want it to be the best game out there. They are working on problems; I have yet to see Michael, ATVI, or anyone official walk up to you and say “Hey, we are keeping SBMM.” They haven’t said ANYTHING about it. Have I asked them about SBMM? No, I have not personally gone out and asked them about it. Why? Because they get asked about it every. single. day. What would me asking make a difference for when they aren’t ready to talk about their answer to anyone?

            2) “You’re worse than Ali-A or TmarTn at this point.” I take deep offense to the fact that you said that. I, personally, could care less about all of this SBMM, weapon balancing, etc. I spend majority of my time on my education and school work and focus majority of my time on real life stuff. Over the past four years on this site, I have made $0. TmarTn and AliA probably make hundreds of thousands of dollars for their videos, which I’m sure you’ve seen our answer to when they take our info without credit.

            I do this job everyday cause I’ve enjoyed playing Call of Duty since Call of Duty 4. I focus more on school work and more on just enjoying the game; rather than complaining about everything. Yeah, AW has it’s issues; but it’s the most fun I’ve had since MW2. Yeah, AW has SBMM, which needs to go. But let me tell you this: if I do ask them in a private manner, I’m 99% sure their answer to me will be an answer which will have to remain confidential, as I hope you’ve learned in your lifetime, trust is very important. I try my best to earn people’s trust and be trustworthy. I’m not gonna go and privately ask for an answer then break their trust.

            So, I’m deeply sorry you think I’m worse than AliA or TmarTn.

            Have a great day. Thanks,
            Keshav

          • common sense

            Their action of not taking action is CLEAR enough of their decision of whether to keep SBMM in the game or not. Just because you don’t make money from it doesn’t mean you don’t have influence. You have influence over somethings. Use it for the greater good. You speak of trust? You are breaking your trust to people who visit this site by not asking questions that needs to be asked. You are worse than Ali-A or TmarTn because you don’t even have a good reason to be a sell out. You just sell out because of some false hood that you are doing the right thing. Because dev’s are just like us…. b.s. They control a game and if they were like us they would want it gone too. But they don’t and won’t. I will NEVER work for a company that tells it’s customers screw you.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          LOLWUT? Condrey is stupid, all SBMM does is ruin the game. It makes it less fun.

      • The Mexicano

        To be honest SBMM is not a problem if you don’t like it than stop prestiging

      • PuddingAuxRais1ns

        Dedicated Servers are already in the game. Maybe It’s a regional thing. I live in New Orleans and I have never experienced a host migration yet.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      How is this caring? They’re banning something that they put in the game. If MLG players are as good as they say they are, then they can adapt to anything.

      • Super029something

        They can, they’ve been playing with it since the game launched. They just think the game would be more fun without it. This doesn’t effect your precious public games so whats the problem?

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Uh, no, actually, competitive screwed with public matches, because of SBMM. That’s evident now. Quite a few YouTubers have quit making Advanced Warfare videos for that reason (Thunder, for example) and are posting Black Ops 2 instead (if they have to resort to a worse game, then that’s a problem).

          Maybe their intentions are good, however, I’m tired of them banning shit in MLG period. They dictate what’s in the game? That’s tyrannical. If these players were “pro”, they’d be able to adapt to anything. They play the same thing we play would mean that the communities wouldn’t be separate. All MLG is doing is holding the franchise back.

  • common sense

    To everyone saying they care about the community. No, they don’t care. Everyone told Condrey how bad it was, and he did NOTHING. We have voiced our opinion about SBMM and he does NOTHING. Condrey could give a rats a$$ about all of us. He banned it because he knew if he didn’t he cause a major ruckus and lose sales. Why doesn’t CharlieIntel(or any other Major Call of Duty ‘person’) ask him why SBMM is in the game for pubs, what Platform ‘dedicated servers’ are on, who connects to them and how often they are used? Matchmaking should be based on connectivity ONLY.

    • Batman

      Dont blame SHG just cuz they put sbmm

      • common sense

        What? I am going to blame the company that put sbmm in pubs on their game… Who else am I going to blame the tooth fairy?

      • ccrows

        You’re right, I guess I should blame Old IW instead for AW having SBMM… <_<

    • Ak74u

      They do care about the community sledgehammer has listend to the community more than any other cod and I’ve said this before. In fact because sledgehammer wants everyone to have a positive k/d that proves that they do care about the community and even the bad players if your a good player you should be matched with people on your same skill level that seems quite fair don’t you think anyway I know the connections aren’t the best but it’s playable to me. I want people to stop bitching over the game and SBMM..I don’t care because it’s probably not going to come back in the next one and time will fly to the next cod so don’t like it just wait for the next one later this year

      • common sense

        How about I play the game on a good connection ey? And if I want a challenge I go to ranked because.. uh well, to any NORMAL person that is what is there for. Why should I be punished with going sweaty all the time just because I am good? What if I want to sit back and kick it with some buds and pop some soda and pizza and enjoy the game? Guess what? Too bad I can’t. I’ll get pooped on because im not MLG xxx420SWAGSWAGzxxxxx

        • Get better

          You go on about your right to relax, kick it back etc. You do realise for you to have the game you describe, someone has to have a miserable time where they do nothing but get over powered and killed all the time? Are they not allowed to enjoy the game also, or is it just about your experience?

          The ONLY reason to remove SBMM is for connection purposes. Anything else is about domination and bullying. One has to wonder what these people are compensating for.

          • common sense

            It’s not even about the trash talking, its more about relaxing with a fun game and enjoying some cod.. What cod4 and mw2 used to be…

          • Mr Doge

            You don’t get it do you pal? Hes saying that you can’t just be the only one destroying people, everyone has to have fun. Also stop suggesting that you played CoD4 and MW2 “back in the day”. No one gives a shit. Your probably 14.

          • jordanxbrookes

            *You’re probably 14, since your spelling is awful.

      • kplem

        fanboy stop talking out of your butt crack they couldn’t give a shit they have done nothing good, the BAL-27 is still OP according to alot of people so give them the middle finger like they are to you, stop kissing ass.

        • Mr Doge

          Hes not a fanboy for having an opinion. Hes right. I think being being paired up with people of your same skill level is fair because it shows you played fairly and you got that K/D legit, not against noobs. The Bal-27 isn’t OP. Nothing is. It’s only OP if everyone uses it. They only slightly buffed the ASM1 so it isn’t that different but because TmarTn and Ali-A start saying its the “Best SMG”, people will start using it. I think your a fanboy of hating on things that might not exist. Also no one cares about the Bal anymore. It feels the same. But people realised there is more than gun out there.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Yes, one could be a fanboy for posting an opinion. You’re clearly biased, because you’re a fanboy yourself, defending SBMM for invalid reasons.

            Your opinion is invalid. SBMM is not fair, because it doesn’t factor connection over everything else. It’s not fun at all. I don’t want to try extra hard, especially since Call of Duty was created for the casual consumer base. That’s why SBMM being implemented is illogical and pure fallacy. Guess what? If I wanted to play against people of equal skill, then there’s a fucking Ranked playlist for that. That destroys everything you said about SBMM. Period.

            The BAL is seen as overpowered because it’s a mediocre gun in comparison to the majority of guns being weak. Plus, it was lazy to copy and paste guns from Ghosts.

          • Guest

            SBMM doesnt work i think people dont want to play same old players that spend their lives on the game in full parties with the most OP classes .

          • kplem

            just read brady’s comment that’s is basically what i wanted to say

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            m/

          • jordanxbrookes

            If you want to be paired up with players of similar skill, go play Ranked Play, it’s there for a reason. If you’re a noob that doesn’t want to get destroyed by good players, then they can go play in the Combat Readiness Program to allow them to get good. There is no reason or excuse as to why SBMM is in Public.

          • tarfeef101

            YOU FOOL! The point of gaming isn’t to get good stats (legit or otherwise, regardless of your definition of legit), but to HAVE FUN! And SBMM just makes it extremely competitive and even stressful, instead of fun; with a variety of easy, casual, competitive, and getting owned. Point made

      • ccrows

        “In fact because sledgehammer wants everyone to have a positive k/d that proves that they do care about the community”

        ^ So basically you want “Mario Party COD”.

        I bet when your kids play little league, that you want everyone to go home with a trophy too huh?… *SMH*

        • Mr Doge

          So your saying that its good for some kids to be get cocky because they got a plastic trophy and then grow up to be assholes and for the other kids to feel like shit because they didn’t get anything? Whats wrong with everyone having a positive K/D? Why does it have to be just you? Your a fucking idiot ccrows, get off this website.

          • ccrows

            Oh look it’s Mr Doge, who said only Jordan and I see SBMM, and nobody else.

            Yet even Michael Condrey admits it’s in the game.

            https://twitter.com/MichaelCondrey/status/551531048883195905

            So stop calling people idiots, when you don’t have your facts straight and just SHUT IT already…

            http://nativemobile.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Game-Over-ASA-UK-Bans-Dungeon-Keeper-Mobile-Ad.jpg

          • jordanxbrookes

            You won the internet there my friend.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            More insults, I see.

            “What’s wrong with everyone having a positive KD”? Fucking everyone else in the ass by doing it, that’s what’s wrong. Giving a bad player a 1 KD unfairly firstly not only hinders them by not making them better, but also screwing players like me, who could get a 2 KD on the game easily. Instead, I’m playing against rooftop headglitching campers on Riot.

            And it’s you’re*. If you want to call someone an idiot, then maybe you should use proper grammar.

          • After seeing a lot of Doge’s responses he really does look like a dick, he’s supporting SBMM and cursing like a drunken wife beater along the way.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            At least I have reasoning when I say that I hate competitive…

          • tarfeef101

            Just like the previous guy seemingly forgot, everyone being positive is mathematically impossible. Just saying

        • Ak74u

          You sound so stupid really with your Mario and trophy shit. It’s about being fair to bad players and I know it somehow impacts the connection but all cods have had lag and I yiu really think it’s fair when one person is owning a bunch of noobs. And yes I’d want every kid to get a trophy cause I like kids and I’m fair the champ just gets a bigger one

          • ccrows

            First, tell me the difference between pubs and ranked play now?

