YouTuber Rara has revealed how to reverse boost and avoid SBMM in Call of Duty: Warzone, a secret kept among a few players across the Call of Duty community.
Skill based matchmaking, or SBMM is a system implemented in many modern first person shooters to match players against opponents of similar skill. This system can be adjusted to be strict or lax, depending on how the matchmaking algorithm is adjusted by the developers.
A vast majority of content creators and top-level players do not attempt to game this system, instead opting to roll with the punches and play in their assigned games. Due to their above-average skill level, they often make other “top” players look like low skilled players.
Due to the small amount of players abusing a “secret” reverse boosting method to get into easier games, the competitive integrity of Warzone is in question for tournaments, and many honest top-level players are getting the brunt of the backlash, being accused of playing in “bot lobbies”.
Update: Drift0r has confirmed via Twitter that this reverse boost method is not the one he discovered earlier this week.
In Rara’s video, he exposes fellow YouTuber Hydro for using the reverse boosting method for his videos, accusing him of deceiving his audience into thinking he’s “the next big thing” for Warzone while breaking records playing against drastically lower-skilled players.
He calls for Hydro to add disclaimers in his content that he is reverse boosting, in order to be more transparent with his audience. Rara backs up his claims by using an online Warzone tracking tool to prove Hydros games are regularly against the bottom percentile of players, then proceeds to reveal exactly how players are getting easier Warzone lobbies.
How To Get Into Easier Warzone Games
You’ll have to watch Rara’s video to find out. We do not wish to detail the method, as it brings harm to the overall competitive integrity of Warzone into question.
Do we recommend abusing this? No. Do your favorite creators/pros abuse this? A large majority don’t. Most COD streamers have the integrity to not abuse this. It seems only a select few in the community abuse this on a regular basis. You can refer to Rara’s video to potentially identify players abusing this.
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Dr Disrespect explains biggest problem with Warzone’s Secrets of the Pacific
Dr Disrespect and TimTheTatman are not impressed with Warzone’s Secrets of the Pacific event, suggesting the reward wasn’t worth the effort.
Warone’s new Pacific Caldera map is just weeks away, and Sledgehammer and Raven have dropped a new event to hype fans up for the release. Unfortunately, many have been left underwhelmed by Secrets of the Pacific, and Dr Disrespect and TimTheTatman have explained why.
Verdansk’s days are numbered, as the new Pacific Caldera map releases on December 8. In the meantime, Raven and Sledgehammer have dropped the Secrets of the Pacific event to give fans a hint of what’s to come.
Players can unlock the Bomber Menace STG44 Blueprint and images of Caldera by finding Intel, but these rewards have left some underwhelmed.
That includes Dr Disrespect and Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Bettar, who made it clear these rewards were not what they had hoped for.
After searching for the Intel hidden around Verdansk, the YouTube streamers discussed the Secrets of the Pacific rewards, and why they were disappointing.
“I did this whole thing for postcards Doc?” TimTheTatman groaned. “I’ve seen this since the Nintendo 64. It’s black and grey pictures. I can’t zoom in, I can’t do anything. There’s no ‘coming soon,’ maybe you drop [into Caldera] and it just fizzles back.”
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“I’ve got more Caldera in my transition Timmy,” the leader of the Champions Club replied. “I’ve been clicking all over. It’s insane. If it’s a small indy game, and this is the next big event, I’d say ‘OK.'”
“We’re talking about [a company] making $4 billion a quarter! Fortnite [does stuff like this well] because they’ve got the process down, except nobody knows what’s going on in their storyline.”
Despite their frustration with the event, both streamers are still looking forward to the map. TimTheTatman said he thinks there is some “cool stuff” from what he’s seen so far, while Doc says he gets “PUBG vibes” from the map.
Pacific Caldera will be bigger than Verdansk based on early map comparisons, while Calling Cards also gave fans a look at some POIs too.
