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YouTubers discover new method to avoid Warzone SBMM with reverse boost

A YouTuber has revealed the secret to reverse boost in Warzone and get into bot lobbies, bringing the competitive integrity of the game into question.

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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”.

YouTuber Drift0r issued a warning to the community earlier this week once he discovered players were abusing this strategy, and now the beans have been spilled by YouTuber Rara.

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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Best Stoner 63 loadout for Warzone Season 1

Want to break out of the meta? Here’s the best loadout you can use for the Stoner 63 in Call of Duty: Warzone Season One.

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Here’s the best Stoner 63 loadout to use in Season 1 of Warzone.

Season 1 of Warzone post-Black Ops Cold War integration has been an interesting journey for the overall game meta.

Weapons like the DMR, Diamatti & Mac-10 dominated the game for weeks following the addition of 30+ new weapons. Since Raven has fixed those weapons, Warzone players are regularly discovering new, viable weapons for use.

Today, we’ll be focusing on the Stoner 63; one of the Light Machine Guns from Black Ops Cold War. This weapon has a very high fire rate and packs a huge punch at medium ranges. Here’s the loadout:

  • Muzzle – Agency Suppressor: A must-use for Warzone. Stats are identical to the Monolithic Suppressor, so you’ll have the extra range and your position masked on the radar when firing.
  • Optic – Axial Arms 3x: Decent zoom for the Stoner 63, optimal at medium ranges, where the Stoner really shines.
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Grip: Extra recoil control for longer sprays.
  • Ammunition – 120 Round Speed Mag: More ammunition with faster reload speeds between gunfights.
  • Rear Grip – GRU Elastic Wrap: Aim down sights faster and flinch less when shot at.

Tips for the field

  • Medium-range destruction: We can’t emphasize this enough. The Stoner is amazing at medium ranges. Take down full squads with ease.
  • Mount for easy longshots: Mounting ensures little to no recoil while firing the stoner. If you see enemies far out, quickly mount on the cover for easy suppression.
  • Think ahead: The stoner isn’t the weapon you want at close range. Pair this up with your favorite shotgun or submachine gun to win close-quarters combat.
  • No barrel, no problem: The stock barrel for the stoner is great in Warzone as-is. If you really want some extra power, we recommend swapping the underbarrel with the Cavalry Lancer barrel, per advice from YouTuber JGOD.

Now get out there and wipe some squads!

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Clever Precision Airstrike trick takes out tower campers in Warzone

Here’s a clever Precision Airstrike trick you can pull off in Warzone to rid Verdansk’s Airport ATC tower of pesky campers.

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There’s nothing more frustrating than a camper sitting on a high tower in Call of Duty: Warzone, but this clever trick will make the Precision Airstrike all the more lethal.

By their very nature, battle royale games are campy. Players will happily sit in a room aiming at the door all game if it means securing the win. Warzone’s Verdansk map has plenty places for these players to go, with high buildings often being the most common. The Downtown area is rife with rooftop campers, but a Precision Airstrike or Cluster will usually clear them out.

However, these high-ground campers are safe in the ATC tower above the Airport runway. The area around the tower is extremely open, and the players above can get on a nasty head glitch.

With the only way up being by a zipline or a helicopter, they are almost impossible to push. To make matters worse, they are completely safe from Airstrikes and Clusters. At least, until now.

A clever Reddit user by the name of Rxelik_ discovered a cool trick to hit these campers with a Precision Airstrike.

How to airstrike Warzone ATC tower campers

As any ‘good’ Airport ATC tower camper knows, a Precision Airstrike won’t be able to hit you when you’re inside, it will most likely batter off the roof instead.

What Rxelic_ discovered was that if you aim the airstrike at about half way up the tower, the missiles will land exactly inside the control room.

As our player does here, knocking someone with a sniper rifle is a great way to start the airstrike. Expecting the rockets to hit the roof as usual, the players inside will most likely stick the revive.

If you plan with a teammate, you can wait at the bottom of the tower and once the airstrike has knocked the enemies inside, you can take the zip up to them for an easy squad wipe.

Seeing these pesky players get taken out through a clever trick is extremely satisfying, and if more players learn this trick, perhaps the Verdansk Airport runway will be safe to cross. That’s unlikely, though.

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NICKMERCS thinks that making Warzone stats private is a “Big problem”

Activision Blizzard has recently clamped down on the visibility of stats in Warzone. NICKMERCS believes this causes big problems in the game.

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NICKMERCS cod Warzone stats issue

Warzone has recently undergone some big changes to its stats and leaderboards system. Activision decided to make it so that players were not allowed to see other people’s stats unless they are friends with them. FaZe member Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff believes this creates problems and controversy.

Until the last few days, it had always been possible to see other people’s stats, and for them to see yours too. However, without any real reason or warning, Activision has changed the default settings so that everyone’s statistics are now private.

Players will have to change this manually by going onto the Call of Duty website if they want it to revert to being public.

NICKMERCS has commented, believing this to cause more problems than it potentially fixes. His latest video has addressed the changes and what it is they do.

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Warzone stats issue concerns NICKMERCS

Nick gets straight into the matter by explaining why this change isn’t a good thing. He says, “Every site that we’ve ever used to track people’s K/D to see if they were naturally a cheater, is now not usable.”

He mentions that sites like CoDTracker are basically ineffective and no longer accurate ways to measure statistics in Warzone.

Nick also says: “If you match with someone and want to check if they’re cheating. Nah. If you want to make sure people aren’t tanking their K/D before a tournament. Nah. If you want to hold people accountable for reverse-boosting. Nah.”

The whole issue is that it now feels like people can be protected more and hide their cheating tactics behind closed-off stats. One major problem people have right now is that Activision hasn’t publicly addressed this sudden change yet.

But a lot of people think the decision needs to be reversed with NICKMERCS saying: “In my opinion, this needs to be changed. I thought it was a good thing that we were able to hold each other accountable for things like that. But now that we can’t, it’s kind of scary out there.”

It’s unclear whether this is supposed to be a temporary change whilst Activision is working on something in the background or if this is a permanent course of action with little-to-no explanation.

Given how negatively the settings change has been taken by the Call of Duty community, a statement or a customary Tweet will surely explain things.

Image credits: NICKMERCS, Activision Blizzard

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