            Second, all CODs have lag? Yes, but as boring as Ghosts was, its matchmaking was waaaaaaay better. BO2 showed how much better it got once it got rid of SBMM.

            Finally sacrificing connection just for the sake of getting more people 1.0 KDs (AKA Condrey’s 2nd tweet) is just plain wrong.

            SH needs to bring back Combat Training, and let everyone with a .80 or less KD play in there, and then kill SBMM in pubs.

            ^ I don’t care if newbs/noobs want their own sandbox, just stop putting me in lobbies with people from other countries!…

          • Ak74u

            You sound really stupid and you aren’t being reasonable you just sound like an angry person upset that there is skill based match making. And it seems like your angry about it cause you just want to own noobs. The connections isn’t even bad for me I’ve seen way worse in mw3 get a new connection and don’t reply to me anymore I’m done

          • ccrows

            Answer the question and stop insulting… *SMH*

          • Ak74u

            Pubs is for regular cod players and ranked is for competitive play, I get that. And if they put it in pubs it’s also to have it balanced and not give the bad players a bad time

          • ccrows

            Yet the Match Making is the same in both now.

            So once again, what’s the difference?…

          • Ak74u

            Well I understand what your saying that skill based match making is in both pubs and ranked and yes it doesn’t make sense. I think it benefits players though and it should just be in ranked play

          • ccrows

            You’re right SBMM should be in ranked play. (and ranked play only)

            Listen most of us here that are mad about SBMM, are mad that Treyarch did it right and SH did it wrong.

            Trey had SBMM for the first month, and then removed it cuz SBMM in pubs is stupid.

            Trey also had Combat Training (which yes it should have blocked good people out of that but whatev) to where newbs/noobs could play in.

            Once Trey removed SBMM from pubs, BO2 got instantly better.

            All SH needs to do is remove SBMM from pubs, add CB or a private lobby for newbs/noobs, and this game would play much smoother.

            You get why most of us here are mad at SBMM in pubs now?… 🙂

          • Ak74u

            Yes I get it now your statement is more clear but I felt like you were just trying to spread hate over the game which I like this game a lot when I know sledgehammer have done their best. I think they are just trying skill based on this game because it never worked out for any cod so they maybe just want this one to be competitive and fair in a way. It is wrong but they probably think they are right to have it in pubs

          • jordanxbrookes

            “You sound really stupid”

            NO! You are stupid, ccrows is right. In fact there is already a Combat Readiness Program for noobs to go play in, and a Ranked Play for players to compete and play with and against players of similar skill, so SBMM has no reason to be in Public.

            Oh and “don’t reply to me anymore”, just because we are right and you are wrong eh? Smh.

          • Ak74u

            Read my last comment I said yes it should only be in ranked play that’s what I came into conclusion and I said don’t reply to me because I’m going to sleep smart ass -__- it’s 2:am in California and the reason I called him stupid is because I feel like he is spreading hate on the game you guys are right just he doesn’t have to hate on the game and bash sledge hammer

          • jordanxbrookes

            We’re not hating just to hate though, we’re hating because they are ruining Call of Duty.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Your opinion is ass-backwards.

            “Being fair to bad players’? Bad players only get better at the game by playing people who are better than them. SBMM only puts them against equally bad players, thus, they don’t learn or get better.

            As I’ve said, Call of Duty is a casual FPS. Adding SBMM only appeals to the sweats, completely defeating the purpose. If your opinion is true, however, then they have completely fucked it all up for everyone else. If they ARE appealing to the bad players, then the people who have been with CoD for a long time (like me) are screwed. That’s why so many people stopped playing.

      • tarfeef101

        You know everyone being positive is mathematically impossible, right?

    • Sal

      We need specific answers I feel like. If SBMM is a dominating force, how much is it implemented into the game? Every single match?

      And the dedicated server “conspiracy”; its a trick response I feel like; they were implemented in Ghosts but a VERY small amount, not every game, right? So what is the % of games being played under Dedis in AW? I just remember hearing Driftor saying that ghosts only used 5% of matches under Dedis. Condrey says they’ve been active since Day 1, which would be TECHNICALLY true; we need more specifics.

      Edit: Plus, SBMM pretty much feels like i HAVE to play with a team and cant solo like i enjoyed doing in other CoDs; every game feels like the superbowl. This game is not a competive game at its core; its taking a casual concept and forcing itself to be competive; thats what ranked play is for.

      I get the “logic” people get womped and not trying again, but cod has been that way for years and the new people just need to adapt like we all did from whatever your first cod was; mine being since CoD 4.

      • common sense

        You will never hear specifics about it because it’s part of the PR that Condrey did. Just like all his b.s. remarks on r/cod/competitive before the game launched about posting your ideas.. basically it was all PR to get people talking about the game. Because NOT A SINGLE idea there was implemented into the game. It’s absolutely atrocious this was allowed to happen and no one called him out on it.

    • Guest

      This is their game not yours. They care and listen to all of the cod community but CLEARLY skill based matchmaking is something they dont want to not change. Get over it or play another game.

      • ccrows

        Hey remember when Microsoft didn’t want to change their vision about the original XBOX One. Heck they actually told people that if you don’t like where the XB1 was heading, then go buy a 360.

        Guess what, that didn’t stop people from complaining, and the XB1 is waaaaaaaay better now than what it could have been if people didn’t complain.

        Same goes for SBMM in COD.

        Keep up the good fight against SBMM until it finally gets removed from the game (or the series)…

        • Mr Doge

          Hey did you hear, there are other games besides CoD. NO FUCKING WAY. Go play them and stop complaining, bitch.

          • ccrows

            Awwwww you’re mad cuz even the devs admitted that SBMM is in the game.

            Yeah I remember you saying “show me where it says SBMM is in the game”.

            Yeah I remember you saying that ONLY Jordan and I see SBMM, and nobody else does.

            Well even Condrey admitted that’s it’s in the game.

            I was right, and you were wrong. STAY MAD!…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Roast. Ed.

    • Jordan did, he just ignored the question and i think he unfollowed or blocked jordan for asking why SBMM is in it.

      • kplem

        really??

        • Yep

          • kplem

            no way they are getting worse than tina yet people still believe in them lol

          • common sense

            After what he did with the r/cod/competitive stuff (asking for stuff to implement into the game and not doing a SINGLE one of them, so it was a PUBLICITY stunt). I stopped believing anything they have said. Condrey especially.

          • kplem

            i started not believing them in BO2. i just knew that AW was going to be an MLG pile of poop of a game, it is BO2.5 but worse

          • I dunno, BO2 was pretty bad, a lot of weapons are crazy op, and there was a lot of abuse of C4 and nades and stuff like that and it was gone in AW. AW just has a lot of terrible weapons so you’re forced to use a small group of weapons.

          • kplem

            well the C4 had a counter

          • What was it? I still get killed with flak jacket on. C4 in WAW and BO wasn’t op because you couldn’t throw it and explode it while it’s still in the air like its nothing.

          • kplem

            when someone would throw C4 at you and you had flak jacket you had the advantage because they were still in the C4 animation while they would get a hit marker unless you’d taken quite a bit of damgage, it is like sniping had a counter juggernaught

      • Juses

        Jordanxbrookes?

        • Yep, he said it a few times himself and posted a picture of him asking I believe.

          • Mr Doge

            Jordan is a dumbass. All he does is post his opinion on this website and acts like he is right. Mostly with SBMM. If you didn’t know, SBMM isn’t even confirmed. So technically, all of you might be blaming the game being horrible on something that may not even be there.

          • ccrows

            Condrey confirmed SBMM.

            Tweet is posted below.

            &

            Learn how to read…

          • Mr Doge

            Thats cool

            I dont care

            &

            Stop spacing your sentences, its annoying…

          • ccrows

            You’re mad.

            You were wrong all along.

            &

            You care… lol

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Resorting to insults? No, firstly, quit talking about people behind their back. Secondly, your opinions are invalid.

            Yes, SBMM is confirmed. I don’t want to resort to insults like you, so I’ll put it kindly; look at Keshav’s post. Condrey replied to F1stdacuffs. SBMM is in the game, hell, even Drift0r posted a video with the PC code. The word “skill” was in most of the lines of code.

          • ccrows
          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Thanks, Irons!

          • Mr Doge

            K MATE IM TALKING BEHIND PEOPLES BACK, K BECAUSE THAT REPLY ONLY SHOWS TO A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE. ALSO DRIFTOR, YES DRIFTOR MATE SAID THAT IT DOESNT AFFECT THE GAME.

          • ccrows

            Yet you still said it was never in the game and show you proof.

            Why would you need proof if you knew that Drift0r had it all along?

            It’s amazing how much you are backpeddling, after Condrey admitting SBMM is in the game, and FIX YOUR CAPS LOCK BUTTON… lol

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Whoa calm down there, buddy.

            1. There’s a chance where the people you’re talking behind their back to won’t see/hear what you’re posting/saying.
            2. Yes, Drift0r said that, and that is why he took the video down; he knew he made a mistake, especially since he put all of that evidence in the video.

          • jordanxbrookes

            No I am not a “dumbass”, I am a guy who loves Call of Duty and doesn’t want these ignorant devs to ruin the experience for not just me, but for everyone else. If I ever got “big” I would still be supporting what’s right for the public players, even if it meant I wouldn’t be allowed to go to these preview events, I much rather be like Thunder than be another Ali-A or TmarTn. And FYI Michael Condrey confirmed SBMM is in the game, even though we all knew it was there ever since Drift0r made that video.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            He’s just a fanboy, let’s not give him any attention. Excusing something broken like SBMM should never be supported.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Well said.

