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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.



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.

Image Credits: Activision

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Warzone cheat provider CrazyAim taken down by Activision

Activision has taken aim at a cheater provider for Warzone as their site and discord have been shut down.



Warzone August 2 update patch notes

A popular Warzone cheat provider website has been taken down by Activision on August 4. The site was providing aim bot and other hacks for Warzone as a paid service.

The site, called, was providing a variety of cheats for Call of Duty players, with focus on Warzone hacks.

Their site now no longer exists, as it appears Activision has taken it down. Visiting their site sends a site error.

In addition, we’ve confirmed the site’s Discord server, where the users and owners would discuss the cheats and hacks, has also been shut down.

This is a small, but good step from Activision in the fight against the dramatic increase in hackers and cheaters in Warzone.

Some big content creators have been upset over the hacks and switched to Apex Legends instead.

It’s still not clear if Activision plans to launch a proper anti-cheat for Warzone.

The company’s executives have said in the past that they have “invested” a lot into fixing the hacking problem.

The last update from Raven on ban waves was in mid July, where they said 50,000 accounts were banned.

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Team Jukeyz win World Series of Warzone EU Trios: Final standings & results

The World Series of Warzone is kicking competitive Warzone up a notch, and we have the teams, draft, standings and stream covered for you.



World Series of Warzone Teams Draft Standings

The second World Series of Warzone tournament saw Trios from Europe compete for the lion’s share of a $300,000 prize pool, and Team Jukeyz was able to put together a truly impressive performance to snag the top spot in the final standings.

Competitive Warzone has become one of the most popular esports scenes globally since the release of the Call of Duty battle royale in 2020.

While various tournament organizers and players have helped to propel the popularity of the game’s competitive scene, the World Series of Warzone is kicking it up a great deal, with a total of $1,200,000 being awarded over the course of four different tournaments.

World Series of Warzone Standings leaderboard

The first event saw NA Trios compete against each other, with Team Aydan securing the victory, and the second competition in the World Series of Warzone had Trios from Europe take the spotlight and have their chance to prove their skills on August 4, 2021.

It was a truly exciting day of competitive Call of Duty action, but once the dust had settled on Verdansk, Team Jukeyz was able to secure the top spot in the final standings and take home the $50,000 grand prize.

World Series of Warzone Standings Leaderboard

The EU Trios tournament was filled with a treasure trove of talented players, but the trio of Jukeyz, WarsZ, and Fifakill was able to put together multiple strong performances to take home the EU Trios World Series of Warzone championship.

It was not an easy feat at the end for Team Jukeyz, as a Jailbreak in-game event during the last match of the tournament saw every eliminated player come back and make the deciding match an adrenaline-fueled spectacle.

World Series of Warzone Standings Leaderboard

In addition to the individual squads competing, the five Captain squads were also competing to secure the Captain’s Cup championship for the team they were drafted to on August 3.

Recrent was able to draft the strongest collection of EU Trios, as Team Recrent was able to secure the EU Trios Captain’s Cup championship for the World Series of Warzone.

World Series of Warzone Standings Leaderboard

Twitch Rivals Stream

The EU Trios World Series of Warzone took place on August 4, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6 PM CEST.

All of the action from the event was broadcasted on the official Twitch Rivals stream.

Alternatively, every competitor also streamed their individual point of view so viewers could watch the action from their favorite player’s POV.

World Series of Warzone Draft

The EU trios event saw five pre-selected captains form their own team and then draft an additional nine teams to form their own captain squad.

These five captain teams of 10 trios will then compete to secure the most collective points from placements and kills to earn a $100,000 prize pool and the Captain’s Cup championship.

The draft was conducted live on the Twitch Rivals channel on August 3, 2021, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6 PM CEST.

You can find the five captains and all of their drafted teams below:

World Series of Warzone Teams

A total of 50 teams competed in the EU Trios competition.

These teams competed to help their Captain be at the top of the Captain’s Cup World Series of Warzone standings.

The teams also competed individually at the same time to secure the lion’s share of the remaining $200,000 in prize money by claiming the top spot in the final World Series of Warzone standings.

You can find all of the teams that competed in the EU Trios tournament below:

World Series of Warzone Teams

EU Format & Prizing

WSOW format

The format for the event was the same as it was for the NA Trios tournament. The competitors duked it out in six custom lobbies, with placement awarding kill multipliers.

With each kill giving one World Series of Warzone Point, here’s the rundown of the scoring format:

PlacementKill Multiplier

The Captains and their teams competed for a share of the $300,000 Prize Pool. The teams’ prize pool was $200k, with another $100k on the line for the Captain’s Cup.

Here’s the prize pool rundown.

Team PlacementPrize

Here’s the Captain’s Placement prize pool.

Captain’s PlacementIndividual Prize
1st Place Team$1,000
1st Place Captain$20,000
2nd Place Captain$15,000
3rd Place Captain$13,000
4th Place Captain$12,000
5th Place Captain$10,000

There is no doubt that the World Series of Warzone EU Trios event delivered just as many exciting moments and memories as the NA Trios competition did beforehand.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out Season 4’s best weapons, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision

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Modern Warfare players disappointed with Soap Operator after long wait

The new Soap Operator is officially out for Modern Warfare and Warzone, but some players aren’t satisfied with the way he looks.



modern warfare soap

Modern Warfare and Warzone players have finally been gifted the long-awaited Soap Operator, but some believe it doesn’t quite look right.

As well as the new CX-9 SMG and Mace, players have been enjoying Warzone and Modern Warfare in 2021.

For those who like the cosmetics, you may have been waiting for the new Modern Warfare Soap operator to drop. However, players don’t seem to be satisfied with it.

modern warfare soap operator

Reddit user oBeruno put a post up showing the issue with the new Modern Warfare Soap operator, stating, “Insert shampoo/detergent joke here.”

Ultimately many think that the new Modern Warfare Soap operator looks nothing like the original Soap from the original Modern Warfare series and wished he had a more similar look from the past.

The developers have either reworked the character and decided to change his appearance, or they have genuinely tried to recreate the classic Modern Warfare character and it just has not sit well with a large portion of the Call of Duty community.

When compared to the original Soap, they do genuinely look nothing alike, and you can see why people are jokingly calling this new Soap operator “shampoo/detergent.”

Players in the comments carried on the joke as well, with some saying: “That ain’t soap that’s deodorant.” Some were genuinely confused, asking: “That’s actually supposed to be soap?…”

Ultimately we think players are just dissatisfied with the detail in the character model, as the original Modern Warfare Soap has way more detail and depth, with a scar on his eye and a more recognizable face.

It’s a shame players aren’t happy with the new Modern Warfare Soap model. Hopefully, the developers can do something about it and give players more of a reason to buy the new operator.

For more on Modern Warfare and Warzone, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out how you can unlock the new CX-9 SMG and how players are calling for the White Phosphorus killstreak to be removed or buffed.

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