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JGOD hits out at Warzone matchmaking favoring SBMM over connection

Warzone’s preference to overlook your ping in favor of SBMM is frustrating JGOD in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4.

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Call of Duty analytical whizz JGOD has discussed his frustrations with Warzone’s SBMM and how it prioritizes a player’s skill level over their internet connection.

SBMM has become one of the most controversial topics surrounding Call of Duty in recent years as the franchise’s matchmaking system has shifted from random, mystery lobbies to more controlled, skill-based ones.

Many pros have expressed their frustration with SBMM, including NICKMERCS, Drift0r, and Nadeshot, and now JGOD has discussed how it can negatively influence CoD: Warzone’s lobbies.

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JGOD recently dissected a Warzone lobby by spectating it and passing off his tips on how players could be doing certain things better during the game.

He was spectating one player during the video and commented on how the player was noticeably suffering from packet loss and latency issues.

“I know a lot of people bring that up and be like I have 70 (ping) all the time, why are you complaining that it’s over 40? It just means that skill-based matchmaking is in control more of the actual matchmaking more than my connection, which gets kind of frustrating at times.”

“Because then that means that’s not a normal ping because, for me, I should be connecting to L.A. 100% of the time. There’s never a time that I’m solo queuing that I should connect to the East or Central.”

JGOD says that his internet connection is basically solid, and he should be getting a solid 15-25 ping every game instead of the 75 he sometimes gets.

The complaints about SBMM have been going on for some time now, and it doesn’t seem like something that Activision is overly concerned with at present.

For more Warzone, check out Warzone players call for devs to fix a frustrating Precision Airstrike issue or the best PP19 Bizon loadout for Season 4 of the Call of Duty battle royale.

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Call of Duty: Warzone

Are Warzone servers down? Current Server Status, Pacific Caldera Downtime

Are the Warzone servers down? That is what many players ask when they can not connect to the game, so we have the current server status covered for you.

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Are Warzone Servers Down

It is always frustrating when players cannot connect to the servers of Warzone and play when they want to. This often leads to players wondering about the current server status for the battle royale game and whether or not the Warzone servers are down.

Call of Duty: Warzone has become one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world following its release in 2020, as an extremely large amount of players have jumped into its adrenaline-fueled action to acquire impressive kill counts and wins.

With a very large player base, it is not surprising when players get frustrated when the Warzone servers go down and they are not able to connect to the Call of Duty battle royale game. This frustration often leads to players searching for the game’s current server status and seeing if all of the Warzone servers are down or running as they should.

With this in mind, we have gathered everything you need to know to see the current server status of Warzone.

Are Warzone servers down

Are Warzone servers down?

According to the official online service status website for the Call of Duty franchise, the servers for the battle royale game are currently online and should be working as intended.

However, Raven Software will be taking the Warzone servers offline for scheduled downtime in preparation for the Pacific Caldera update. This downtime will start at 9 PM PT on December 7.

Downtime will last 12 hours, and the Warzone servers are scheduled to come back online at 9 AM PT on December 8.

With that being said, a large influx of players could cause some server issues. If you start experiencing connection issues or cannot launch Warzone, it might be worth checking out the current server status.

Player firing a weapon in Warzone Pacific Caldera

This website keeps a constant update of the online services for the high-profile first-person shooter series. When the site updates, it alerts community members who visit it whenever there is an issue, such as the Warzone servers being down.

Another resource to check the current Warzone server status is the official Activision Support Twitter or Raven Software Twitter account. These Twitter accounts will post updates regarding current problems with games like Warzone when they arise, such as server outages.

The Activision Support Twitter posts updates on these issues including when they are resolved. Keeping an eye on this Twitter account can help you know if any problems are currently happening with the title.

We will continue to update this article with the current server status of Warzone whenever issues arise and are resolved.

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New Vanguard operator could be Warzone Pacific’s version of Roze

Warzone and Vanguard’s first season is almost upon us, but players already have an issue with one of the Operator skins.

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Warzone Pacific and Vanguard Season 1 is set to bring new Operators to the game, but some feel one skin in particular could have the same issue as the notorious Roze Operator.

Warzone and Vanguard are set to get a load of new content. With Warzone Pacific and Vanguard Season 1, players can expect a fresh Battle Pass with new weapons and Operators.

Operators have always been a big part of Warzone and any CoD game that is integrated into the battle royale. Unfortunately, despite the excitement over the new season, some players are worried one Operator skin in particular has too many similarities to the dreaded Roze skin.

Vanguard Season 1 operators

The Roze skin is widely known in the Warzone community as one of the most disruptive cosmetics in the entire game. Usually the devs try to steer away from anything that can be considered pay-to-win, as it causes a lot of controversy among the community.

Many considered the Roze skin as being pay-to-win, mostly because it was very hard to spot thanks to its black-out design.