          • Mr Doge

            How are they ignorant? Because they made a game for your enjoyment, and you choose to not like it, that makes THEM ignorant. I think you need to look in the mirror pal. And don’t be that lil bitch who says, if I got big, I would still support blah blah. No you wouldnt. For two reasons.
            1. Theres a bunch of already famous YTers who do exactly what you do so your going to get big.
            2 Your not going to care about others because your going to care too much about money. And you know its true.
            Im gonna say this to you so everyone who hates the game because of SBMM understands.
            IF YOU DONT LIKE THE GAME, DONT PLAY IT. RETURN THE GAME AND BE DONE WITH IT. NO IFS, NO BUTS. DONT BE BUTTHURT AND COME ON THIS WEBSITE CALLING THE DEVS IGNORANT BECAUSE THEY ARENT DOING WHAT YOU ARE TELLING THEM TO DO. ITS THEIR GAME. THEY MADE IT. THEY DONT HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU TELL THEM TO DO, THEY HAVE FAR MORE MONEY AND HAVE TOO MANY IDIOTIC FANS TO CARE ABOUT BULLSHIT. THEY ARENT YOUR SLAVES. BE THANKFUL THEY LISTENED TO THE IMPORTANT SHIT LIKE TAKING C4 OUT OF THE GAME. THERE ARE ARE A VAST AMOUNT OF GAMES OUT THERE ARE SIMILAR TO COD, YOU DONT HAVE TO PLAY COD. IF YOU DONT LIKE THE WAY THE GAME IS MADE, MAKE A GAME YOURSELF. THEN YOU CAN SEE HOW HARD IT IS TO DO THAT. GOODDAY YOU IGNORANT FUCK.

          • drjakeyoung

            I really think charlie Intel should consider banning people like you purely for your arrogance and lack off seeing everyone else’s view. Seriously, calm down and except defeat over the SBMM subject.

          • ccrows
          • That .gif made my fucking day.

          • tarfeef101

            Actually, it is the job of all businesses to make the most people happy (and therefore being return customers). By removing SBMM, more people will be happy and buy DLC and future installments, meaning they should remove it. Simple as that.

          • drew james

            You would have to be stupid to think it aint there.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Or, he’d rather make excuses like “this is a CoD website” to excuse his fanboyism.

          • MichiganerE

            Yeah, he is quite the fanboy. I remeber seeing him defending Ghosts in mid-2014 no matter what criticism was given about the game.

          • Well, I wouldn’t go far to call anyone a ” dumbass ” on charlieintel, that is your opinion and I won’t fight you for it.

            Also, SBMM was confirmed to be in the came, it was posted in the one before this in the comment section confirming its existence, so it’s a valid problem.

        • Yep.

      • common sense

        If Jordan did and got blocked it should be posted on the front page of this site for all to see. If he just ignored it, again posted on the front page until we get answers. To bury this story is to do a dis-service to journalism… if that’s what this website is truly all about.

        • Mr Doge

          Journalism? Are you on crack?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            SBMM is fair? Are you on crack?

          • Mr Doge

            How is SBMM not fair?

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            *facepalm*

            I know exactly what you’re going to say before I state my reasoning; “well you just suck at the game so you just want to play against noob players”. That’s the complete opposite of what I’m saying. I’ll state what F1stdacuffs said; there are more than likely people in my region that aren’t on the same skill level as me, therefore the game puts me in lobbies with unstable ping or rooftop campers. It’s fun to you, probably, but it’s not fun to me. This game would be far better for us if SBMM was for Ranked Play only.

            If noobs wanted to get better, then they could play the Readiness Program.
            If competitive supporters wanted to test their skills to the very maximum, then they have League Play. So what’s one valid reason for you to state that SBMM should be in the game?

        • While I’d love to see Condery’s reaction when he is shown the stuff he does, it wouldn’t be something Keshav would do.
          Charlieintel is more on the positive news side and posting that Condrey is ignoring people asking about SBMM removal on the front page wouldn’t be something I see Charlieintel having.

          • I agree that CI could do more to, in a none-bias way in exposing and reporting on things like people getting blocked for asking SHG questions, and just generally sticking up for the ordinary gamer.

            SHG say they listen to all fan based feedback, what they really mean is they only listen to fans who have an influence feedback like the big YouTubers.

            SHG seem to take forever in discussing and deliberating on things that in retrospect just don’t matter – I bet they’ve had several meetings regarding removing these two abilities from e-sports and absolutely nothing about SBMM.

          • Mr Doge

            That isnt CoD related, they only report official news or rumors. They rarely report stuff like that.

          • Then maybe there’s a place on the internet for such a place to exist. Just saying..

          • Mr Doge

            You do realise if they were to report about this topic, they would have to post 24/7 because so many people bitch about this topic. I reckon there needs to be a world record for the most butthurt people.

      • TheShadowReaper

        way to treat your own fanbase. why do we even bother with COD anymore? the devs themselves dont, so why should we? this franchise needs a nice, massive boycott next year for them to take us seriously. are the COD puppets willing to do it? i dont believe so.

        • Tim Vikouski

          nice one

        • MichiganerE

          After how shitty 2014 was for gaming, i’m never going to pre-order and buy games on launch ever again. So count me in.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I’ve never pre-ordered a game in the first place.

          • CrowReap .

            True gta and cod had the worst launch ever and don’t forget mcc

          • MichiganerE

            Let’s not forget the launch of AC: Unity as well.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          We all know what this fanbase is going to do with Treyarch; stroke their ego dicks.

          My opinion of this game would change if they got rid of fucking SBMM, but NOOO. Condrey thinks it makes the game more “fun”.

          • TheShadowReaper

            i was going to do the same but now i’m very thoughtful of what to do. i love Treyarch, but so what? they are just puppets for ATVI these days as much as IW and SHG are. i’ll probably boycott it. never i thought i would experience a second “Ghosts”, where i havent played the game for months. what a fucking disaster. i’m tired of ATVI’s bullshit.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            We should all have been fed up when Activision fucked up beloved franchises like Crash…

          • TheShadowReaper

            i agree. i so much fucking agree.

          • SlyCooper5555 .

            If somehow Treyarch’s CoD turns out to be a flop then I don’t see CoD surviving this generation. Especially with so much competition this year and supposedly next year as well.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        He replied to F1stdacuffs (Keshav posted something that Condrey said). Condrey confirmed it’s in the game… And for some weird reason, he thinks it makes the game more fun.

        MOFO, if the game was fun, people wouldn’t be bitching at him.

        • common sense

          He believes since people are playing, it must be fun. Kind of like since people use last stand(second chance) it must be fun for them. Or since people use final stand(dead man’s hand) it must be fun for them. Funny how they took it out next game, but the entire time it was in mw3 all we heard was that people used it so it must remain. So tired of all this corrupt mess and NO ONE calling them out on it except people on twitter, and a few big youtubers (who let’s admit are getting tired of complaining about all this).

      • jordanxbrookes

        Yup, he DM’d me saying that “I love the COD com & want nothing more than AW to be great.”, so I asked him about SBMM and how it will make the experience so much better for players, and he just unfollowed me, never giving me an answer like the coward he is. I have a friend in which MC follows him and he also politely asked about SBMM and then Condrey unfollowed him, then he followed my friend again and now my friend is scared of saying anything bad about AW in case MC unfollows, it’s pathetic really.

        • kplem

          as bad as tina do you think?

          • jordanxbrookes

            I much prefer Tina than Sleazebag Condrey, but that’s just me.

          • kplem

            even if tina is a douche i would still lay my face on her boobies lol

          • jordanxbrookes

            Tina is just the person that you could sit down with, have a cup of coffee and just chat. Hence why I much prefer her than Sleazebag Condrey.

          • kplem

            would you???? you dont remember what she did she blocked everyone for no reasons and only replied to compliments about ghosts.

          • jordanxbrookes

            She never blocked me 😛 But seriously yeah I know what she did was wrong..

          • kplem

            but sir jordan would you lie on her boobies while playing MW2?

          • jordanxbrookes

            I’m afraid that’s something I cannot answer lol

          • kplem

            i would get 4-504 for obvious reasons ;D

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Nah, I don’t want to follow a chick who would much rather post about blueberry muffins than do her friggin’ job.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Oh I’m not saying she’s the best, just saying I prefer her than Condrey.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Condrey is another Vonderhaar.

          • jordanxbrookes

            But I like Vonderhaar :/

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Vahn is meh.

          • kplem

            vahn brought us the cancer known as esports dont forget that

          • jordanxbrookes

            But he’s also the guy that gave us Black Ops which is my favourite CoD game 🙂

          • kplem

            but he recently known for his esports disease and QS ass kissing dont fall for it again. rent it or buy it pre owned

          • meow

            Esports for CoD has been around since the beginning.. just stop it.

          • kplem

            BO2 is where it was shoved down our throats and when it interfered with the public, yes i remember guys like hutch and seananers in the competitive scene on COD 4 MW2

          • To be honest, they’re all crap and you’re picking which turd is the ” least bad ” which IMO is Vondahaar, he got Quickscoping ( barley, but they tried ) patched and even though the entire faze wannabe little squeaker army attacked him like non before, he tried killing it.

          • ccrows

            COD4 wasn’t crap.

            Remake that with host migration or better yet Deds, and well……. let’s just hope that 2016 brings us the MW collection… 🙂

          • Uh, no. I didn’t call CoD crap. Why would i be on Charlieintel if I found cod to be crap? Im saying Condrey,Tina,Vondahaar ect are crap because no matter what we barley get stuff changed.

          • Mr Doge

            Yeah eh Jordan eh eh eh yeah you so liked her last year eh mate?