Warzone’s Pacific Caldera map drops on December 8, so we’ll have to wait just a little longer to see the new arena in full.
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When does the new Warzone Pacific Caldera map come out? Release date, POIs, content, more
A new Warzone Pacific map is arriving in December, so here’s everything we know including the release date, POIs, and content.
A new Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific map is on its way, and here is everything you need to know about the new map called Caldera.
Like any battle royale, playing on the same map over and over can become repetitive. Especially if you’ve been playing on what is mostly the same map for over a year, which has been the case for the Call of Duty: Warzone community.
Verdansk has been the main map for Call of Duty: Warzone for the past 20 months. Even though Raven Software added Rebirth Island, its size is much smaller than Verdansk.
Luckily, players are about to get what they’ve been hoping for. A new Warzone Pacific map is confirmed, and it will be more than just a few new POIs.
When does Warzone Pacific Caldera map release?
The new Warzone Pacific map, called Caldera, will be available on December 9 for free for everyone. However, if you own Vanguard, you can get 24 hours early access to the map beginning on December 8.
Caldera was originally meant to launch on December 2, but Call of Duty announced on November 19 that the update had been delayed a week.
What does Caldera look like? All POIs
An Activision executive gave us a top-down view of Caldera, showing what it looks like and revealing the POIs. From this, players have figured out that it will be around the same size as Verdansk.
Here are all of the POIs revealed for Caldera so far:
- Naval Shipyard
- Ore Processing Docks
- Ancient Structures
- Phosphor Mines
- Beach Defences
- Submarine Base
- Taro Farms
- Air Port
- Fishing Village
- City Capital
What’s included in Warzone Pacific’s Caldera update?
And not only will the Warzone action move to WW2 and the Pacific, but all of the Operators, Weapons, and cosmetics from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War will carry over. Players can use this content in the Caldera Battle Royale mode, whereas the Vanguard Royale mode will only feature WW2 weapons and equipment.
And Warzone players have been crying out for a more effective anti-cheat, and Activision has answered with RICOCHET. This kernel-level anti-cheat has been built exclusively for Warzone and Vanguard, so we’ll need to wait and see how effective it is.
For more Warzone, be sure to check out what’s inside the Old Mines now that they’ve finally opened.
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Warzone’s Old Mines finally open: What’s inside & locations
The teased mine map changes have finally arrived in Warzone, so here’s where to find them and everything inside.
After being teased back when Verdansk ’84 first arrived, the Old Mines have finally opened up with the Secrets of the Pacific event. Here’s where to find all of the mines, and what’s inside them.
After modern-day Verdansk was nuked to end the zombie outbreak in April, Call of Duty: Warzone’s map traveled back in time to the 1980s. This brought new POIs and overhauled existing ones.
One change players were excited to see was the Old Mines opening up, but as Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map was fast approaching, they’d given up hope of seeing it happen. However, Raven Software is running several events to mark the end of Verdansk, and the most recent, Secrets of the Pacific, has finally opened up the mines.
Here’s where you can find these new mine shaft areas and what’s inside them.
Warzone mine locations
The only mines that have opened in Secrets of the Pacific are the Old Mines south of Summit. You can find them below the mining shacks on the hill directly northeast of Airport, where there are several entrances.
There’s another set of mines at the north end of Salt Mine, but they haven’t opened up for this event. As we fast approach Caldera on December 8, it’s unlikely that these mines were ever designed to be opened up. But, we’ll need to wait and see how Verdansk’s final days unfold.
What’s inside Warzone’s Old Mine?
If you head to the zipline at the west side that takes you down into the mines, you’ll find a box of dynamite right at the bottom. Press interact with the box and you’ll collect the Intel, then you need to hold onto it for the specified amount of circle collapses.
And that’s everything you need to know about Verdansk’s mines opening up! For more Warzone, be sure to check out the “no recoil” Krig loadout that’s gone viral on TikTok.
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