Players can now view the Season 1 Operator skins in-game, which a Reddit post from DigScared9523 highlighted. One of the new skins available in Season 1 is for Lucas Riggs, which has a lot of the community worried that it will be “Rose v2.”

The skin is called “Barrier Reef” and it features a scuba diving theme, which fits in well with the new Pacific map, Caldera.

The Scuba suit is completely black, covering Lucas’ head and face with blacked-out googles. This is the main issue players are having with this skin, as the color is very reminiscent of the Roze skin, which went through countless updates to fix its overely-discreet design.

Players in the comments of the Reddit post are clearly worried that this skin will cause a similar outrage. One comment states: “this Roze skin 2.0 will be the new meta.”

We’ll have to wait and see just how strong this skin will be once players are able to use it in Warzone Pacific and Vanguard Season 1. As another user suggests, perhaps the Pacific theme and Caldera’s lighting will prevent this skin from becoming a problem like Roze:

“I don’t really see this as gonna be a problem like roze cause the new map looks a lot brighter honestly probably a jungle themes skins might be the way to go with the amount of jungle there is might blend it better”


For more on Vanguard and Warzone Season 1, check out how you can unlock the free Combat Pack.

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Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass: All rewards & Tiers

There’s a new Battle Pass in Vanguard and Warzone Season 1, and here’s everything you need to know, including the price and rewards.

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Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

There is a brand-new Battle Pass to progress through in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass, and here’s everything it features, including new Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, and tier rewards.

Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 is will bring a ton of fun new content for fans to enjoy, including a new Warzone map. We also have a brand-new Battle Pass that you can progress through.

It features 100 fresh Tiers including the Task Force Trident Operator, two new MP maps, three new weapons, and new Zombies content. We’ll go over everything you can unlock in the Season 1 Battle Pass.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass price

There are two main ways for you to progress through the Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass. The first involves playing in matches until you reach new Tiers and unlock rewards.

While that’s the most straightforward method, you can also spend some CoD points to speed up the process. The standard version of the Battle Pass costs 1,000 CoD Points and this will unlock all 100 Tiers along with 120 items.

Alternatively, you could spring for the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400 CoD Points to instantly skip the first 20 Tiers while unlocking every item in them. This will also grant you the bonus ‘Battle Prepped’ Legendary Skin for Polina.

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass: New Operator Skins

Halima ‘Desert Cover’ Skin in Vanguard

The Season 1 Battle Pass contains some cool new Operator skins that you can unlock. The 12 launch Operators will receive some brand-new cosmetic appearances that are available at different Tiers.

Here are some of the most notable Operator skins:

  • Tier 10: Halima ‘Desert Cover’ Skin
  • Tier 20: Shigenori ‘Konara’ Skin
  • Tier 90: Polina ‘Rising Legend’ Skin

New Weapons in Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

Player running with Cooper Carbine in Vanguard

Three new weapons are in the Season 1 Battle Pass. You can unlock the Cooper Carbine Assault Rifle at Tier 15, and this weapon comes with “SMG-like properties,” making it extremely fast in battle.

The Gorenko Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle becomes available at Tier 31 and is capable of dishing out extremely high amounts of damage to your targets. This will come in handy during long-range combat situations.

Lastly, the Sawtooth Melee Weapon can be unlocked at Tier 37. Sewn with shark’s teeth along the club’s perimeter, this weapon is capable of slicing up foes quickly and efficiently.

New multiplayer Perks & Lethal Grenade in Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

CoD Vanguard grenade

The Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass has two multiplayer Perks for you to unlock. Serpentine is unlocked at Tier 21 and reduces incoming damage while Tactical Sprinting

You can get the Intuition Perk at Tier 44 and this lets you detect nearby enemies through walls. So if an opponent is close by, you’ll be alerted of their presence and can react accordingly.

We also have a brand-new piece of Lethal Equipment known as the Special Incendiary Grenade and you can unlock this at Tier 39. It dishes out damage over time to enemies while blocking off their sightlines with white fog.

Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass Tier 100 Rewards

Sawtooth Melee Weapon in Warzone & Vanguard

Players who reach the final Tiers can claim the rarest Legendary items in the Season 1 Battle Pass. These include new Operator cosmetics, weapon Blueprints, and additional CoD points.

Here are the final rewards in the Warzone & Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass:

  • Tier 95: ‘Hold the Line’ Sniper Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 98: 100 CoD Points
  • Tier 100: ‘Awoken’ Legendary Francis Skin
  • Tier 100: ‘Harvester’ Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 100: Title, Emblem, and Charm.’
Vanguard player using the Gorenka Anti-Tank Sniper Rifle

That covers everything that has been revealed in the Season 1 Battle Pass of Vanguard and Warzone Season 1. We’ll be sure to update this article once every Tier and reward has been revealed.


For more Vanguard content, check out our best Vanguard weapons ranked list and how to level up fast in CoD: Vanguard.

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