          • Mario Rivera

            I know we are all mad at condrey/the current state of AW but tina is by far the most worthless thing in cod history.

        • kplem

          he trolled me too lol

          • SPAWNST4R

            ditto, the guy is a grade A asshole. I blocked him before he even got the chance tho lol. Also, saying PR tells them they cant talk about SBMM etc is utter bullshit too, They dont talk about it because they know it would expose the real issues with CoD online, the lies about dedicated servers and the awful netcode and lag comp coding from Demonware etc. Don’t be naive. (not you kplem btw ! lol )

          • kplem

            lol all what you said is sadly true.

        • Keshav Bhat

          I’m really shocked at the fact that so many people fail to realize how any company in this world works. You guys do understand Michael cannot answer you guys if PR says he cannot, right? He doesn’t control what he can say; if ATVI tells him to not talk, he won’t talk. It’s part of how any business in the world works. PR dictates what happens. They don’t want to talk, so he cannot talk. Why he unfollows is beyond me.

          • kplem

            he should stand up for himself instead of being controlled by Activision, jason west and zampella did it mad respect for them

          • Keshav Bhat

            Jason West and Zampella did that and lost their jobs at Activision.

          • kplem

            good why the fuck would you sit an take orders from a fucking company like activision? id rather get fired and stand up for myself than be a slave, they won the lawsuit and took the money gave them he middle finger that they deserved and bravo to them

          • Travaris

            I don’t know if you know what a damn job is, but Im pretty sure people want to support their families and put food on their table. If it means not being able to communicate with people in order to keep his job, so be it. Responding to comments on Twitter isnt worth it if he is in danger of destroying his life and his source of income. I dont know if any of you have families to understand, but thats not the point. I guarantee you if any of u had Condrey’s job, you wouldn’t talk either. A job like his obviously pays well and doesnt come around often. Sure it sucks that the community sometimes will never get answers and is goddamn frustrating, but thats life

          • Humza Qureshi

            Lol we need a dev union.

          • kplem

            i get what you are saying but what my father always taught me was to never be a slave to companies like these, im sure condrey wants to communicate more with the community (im guessing idk for real) but activision doesnt let him for some reason, but id rather stand up for myself then be a slave. it is like saying you are doing a job just for money even if it is torture, id rather have a job i enjoy and get payed way less than a job that i am miserable. money doesnt always bring happiness. if i was in condrey’s position i wouldnt stand not getting back to fans that’ll boil my blood, another thing robert bowling did he stood up wanted to give us free cod 4 Mw2 maps for MW3 and got fired. how pathetic is that

          • Travaris

            I agree with you that employees should never be slaves to these corrupt ass corporations, but remember, Robert Bowling and Jason West+Zampella were lucky that they even have another job now. The three of them started a new company and do you know how risky that is? Most mever start up. If that didnt work, these three will most likely be unemployed to this day. Ive heard many people that say they dont let corporations bully them and they always speak their minds, but I tell them that they’re lucky they even kept their job as most companies will fire your ass. Jobs are really hard to find these days, especially high skilled ones. Yes, money doesnt always bring happiness, but in some instances, having a lot of money isnt about happiness. Its about paying your bills comfortably while also supporting your family. Nobody wants to work 2 minimum wage jobs just to survive. Thats miserable. However, that doesnt mean Im defending Condrey in any way. I dont agree with some things that SHG has done. There should be a better way around this and the lack of communication sucks. At least tell us that PR wont let him say certain things

          • kplem

            yeah, but i dont think west zampella and bowling had intention to start a business but remember they are all great talent and for sure you’d want guys like zampella and west because of their great talent. same as bowling as CM so i dont think they were lucky they all have great talent and didnt deserve the shit activision gives them, they had every right to leave and they deserved an apology but hey zampella and west owned activision with winning the lawsuit

          • Mario Rivera

            All jobs have ups and downs and reading comments from ppl out of touch with reality is one of those downs (yea, im looking at u). Despite this Im sure condrey wouldnt describe his job as torture, i think its more like a dream come true to him.

          • kplem

            you are telling me you would still work for them but be a slave at the same time come on now.

          • Mario Rivera

            Get real man, U work ur whole life for an opportunity to have a 6+ figure career just to lose it cuz u want to make a point? Vince/west had the success and the following of cod4 and mw2 to fall back on. Also note that they left mw3 development high and dry cuz of a monetary dispute, not cuz they wanted to be ur hero lol. condrey is still getting his feet wet, cant knock him for doing exactly what most ppl do everyday, take his paycheck and fall in line… My father taught me to do wat it takes to support my family as long as im not stealing, physically hurting ppl, sucking dick or taking it up the ass to do so…

          • pickle

            and look what we got titanfall a good game

          • awesome_farts

            And now they have a publisher – EA – that lets them use REAL dedicated servers 🙂

            cod – not so much 🙁

          • Unreal

            well recently Activision hasn’t been the champion when making games but they indeed have been the DLC and micro payment champions of the year

          • Bass_Commander

            Activision is the “Big Boss”. Standing up for himself could result in Sledgehammer Games being banned from the COD cyclus. It’s easy for them to control the other as COD is owned by Activision and i’m pretty sure, they are the ones holding it back. A lot of companies are like that. Why would you do so much effort or putting more money into it (for dedicated servers for example), if millions of people are going to buy the next COD anyway. Even though so many people say they gave up on COD. It’s still one of the most selled games every single year. Everyone hopes the next cod would be better, it’s Treyarchs turn again. By the time we are back to Sledgehammer, not that many people would still think about the mess in AW. And if they take a different approach people would give them another chance.

          • kplem

            the sales say it all they have dropped in 10 million since MW3

          • kplem

            actually down from MW3 by 13 Million

          • Travaris

            Hey for all we know, ATVI PR probably told him to block Jordan

          • common sense

            If activision is telling him not to talk he should man up with his integrity. First he should e-mail and get an official response from whoever is at Activision telling them he can’t do this. From there he should quit his job and publish those e-mails and let everyone know what a crappy pile of dung Activision is. This will set off a fire storm and Activision will be forced to change for the better and MORE TRANSPARENCY will be in place, and more than likely Condrey back with his job with HIGHER pay. This is of course saying Condrey is a good guy in all this, which I highly doubt. But obviously you Keshav could care less about what’s morally right. I’m positive you believe the NSA is spying on us only for our protection. We need police using stingrays to catch paedophiles right? Police need military weapons/vehicles/gear for our protection right? Xbox one shoulda stayed the same in your eyes right? Of course I’m right.

          • meow

            probably not theres a thing called a contract

    • Mr.Bungle

      I dont know why everyone is complaining about the connection. Its rare for me to get a laggy match…..

    • Tim Vikouski

      i agree

    • Ak74u

      Dude stfu I’m tired of hearing you wine and post everwhere with your SBMM please stop I personally think cod is fun and enjoyable (except ghosts) and I really don’t have a problem with skill based match making your only thinking about yourself what about the bad players who always get killed you think it’s fair for a 5.0kd to be doing straight ownage on them. NO . I remember my first cod which was cod4 and I sucked to be honest and started getting being positve at mw3 skill based match making is good for new players I remember I would get so pissed when I would get killed a lot and it took me a few years to get good at cod. I think your an idiot who wants attention and your only making problems shure the connection isn’t the best but all past cod’s have had bad connection like mw2 and mw3

    • Pj Hickey

      Zzzzz bore off with sbmm, If you can’t handle playing with kids at same level then your shit end of

      • ccrows

        It’s not about playing against kids of the same level. It’s about connection.

        BO2 got instantly better once it got rid of SBMM, and stopped searching for people around the globe just to give everyone a 1.0 KD… <_<

        • Pj Hickey

          Maybe a new internet ? I have no problem with connection in games right away 4 bar every game, my problem is 200 score for a Dom flag is dumb

          • jordanxbrookes

            Bars are inconsistent though, hence why many people wanted actual Ping Numbers.

    • Get better

      How does SBMM actually work? Why don’t you like it? Does it work on a player, or on a team?

      if you played with friends in your team with much lower/higher skill than yourself, how does that affect your game and kd/wl ratio?

    • Keshav Bhat

      “what Platform ‘dedicated servers’ are on, who connects to them and how often they are used?” –

      You can ask those ALL day long, and will get zero answers. Not because Condrey doesn’t want to answer them, but because he works for a company called Activision (I’m sure you’ve heard of them?) that has a PR, a Legal Department, and an Executive Team – like any other company in the world. And so, the teams at Activision, they decide how things work and who says what. So, keep trying to ask about dedicated servers, and you won’t get a response as PR doesn’t talk about it much. Nothing anyone can do as along as ATVI doesn’t want to be specific on it.

      • kplem

        there is not excuse for no dedis if BF3 which sold more than AW has them with a server browser there is NO excuse

        • Keshav Bhat

          BF3 has probably 1/3 of the player count COD does.

          • kplem

            you are comparing 1 game to a whole franchise? yet it sold 17 million on 3 consoles which is more than AW on 5 and it has dedis no excuse

          • common sense

            “Probably” yeah that’s another problem in AW. They don’t tell you how many players are playing like every other cod has. I wonder why…

      • common sense

        Then I will continue to PUSH for ANSWERS until we have them. That’s how PR works. You create a movement and push for answers and demand them. You don’t sit here and say oh too bad he can’t answer it cuz I’m a mod on charlieintel and I talk with dev’s and they are so shot down. No you man the f#$%# up and ask these people in plain sight and criticize their answers til you get one that is good and truthful. You’ve done nothing but defend Condrey this entire time. Time for you to man up and do something about it.

    • pickle

      i’m at pre. 9 but i’m being put in lobbys with noobs so don’t count that sbmm

    • thebulky1cometh

      Wanna stick it to the man? Do what I did for the first time in about 6 years- don’t buy COD!

  • TehShadewRaeper

    Here is my question will they implement this in ranked play this friday for the start of season 1

    • common sense

      Are you kidding? It will take at LEAST 6 months for them to do it for the average joe.

      • Keshav Bhat

        Ranked Play is all about eSports – it’s built off of the eSports idea. Will it happen for Season 1? Not sure, the latest announced Rule set doesn’t have it banned. Stay tuned.

        • common sense

          My point is, they don’t care about anyone else. What can we do? Complain on twitter? Obviously they could care less about that. If people stop playing who cares? They’ve already sold all they are gonna sell, and people are still going to buy DLC.

          • Keshav Bhat

            Michael has tweeted many times saying that they listen to all fans. From the improvements in patch notes, I’ve seen improvements that many fans have asked for, including MLG/eSports. They’re listening. But game dev isn’t magical, updates take time.

          • common sense

            Take a look at any of his tweets and replies. He has done SQUAT to give us what we want. He does whatever he wants and that’s it. The most famous is when Sledge had a reddit after launch asking what people wanted. Want to know the Number 1 thing, and virtually 100% of the posts were? DEDICATED SERVERS. where are they? According to condrey there, according to real life they are NOT. They are REGIONAL servers, that every cod has had since day 1.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            They shouldn’t listen to MLG period.

          • “Michael has tweeted many times saying that they listen to all fans.”
            Yeah, but unfortunately telling how something is isn’t alway HOW it is.

          • kplem

            that is why treyarch removed SBMM with like 2-3 weeks and yet it is still in AW? not to mention it is the most hated/complained feature in the game

  • Tryyumph

    they better disable supply drop weapons

    • Xecho

      its already banned

    • Geniecow

      Why?

  • kplem

    and they say they play the full game smh, such noobs play the actual full game like us pubs you pussies -_-

    • Primey_

      Noobs? They are probably a lot better than you, Kid.

      Nothing screams pussy then needing to resort to cheap crap like invisibility or extra health.

      Why play the full game when it’s not fun? Where’s the fun in getting out gunned because someone has extra health? Where’s the fun in running around a corner and getting blasted by a Explosive Drone?

      • kplem

        do you think i care if they are better than me at a fake reality? if this was something real like football, boxing, basketball etc i would care jeez! it is a bunch of nerds in front of a screan all day. and yeah they are suppose to be these beast players yet they are such pussies and ban everything. noobs

        • Primey_

          They do not ban everything. They ban this shit pussies like you enjoy e.g cheap shit that makes no sense in a competitive settings

          • kplem

            automatically say i use it stick that speculation up your ass. there is alot of bullshit in cod games yet these pussies cant deal with them because they are simply pussies and they always have a sook about everything.

  • Max Martinez

    DLC trailer tomorrow at 1:00 PM EST??

  • Super029something

    Sick of you fucking idiot’s complaining about SBMM. Ya’ know why it hasn’t been taken out of the game? Because its FUCKING LOGICAL to match people with the SAME SKILL LEVEL UP. If a new player got into a lobby with all good players, he’s gonna have a bad time. If he gets into a lobby with people he actually has a chance of beating, he’s likely gonna have a better fucking time.

    also, SBMM ISNT TO BLAME FOR YOUR FUCKING LAG. EVERY COD HAS LAG. YOU’RE ALL SO FUCKING STUPID IT FRUSTRATES THE HELL OUT OF ME.

    • kplem

      SBMM biggest culprit on why AW is already dead lol, you wonder why treyarch took it out as soon as possible.

      • Super029something

        Shut up kplem you fucking sheep, you’ve no idea what you’re talking about. You and every other retard on CI just complain about this shit in every single article when its not a big deal in the slightest. It’s only fucking logical too match people with the same skill level you ignorant little scum.

        • kplem

          not a big deal? lol and you call me clueless check your combacks lol

          • Super029something

            Check your fucking grammar kid. How old are you?

            You want me to check MY arguments when YOUR only argument is ‘check your arguments lol’ ? You cant be serious.

          • kplem

            you are getting mad over a mistake to further look correct lol, i corrected myself

          • Super029something

            Literally nothing you’ve said has been correct.

            P.S. since you said you’re from the UK I assume your main language is English so your lack of correct grammar is really worrying if you’re over the age of 11. Consider giving up CoD for some extra schooling.

          • kplem

            that is what your head tells you look at the facts, geez you so mad

          • Super029something

            That is what my head tells me? What the fuck are you talking about? Please tell me you moved to UK from like fucking Singapore or some shit so you have an excuse for making literally no sense. Otherwise its honestly inexcusable and you need some fucking ‘special’ help.

          • kplem

            yeah it is because your head is so far up SBMM’s ass and you dont look at the facts that it is a failure, no one wants it besides you (0.01%), it is the main reason why aw is dead, as well as everyone reverse boosts which further proves no one likes it etc. i need help? you sir need help you are cussing so bad over something like SBMM LOL! no i dont live in the UK never have been there, what’s wrong with Singapore? racist prick there are FAR normal and more civil people there than the UK.

          • Super029something

            Can you read over your posts before you post them? I need to hire a cryptologist to read half this shit.

            Again, your stupidity is showing kplem. How was I racist toward Singapore? I just used them as an example of a country that speaks really poor English. And LOL arn’t you a hypocrite! Telling me not to be racist and then you’re racist toward the UK. Hahahha.

            Now, it’s clear to me that you’re most likely from Singapore because of your shitty English and the fact that you defended it like that. Stupid SG.

          • kplem

            it sounded like you were racist, nothing is as stupid as your argument on SBMM which you dont back up. but it is true look at the crime rates in UK etc it is just a fact. look at my picture that is where im from.

          • kplem

            other than you trying to look correct with hating on my english and blah blah blah are you going to come up with a counter argument?

          • Super029something

            I have given many.

          • kplem

            give me 1 that is fact not opinion

          • Super029something

            Fact; You’re an idiot.

          • kplem

            biggest brick wall ive talked to

          • Super029something

            Biggest idiotic sheep ive talked to

          • kplem

            like i said brick wall, and please elaborate

          • fdfd

            Look at you….You’re telling him he needs special help when your argument makes no sense. Of course SBMM will cause lag as a person equal in skill to you may live in New Zealand when you live in the US.

          • kplem

            all of his “arguments” are just him expressing how grumpy he is, none of them even defend SBMM and are opinions not facts. he hasnt even counter argued my first comment all he did was swear and say how im wrong without backing it up lol and he calls me stupid. smh

          • Super029something

            HOW MANY IDIOTS DO I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS TO FFS.

            They don’t just pick people with the same skill, connection is still a big factor in the matchmaking.

          • jordanxbrookes

            No it’s not. The ratio of Skill and Connection is like 95:5 in this game.

          • Super029something

            No, it’s really not. And you know its not. Stop over exaggerating

          • kplem

            im not from the UK stop getting worked up over a mistake (that i corrected) to again further look correct

        • jordanxbrookes

          Great copy and paste comment bro.

          • Super029something

            great comment just to get your posts up bro

      • Psychomaggot105

        Yeah i agree with you. I’m a die hard cod fan and I haven’t played since November. My friends don’t even play it often. It’s always any previous cod. i wouldn’t mind sbmm IF connections weren’t sacrificed. I just don’t get why we need sbmm when there’s ranked play?! I hope they fix it so I can play again.

        • kplem

          it is not that the players are good that is not really the problem the main reason i hate SBMM is the lag because it doesnt matchmakes you will connection and that the other team is always full of a party of nerds playing with the most try hard classes and me as a solo player have no chance.

      • Keshav Bhat

        “AW is already dead.” Interesting, our definitions of dead must be different. I thought “a game is dead” is when ZERO people are around playing it? Cause last time I got on AW, there was more than zero people online.

        • kplem

          there is no one on it for christ sake i can find a game faster on ghosts. face it it is, pretty much no one talks about it, and no one on youtube i know play besides the ones that are forced because of money. funny it died faster than ghosts, and it died faster because of devs that give us the middle finger

          • jooker-jr

            “I can find a game faster on ghosts”

            Can u be a little more logical ?

          • kplem

            i can fan a game faster in ghosts than i did in AW back in november 15. good enough for you?

          • jooker-jr

            Nope.

          • kplem

            bad luck

          • jooker-jr

            If you gonna complain, at least be honest.

          • kplem

            are you serious now?

          • jooker-jr

            I’m the one who should ask u this question and yes I’m

          • kplem

            it aint hard to understand come on now

    • ccrows
    • Stefan Lang

      Cry us all a fucking river. That’s the reason they use Ranked Play. Keep that shit in it’s OWN playlist. If a kid picks up and the game and he’s getting shit on then he will have the chance at getting better at the game by playing veteran players who are good. That’s how everyone starts. Nobodies first game of CoD was a beast gameplay, everyone started out sucking. They played against people who were good and got better. And also, it does have to do with connection, it’s a major factor on the connection actually. But that’s another thing.

      • Super029something

        They would get the hang of it alot quicker if they played with people at the same level as them. Lots of people will completely give up on a game if they have a bad experience. eg; getting shit on.

        • jordanxbrookes

          Then too fucking bad, they can go play CRP or RP to get better. I had to get shit on for me to become a decent player, I didn’t quit on Call of Duty just because I was a scrub, I got better by learning spawn points, learning maps, learning flank routes and choke points etc. That’s how you become better at Call of Duty, not by playing against other scrubs, how the fuck can noobs get better if they play against noobs?

          • Guywithbrains

            By your logic next time I play MW3 I find Terminal Domination match with full enemy party spawn trapping me. Because that makes me a better player, right?

          • jordanxbrookes

            One match doesn’t make you a better player, but over time it will. Btw I’m talking about noobs so are you suggesting to me that you’re a noob?

          • Guywithbrains

            1.1 K.D. isn’t pro so I am more noob. Just because I play objective and I die for objectives if it needs that.

          • jordanxbrookes

            It takes time to get good at a game, I’ve been playing CoD since MW2 and even to date I still get my arse kicked sometimes. If it wasn’t for me going against good players, I’d probably still suck at CoD.

    • LovekillerX

      In my opinion (take note it is MY opinion) people here are just complaining because they don’t like to get hammered by better players. Do you know what I saw on Reddit? There someone cried how he/she doesn’t want to play with players that have same skill level or above. So it is so nice to beat noobs but when it comes to playing with better players it isn’t nice at all. This is how new or unexperienced players feel!

      I had lag only in beginning but for now there have been one, almost two “clear” months where there was no lag at all and I play many hours daily. It can’t be coincidence. I also get connected with russians and italians and that doesn’t cause me lag at all.

      I enjoy every minute from my PS4 version without any lag. I’m happy that now I finally get some challenge.

      And if there is any way to do this, devs could do this way: don’t remove skill based matchmaking but try to make connection better so lag is as minimum as possible. Then EVERYONE can have fun, not just pros.

      Before you even start don’t tell me about ranked. Ranked is… well everyone knows what it is. And everyone knows what kind of players there are playing. So ranked players for players that want to keep SBMM isn’t an option.

      EDIT: Also I do know that some of you have lag so I don’t think that you don’t have because I don’t have.

      • kplem

        it is not that it is the lag and the always being matched with people that spend their lives and play in full parties with the most OP classes and here us as solo players have no chance.

  • Original

    Dont you love how ignorant, chidlish, and fuckin stupid this “community” is? And people wonder why nobody takes us seriously

  • Original

    I also hare SBMM and prefer it to go too, but you dumbfucks also have to realize that millions of people play COD. There are groups of people that love SBMM but just dont voice their opinion. Those groups outnumber us. Obviously they’ll listen to the majority, and that’s not us. You have to think about what the devs have to do. Obviously they cant help everybody and helping one group will make another feel that they are being ignored, and then lash on twitter to the devs

    • jordanxbrookes

      *Was millions of people, it’s more like thousands now.

      • Original

        Where did u get that data from? Vocal minority? Not everybody voices their opinions on twitter, youtube comments, or charlieintel

        • jordanxbrookes

          Face it, the Black Ops 2 lost roughly 2 million players, but ATVI still had no problem showing their figures. Ghosts again lost roughly 2 million players, but still ATVI had no problem showing their figures. Then Advanced Warfare came out, and suddenly, ATVI have showed us little-to-nothing of their numbers, which can only suggest that there was more than 2 million players lost this time around. Plus, why would they hide the map and player count? If they “knew” AW was going to be a great game, then why take out the numbers for us too see? If a company has no belief in their product, then how are future Call of Duty games gonna fear out?

          • kplem

            i think ghosts dropped more than 4 million from BO2 because of how pathetic BO2 was

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Fuck e-Sports. Are you really that much of a bitch to not play with what the devs give you? And the devs have the nerve to add competitive to public matches. What a joke.

    • Primey_

      Oh look it’s sillibk again. Ranting on yet another eSports article. Do you not ever get tired of complaining like a little bitch?

      LET PEOPLE PLAY THE GAME HOW THEY WANT TO. Stop trying to fucking control people. Do you not understand this? You seem to be one of those kids who complains when someone just wants to quick scope. It’s their game, let them play it. They spent the money on it, they choose how to play it be it quick scope only or knife only or play it at a competitive level. You don’t rule. Whatever they do doesn’t affect how you play it.

      Why does this upset you so much? SHG are not banning stim and cloak from public matches so THEREFORE they aren’t adding competitive to public matches. If you hate eSports THEN STOP READING THE ARTICLES AND AVOID THE RANKED PLAYLIST.

      I think you’re the bitch not them. Playing a game the different way than you is not being a bitch it’s called having a personal preference.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        HA. Go ahead and do your little insulting. I couldn’t care less about your ignorance.

        Your opinions are invalid. They affected public matches. It is a CASUAL SHOOTER, if you want competitive, play CS:GO ON PC. All you do is post excuses galore:

        -“…kids who complains when someone just wants to quick scope” excuse. Quick scoping ruined the franchise. Fact. You’re a fanboy, simple.

        -“It’s their $60 herp derp” excuse. The game AND the people are the problem. When this community does their bullshit in-game, it takes the fun out of the game, yet you can blame SH for putting it in the game in the first place. The net coding is awful. You can thank competitive for that.

        -“…be it quick scope or knife only or play it at a competitive level. You don’t rule blah blah blah” YES IT DOES EFFECT HOW I PLAY THE GAME. How ignorant are you, really?

        -“…they aren’t adding competitive to public matches” Skill. Based. Fucking. Matchmaking. What part of that do you not get? More excuses. If pro players were so “pro”, then they’d adapt to anything. They wouldn’t need to ban a single thing. More excuses.

        -“If you hate eSports THEN STOP READING THE ARTICLES AND AVOID THE RANKED PLAYLIST.” Don’t tell me what to do, when I have a feeling about something, I have every right to post about it, because it is effecting my experience as a gamer. You cannot refute this; competitive CoD ruined the franchise, that is a fact. Excuses over and over again…

        -“I think you’re the bitch not them. Playing a game the different way than you is not being a bitch it’s called having a personal preference.” LOLWUT? So abusing broken mechanics that should be patched is my fault? You really have no clue what you’re talking about, you’re like a Justin Bieber fangirl.

        Keep on making your pathetic excuses, fanboy. Competitive has brainwashed you, no wonder why it should be gone.

        • Primey_

          You keep on saying it has ruined public matches yet you don’t give any proof. You’re one big troll. I bet you won’t even reply to this comment with proof.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Are you serious? You know why. Don’t act like you don’t; SBMM. And if you excuse that, I don’t know what else to say to you other than the fact that you’re a fanboy and nothing else. A “troll”? Have I seriously gotten to your head that much and proven you wrong so many times that you resort to calling me a troll? No, you just don’t have another excuse to make up.

        • Guest

          Competitive Cod ruined Cod? No. You casuals ruined Cod. Competitive Cod has been here for years, especially during cod 4’s time, you dumbass. You brats just want to bitch and moan when something doesn’t go your way, but in your case, you’re using mlg as a scapegoat like the typical dumbass you are.

          Here’s the difference between us and you. When we’re given what we asked for, we fucking appreciate it. When you’re given what you asked for, you still bitch and give devs shit and trash their game. You fucks do this shit every year. EVERY YEAR. You cod casuals are a pathetic excuse for gamers. No fucking wonder people hate cod fans.

          And here’s the funny part. I remember you saying Ghosts cared more about esports, which is why it sucked. Ghosts had ZERO esports support besides a broadcaster. I mean fucking hell, Search and destroy is our popular game mode and it wasn’t even in the game in the beginning and when that game mode came back, we have to only play it for about a month because there wasn’t any competitive game modes like CTF (That they took out for some reason) besides blitz . And the fucking bomb glitch. OM MY GOD. That glitch has literally screwed teams in tournaments and to this day hasn’t been fixed.

          You claim esports is ruining cod when Ghosts had almost no support for esports and still sucked ass. Brady, you have proven once again that you’re still a dumbass and still full of shit. Do yourself a favor and learn to talk from your mouth because talking out of your ass won’t help you.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            LOL okay, buddy.

            Competitive only existed in CoD 4 as a mod… on PC. Which was not nearly as popular, for a reason.

            Aren’t you the one using MLG as a scapegoat? “We”? Who’s “we”? And we don’t appreciate what we get? Yet you would moan about something you want banned on Twitter, I bet you complained about Stim and Cloak. What makes those things unbalanced and non-fun, anyway? They only last for 15 seconds. Stim only gives you a 25% health boost… for 10-15 seconds. Cloak is very easy to see and you are compromised when you shoot your weapon. Why not just play what we play? You can complain about “casuals” all you want (you called ME a casual, which is a mistake), but that’s what Call of Duty was developed for. Respawn (the real CoD developers) chuckle at the thought of competitive, and for good reason. Anyway, if they got rid of SBMM (which your community caused because SH/ATVI are too blinded by competitive), I’d be appreciative.

            MLG is here to stay, in which I don’t care. I just don’t want it effecting the way *I* play the game, yet it is. People “hate CoD fans” because of people like you; swearing up a storm, and insulting people for no reason. Wanting a small percentage of the community forcing a broken logic in the game gone (and replacing it in the playlist it was built for, mind you) is not “inconsiderate”. I paid what I paid for for this game, although the creators aren’t forced to fix the game, they should do it anyway to respect their fans. What if SH saw us “casuals” raging? Would they not feel bad and feel compelled to fix it? Maybe. Anyway, I digress. You’re a hypocrite. You said I bitch and moan, however, I do it for good reason. I get angry because the developers are blinded. You, however, moan to the developers about something that shouldn’t be focused on in the first place.

            Ghosts had zero e-Sports support? HA! They nerfed multiple weapons in that game due to e-Sports complaint. Remember the Bizon? The problem was in Ghosts was the fact that they didn’t listen to anyone, period, and most definitely the non-“pro” community. They simply just listened to your community more. Instead of Tina doing her job, she posted about blueberry muffins on Twitter. Yet you wonder why I complain.

            Funny how you said that competitive had no support period, when there STILL were tournaments. A “dumbass”? No, I just want developers to quit being blinded by ignorance. What I said is fact. If they weren’t focusing on e-Sports, SBMM wouldn’t be a problem. Leave competitive to PC games like CS:GO, CoD is just a joke in comparison.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Oh yeah, and like excusing SBMM, I bet you would excuse Second Chance, Noob Tubes, etc. Your opinions are invalid.

        Broken is broken. It breaks the fun out of the game. Get over it.

        • kplem

          but noob tubing made MLG nerds and quick scopers cry 🙂

  • Potat0chip

    Do you guys think we could see a call of duty in the korean war for 2015

    • Grigori

      Korea will ban it lol

  • Jonathan Armstrong

    Wow at this rate I would be surprised if they were allowed shooting at the competitive level. Seems like you cant do anything to gain the advantage over your enemy to win the game. How about they give up trying to impress the low competitive population and focus on fixing the main complaints of the majority of us that play in the non MLG sense. And as a starting point lets work on the spawns.

  • Removing SBMM doesn’t mean noobs would get constantly beaten by tryhards, removing it would make the matchmaking focus on connection and EVERYONE would get matched up with variety of players… lel.

    • Guywithbrains

      Black Ops 2 showed how that went. I just got BO2 back from my friend and now I see why I didn’t enjoy BO2 multiplayer. Enemy triple cap flags, spawn trap and use specific guns like AN-94 and MSMC. My team had no chances to win. This happens more than often in BO2.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Black Ops 2 is great compared to this garbage.

        • Guest

          Ah i see you’re still deep throating the cod cycle’s dick.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Mate, I’ve fully loved every CoD game up until Ghosts. It’s not me joining the CoD cycle, it’s the fact that these games are sucking compared to the older titles.

        • Guywithbrains

          Maybe for guys like you – “pros” killing noobs. So great game indeed!

          • Juses

            “Pros”. Do you hate previous cods so much because you were bad at them? I bet you only like Aw because your kd is low enough to play against noobs, and not sweaty try hards.

          • Guywithbrains

            Did you figure that out all by yourself? *applause*

            Yes, I was bad at previous Call of Dutys because sweaty tryhards spawn trapping me. 🙂

            I play against same skill level players as me – noobs vs. noobs not wannabe tryhards vs. noobs.

          • jordanxbrookes

            A great CoD game isn’t just about good players pwning noobs, it’s about enjoying yourself and having fun. I find no fun in AW because I’m getting paired up with Gamma Lab kids from across the globe.

  • SoulTaker

    They really need to nerf the EM1 on PC big time…

  • Tim Vikouski

    why is every body playing destiny instead??? that an easy one lol

  • iReallySellPower

    I get in a lot of lobbys with a mixture of skill with dedicated servers. Anyone else?

  • The Nuke Project

    Enjoying the game very much! No problems about it. Happy for everything! 😉

    • The Nuke Project

      It´s just a game :)!

      • MichiganerE

        What does that matter? If a game has bullshit, the consumer has the right to complain.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      I’m having fun when the lobbies are going my way. But when people start rooftop camping… I can’t help but rage.

      • Keshav Bhat

        “are going my way.” hm.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Indeed my friend, SBMM is the only thing keeping this game from its true potential. No other CoD had the implementation of freedom with a variety of movement.

          I don’t want to just appease myself, although there are quite a few others who agree. I guess “going my way” shouldn’t have been the words to use (then again, it’s true. Games are only fun in my opinion when everything is on our side, although it’s a selfish way of thinking).

  • 313_General

    What a bunch of cry babies u all are lol. It makes sense the best players should have to play eachother. End of discussion. Noone with KDR under 1 should ever have to endure that shitty of a gaming exp. If they didnt do this only select people would even purchase the game killing sales numbers and new comer exp. So sorry greedy assholes who have high KDR’s…Lmfao…Selfish Pricks.

    • 313_General

      SBMM stays….

      • Guywithbrains

        Time for “skilled players” to get real skill! I mean that now they should play against same skill level as them and not some Christmas noobs.

        Lag should go away but SBMM should stay.

        EDIT: No I don’t go to Ranked because it’s community is cancer.

    • Random

      I don’t have a problem with SBMM in general, I just want to play more games with UK based players rather than those on the other side of Europe or in the US. It seemed to be better at the end of last week but I’ve not been on since (moved house, no internet).

    • Juses

      Hmmm… I wonder why previous cods sold more without SBMM and older cods had more people playing it…. Btw the game mode is called ranked.

      • Guywithbrains

        Because they were legendary in other ways – not because of there wasn’t SBMM.

        How about good map desing, good spawns and not so OP weapons and futuristic nonsense like nowadays?

        • Juses

          He basically just said that if SBMM wasn’t in the game it would kill sales numbers because people would be playing against people that’s better than them.

          • Guywithbrains

            Now you are putting words to my mouth (I assume you claim I said something about sales numbers dying). I haven’t talked anything about Advanced Warfare’s SBMM affecting sales numbers. I talked about why previous Call of Dutys were truly more legendary than these latest ones.

          • Rei

            learn2read

  • tweeateer birdie

    even if they remove sbmm the game is still going to be a horrible game because of the spawns and the exo movements and still has unfixable issues …. I suggest you guys to forget about zombies .. And Waite for treyarch.

  • Redrum

    next they will remove the Exo

    • Random

      The sad thing is that wouldn’t surprise anyone. I’d like to see them play a full tournament without any restrictions, and see how it goes.

    • Primey_

      No they won’t. No pro is complaining about the exo

  • Cod fans are a joke

    Community wants BAL nerfred – SHG nerfed Bal
    Community wants smgs buffed – SHG buffed smgs
    Community wants spawn improvements – SHG imprpved spawns
    Community wants map exploits fixed – SHG fixed map exploits
    Community wants camo unlock fixed – SHG fixed camo unlocks
    Community wants SBMM removed – SHG hasn’t done it (yet) – SHG doesnt listen to community

    This right here is one of the major reasons why the cod community is labeled the worst gaming community. Do 99/100 they ask you to and all of a sudden you dont care or dont listen yo them because you didnt do that one thing.

    Another major reason is their inconsistency. SHG issued a survey asking you guys if the game should lean towards casual or esports. The majority voted esports. Michael even said the game was going to focus more on skill and peoplr were fucking happy about it. Now when the game dropped, it’s” WAHH THE GAME IS MAKING ME TRY WAHHH. COD IS SUPPOSED TO BE CASUAL”

    I swear Cod fans, especially casuals, are nothing but whiny little brats.

    I find it weird that you guys are not labeled as a cancer by now since you’re clearly killing you’re host (Cod) with your unnecessary crap.

    • Guywithbrains

      I remember them talking about how this game will be all about skill. And it is. And that’s why all wannabe pros killing noobs are calling this game garbage because this game doesn’t allow killing noobs. Oh and also because of lag which I still haven’t got.

    • modernpoika

      Best comment ever and i agree. Even though the mp might be better without SBMM, i am okay with it. My KD is better than in Ghosts (1.90) and ppl complain “cant get over 1.50” or “kd is 1.0, it was 3 on ghosts”.

    • Guest

      Try telling everybody in this comments section and they’ll call you ignorant, a fanboy, and a puppet. Then you’ll have jordanbrookes go on and on about how much your opinion doesn’t matter to anybody

      • jordanxbrookes

        u wot m8?

      • Keshav Bhat

        Exactly; I try to explain something out, and I’m labeled a puppet.

        • Cod fans are a joke

          Who would have thought that the same people that supported you for a long time are willing to turn their backs on you in an instant. You have a lot of fake fans here, especially Jordanxbrookes. This comment section has officially went south thanks to people like him.

    • ccrows

      That’s great and all, except there’s a bunch of us that wanted SBMM fixed before anything else.

      Heck I even said SBMM removal was priority #1 after the game came out, and that I don’t care about any nerfs and buff until they get rid of SBMM.

      Finally if community is sooo bad, then why are you here? Go troll somewhere else…

      • Cod fans are a joke

        Why am I here? Because i heard CI was the only place where cod fans are civil and mature and after seeing people like you and jordan, i was cleatly lied to.

  • Sam Christopher Hamer

    You all need to stop going on about sbmm every single news post is filled with the same comments over and over.

    Get over it they won’t change it

  • Dan Iron

    Anyone else having more trouble than ever using anything other than the ASM or BAL?

    • Random

      I’m doing well with the ARX-160 (although it is the Steel Bite) and never really struggle too bad with the IMR. The ASM1 and BAL are still the superior weapons though.

  • Traveller

    SBMM really shouldn’t be in the game, but I’m not ignorant enough to say SHG doesn’t care for the community when there’s millions of people who also love SBMM and tell them to not listen to users on Charlieintel. This does not mean I completely agree with some things SHG has done. Im just saying they have their hands tied behind their back, theyll never be right either way

    • common sense

      There are NOT, I REPEAT NOT millions of users saying SBMM should be in the game. Where are you getting this number? From Condrey? The same people that told you MILLIONS LOVE LAST STAND/SECOND CHANCE????

  • ScOott

    O God back to SBMM this site is getting very boring… Yes it’s in the game no it shouldn’t be in pubs go on Twitter n complain not us that can’t do anything about it keep getting at Condrey not charlie Intel they arnt going to do anything

    • Juses

      Yup the comment section on Charlie Intel is people complaining about SBMM and people complaing about people complaining about SBMM.

      • ScOott

        R u complaining about me complaing about people complaing about SBMM :-p lol

        • jooker-jr

          Aaaaaaaah… *brain disconnected.

          • ScOott

            Lmao we have a guywithbrains now we have one with out

          • jooker-jr

            🙂

          • Guywithbrains

            I am here always… scrolling… and judging…

          • ScOott

            Hahaha brilliant !

  • Muszic

    Stfu about SBMM. I’m plat this game every single day and RARELY have any connection issues. And yes SBMM is more fun than playing with people who have no thumbs and suck. That is all, proceed.

  • Primey_

    About time. There’s nothing competitive about being invisible or having extra health.

  • Rei

    On the comment section replace Mr Doge with Michael Condrey and Super029something with Glen Schofield. That would sound funny 😀 they might be using these aliases cuz theres no other reason one would defend SBMM so heroicly lol

  • Rei

    nooooooooooooooo!!! whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy???!!!!! why you delete my comments whyyyyyyyyyyyyy???? i cant sleep at night anymore 🙁

  • TheCervixPounder69

    Can someone link me to the play they are referencing

    • jooker-jr

      He meant the matches in the UMG championship ( I think you can find the matches at MLG_COD on YouTube )

  • Thi

    Hi CharlieIntel Staff, Treyarch removed the Black Ops 2 banner on top of their Facebook page (probably to make place for a COD 2015 banner) and posted a picture of Element 115 with the text ‘welcome back’.

    Article worthy? https://m.facebook.com/Treyarch/photos/a.10150344869682724.352265.43119577723/10152570363662724/?type=1&source=46

    • Thi

      Heeeeaaare you go.

      • Kill Denied

        No it’s just a reference to the year 01/15

      • Guywithbrains

        EDIT: Origins…

        EDIT 2: So anyone have favorite Zombies map in Black Ops 2? I mean that is there some map which was made so great that they must do something similar in Call of Duty 2015 too? For example Die Rise (which sucked IMO).

        • MichiganerE

          Well, let’s see. TranZit sucked, Nuktown was okay, Die Rise sucked, Mob of the Dead was great, Buried was good and Origins was great. So I think they know what BO2 maps to take inspiration from.

          • Guywithbrains

            TranZit, Nuketown, Alcatraz (MOB?) and Origins were great IMO.

          • MichiganerE

            You actually liked TranZit and Nuketown?

          • Guywithbrains

            Well TranZit has interesting concept but maybe it’s execution wasn’t the best. Maybe they could improve that?

          • MichiganerE

            Nope. The layout of WaW, BO1 and other BO2 maps were the best. All TanZit was was just a bunch of tiny maps connected by a road and bus.

          • Guywithbrains

            Also true. But building those things in TranZit was fun. But maybe the best part of Zombies is that you and your friend compete who will get Ray Gun first from mystery box. 😀

          • MichiganerE

            Buildables weren’t fun in Tranzit, it so stupid that once you built the Jet Gun in the map, it would break after 10 seconds of usage and you’d have to build all over again. But buildables were fun in MotD and Origins.

  • Guywithbrains

    Havoc DLC trailer in 32 minutes?

    (I still guess tomorrow but we’ll see).

  • Qwayze

    Sick of seeing the same bullshit comments about SBMM, its not sledgehammers fault you can’t play with people with the same KD without being arse raped, I have a 2.02KD and im not struggling at all and the connection is spot on, i swear everyone just blames their poor decisions within the game on SBMM, all of the youtubers complaining that AW is bad because of connection when in reality they just suck at the game, I can’t remember the last time player like Tmartn and Ali A actually showed their final score in a video, oh yeah thats right it was before Ghosts because since then they have struggled, they just keep backing out until they find bad players who play like they have no arms, you can’t expect to do well every game so stop whining, in reality everyone whining about the game will still throw money at sledgehammer for the map packs and by Call of Duty 2015 will have 20 days plus playing time on AW, plus you complain about lagging which has nothing to do with SBMM as if you have an OPEN nat type you will find the best connection games either that or why don’t you get a better ISP, to me the only issue with this game is the ASM1, i’m not a fanboy but people complain over something thats all in your heads, I have never been on anything less that 4 bars except on day zero, you cant blame every death on connection because you even know its not true, test it and if it is below 12Mbps its your ISP not AW and if it is over its all in your head, sorry for the rant but i’m sick of seeing the same crap on here in the comments by whining 12 years olds

    • RIPCOD

      SBMM is based on score per minute and not K/D.

      • Qwayze

        Whats the problem then? Should be a nice mix of people so even more reason for my point that people are whining over nothing

        • Favorite Ape

          Same old fanboy and ATVI shill argument. “It’s not the crappy p2p connection, your just bad”. As ignorant now as it ever was. Like you’ve never watched one of the hundreds of videos clearly showing how bad the lag can be. SBMM just makes it worse. Pretty sure everyone here knows your FOS.

          • Qwayze

            Not really no one I know lags, SBMM gives new players a chance you lot are just scared to admit you want to play with people that are terrible at the game and who play on a 4 sensitivity

          • Favorite Ape

            Because the one noob kid you know says he doesn’t lag and the hundreds of videos clearly show substantial lag you form that option? That either impeaches your intelligence or proves your a shill. Which one is it? Both maybe?

          • Qwayze

            None really, if a youtube made a video saying AW is gonna have a dinosaur mode everyone would believe it, oh i forgot everyone already did XD Thats a few people a few youtubers lagging doesn’t mean everybody that plays Call of Duty lags and i certainly don’t lag and before someone says “You are the host causing the lag” I have 30Mbps and a low ping…

          • Tricky VIk

            “I can safely say, it’s the connection, I hate getting paired with people across the world, being seconds behind is terrible, the question to we should get rid of SBMM it’s how we can keep it while optimizing connections and making that the priority.”

    • Terry78

      Your argument is irreverent. SBMM is a (bad) choice from the developers that we have to accept but there is no ping display and the fact that we don’t have dedicated servers makes the concept unworkable and extremely cheap. Having players connecting to servers on the other side of the world in 2015 is a complete catastrophe in terms of game design and embarrassing for a brand like CoD. My internet exceeds 124mb p/s yet I get sunk by players by getting lag comped even if I’m the P2P host because someone from India or somewhere is in my lobby through no fault of their own.

      I’m sick of the SBMM debate but it’s a completely valid complaint from most gamers and the fact SHG are being pig-ignorant and arrogant about it is shameful along with having to put up with P2P matchmaking which was outdated even back before CoD 4 MW was released. Also the fact that 99% of the game is casual-based but having to adhere to competitive structures isn’t sensible and I can see why CoD has lost 15m players in two years.

  • meow

    25% Skill. 25% Aim assist. 25% Luck. 25% Bullshit.

  • Original

    All I see are two extremes. There is never anything in between. Nobody can accept each other’s goddamn opinion and then either call them fuckin puppets or fuckin crybabies. You know what? We should have the CHOICE between SBMM and connection based matchmaking. It will not be a perfect solution as this will divide the community further and will make eanked play somewhat redundant, but its the only way to get people to shut the fuck up

    • Guywithbrains

      Why should we make people to shut up? At least I’m living in a Western country where I have a freedom of speech.

      Totally different thing is that you can’t stand talking about things that raise strong expressions of opinions.

      • Original

        When I say shut them up, I dont mean censorship. Thats a right every US citizen rightfully should have. What I mean is there should be some sort of medium between the two sides to try to satisfy both. You have one side telling the other that their opinion doesnt matter and are just fanboys, while the other calls those people bitches and pussies. Think logically. You’ll never do anything in life by talking shit on social media. That behavior is why others including me always hate on the COD community. Sometimes there should be a compromise. In this case, divide the community for a choice between SBMM and regular matchmaking. Again, not an ideal solution, but it can help. Again I personally really fuckinghate SBMM, but I also have to understand that there are still a lot of people that like SBMM and hates everyone on this website. Not everybody has your mindset. Dont be goddamn ignorant and brush them off as irrelevant

        • Guywithbrains

          I understand what you mean. And I agree with that. Repeating same things all over again is useless.

          • Original

            Thanks but while saying this, I am not defending SHG either. They’re a corporation, and theyre in it to make money. They should have done something about this since the game came out, if they did that, this wouldnt be such a shitshow

  • k5berry

    CI comments have gone full nuclear.

  • Rob Braunsberg

    But why?

  • Drasadex

    The hatred on this site lately is strong is fuck.

    • jordanxbrookes

      About as strong as SBMM.

    • Money Boy

      I only found like 1 comment with 2 replies about this Post and the rest is only SBMM and SHG not listening to the community.

  • Travaris

    Once constructive criticism has now turned into a flame war

  • bossKATSIII

    Amazing. The one percent (pro players) is catered to endlessly and the ninety nine percent (us) have to beg and grovel for change that doesn’t happen. Kind of like the US. Way to go Sledgehammer…

    • guest

      Maybe if you casuals stop giving devs so much shit for years they could listen. I wouldnt hold my breath though.

      • bossKATSIII

        Haven’t given the devs anything but my hard earned money. Close to if not over $100 a year for the last 7 years. Personally I do not mind SBMM, but when the “pros” don’t like something, its addressed almost instantly.

  • tweeateer birdie

    Say no to advanced warfare and say yes for that CALL OF DUTY ONLINE version we are are so desprate to play ! I don’t know if it me but I got that nuke town taste in my mouth with the good ohh mw2 m4a1 gun sounds and especially the UMP45 lets leave Michael condrey alone he could have fun with his advance warfare failure of a game lets bother activision for this game ?? Hey we need a new game and it’s what we want not what they want … CALL OF DUTY ONLINE ALL IN ONE BABY !

    • meow

      you do know you have to pay for stuff like grenades right? xD

      • tweeateer birdie

        Yea I don’t mind I would really pay for those things …but u are right about that meow who wants to keep on adding money in a game

        I just want a game that’s playable and gta 5 gets boring with all the aim bot aim assist bu** sh***

  • meow

    for the top comments i dont think these kids understand what its like having a job. you cant just tell people to fuck off. you work for them they pay you to do what they want not what you want… also it doesnt look good when making your first game to tell your publisher to fuck off, no other publisher is going to want to publish your stuff if you go around doing that and now your company is dead… worth it?

  • meow

    enough with the SBMM shit, you got another CoD coming out in 10 months anyway

  • Ronald McDonald

    That moment when you’re the only one that thinks SBMM saved Call of Duty…

    • jooker-jr

      That… Is … Awkward !

  • I sold my copy yesterday, And i feel GREAT =)

  • Yup

    My connection is great and I personally don’t mind SBMM, I get tired of having retarded ass teamates playing like seals from world or a fucking whale costing me a game.

  • ggnore

    noooooooo i need the green goo