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SBMM Warzone responds to cheating allegations and rank criticisms

Popular website, SBMM Warzone, has responded to allegations regarding cheaters and criticisms towards their ranking methods for lobbies.



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The popular website SBMM Warzone has responded to criticisms and cheating allegations regarding its strategy to rank lobbies.

Recently, the Call of Duty community has taken to popular website SBMM Warzone to get a general understanding of their own Warzone games. This website rates the skill level of Warzone games and separates the difficulty into skill ranks from Bronze to Diamond.

As a consequence, players have been using the website in an attempt to prove players are abusing the matchmaking system. Popular streamers have been targeted by upset gamers, claiming that because they get “bot lobbies”, they too must also be using an exploit.

Fortunately, we now have comment from SBMM Warzone directly to detail exactly how the tool works, and to clear up any misconceptions in the community.

SBMM Warzone home page as of January 2021

Why does SBMM Warzone Exist?

According to SBMM Warzone, the goal of their website is “to enable players to check the level of their Warzone lobbies and compare them to those of their friends and top players.” The website should in theory give players a general understanding of their own skill level in the bigger picture of players.

Does this tool prove streamers are cheating the Matchmaking?

One main issue is that players have been using this tool as a means to “prove” players are reverse boosting or using exploitative methods to get into easier games. Here’s their reply.

SBMM Warzone: “We’re not here to call anyone a cheater and we never will.

We understand that some people are rushing to conclusions when they see a top player in a Bronze lobby. A low-level lobby does not mean the player is cheating, reverse boosting or anything. It’s just that, in this particular game, he was playing an easy lobby. Sometimes you get easy lobbies, sometimes you get hard lobbies.”

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How does SBMM Warzone calculate lobby ranks?

SBMM Warzone: “The lobby ranking is based on the median value of a lobby. We’ve aggregated the data for 100k+ lobbies. We sorted them by median team KD and divided them into 20 leagues (from Bronze 5 to Diamond 1).

We use the median because this is the mathematical tool that is most suited to evaluate this kind of data. We compared it to other metrics, such as average, top 20%, top 10%, etc. and it gives the best results and it’s easy to understand.”

Is this data reliable?

SBMM Warzone: “We consider that it’s a strong indicator of the difficulty of a lobby. More than that, every player can experience it themself by getting steamrolled over much more often in Diamond lobbies than in Bronze lobbies and, on the contrary, feeling like they are flying in Bronze ones.

Even Huskerrs in his yesterday’s Twitch stream said that he believed that world record we’ll all be Bronze lobbies, while it’s still possible to drop a 40-kill bomb, as he did yesterday.”

What can we expect in the future?

At this point in the interview, SBMM Warzone has informed us that they have just added a new feature adding more games to player histories. On top of this, there will also be a “Graphic representation of last 20 games and ability to see lobby rank from the profile page”. The tweet above shows a rough idea of what it will look like.

Like it or hate it, SBMM Warzone has made it clear they’re here to stay. Community feedback has so far been mixed, with streamer NICKMERCS even claiming “They’re not doing it right”. Ultimately, the choice to use and trust this information is up to you to decide. SBMM Warzone has made it clear they do not intend to be a tool used to accuse people of cheating or reverse boosting.

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Warzone October 21 playlist update is now live after delay

The Call of Duty: Warzone playlist update for October 21 is now live in the battle royale game after it had been officially delayed.



Warzone Playlist Update

The Call of Duty: Warzone Playlist update for October 21 has officially gone live after being delayed by Raven Software to fix an ongoing issue.

To help keep things fresh in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone, Raven Software pushes a new Warzone playlist update live each week that adds new and returning game modes for players to choose from when it comes time to decide what they and their friends want to experience.

Fortunately, the development studio for the Call of Duty battle royale recently revealed that the Warzone playlist update for October 21, 2021, has gone live after being delayed and is now available for players to experience.

Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone playlist update for October 21.

Warzone season 6 artwork featuring Mason Operator

Raven Software took to its Twitter account on October 22 and posted an announcement that the newest warzone playlist update has now gone live in the Warzone October 22 update patch notes following its initial delay.

You can find Raven’s announcement below:

The October 21 playlist update is now bringing some exciting game modes for players to enjoy which you can find below:

Warzone playlist update for October 21

Battle Royale

  • Solos
  • Trios
  • Quads

Iron Trials ’84

  • Duos

Rebirth Island

  • Scopes and Scatterguns Quads
  • Resurgence Trios
Warzone October 21 playlist update

There is no doubt that a large number of players are excited to see this playlist update go live for the Call of Duty battle royale, as the return of the popular Iron Trials ’84 game mode has been looked forward to by a big portion of the community.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out all of the recent changes made to the Ghosts of Verdabsk limited-time game mode, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Warzone October 22 update patch notes: Ghosts of Verdansk changes, Iron Trials duos back, more

Raven Software has officially released the Warzone October 22 update patch notes, and we have all of the details covered for you.



Warzone update patch notes

The Warzone October 22 update patch notes have officially gone live, and they include some major changes for the Call of Duty battle royale, and we have everything you need to know covered.

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6 has been an exciting time for the popular battle royale game with The Haunting event and the new LAPA SMG have been exciting additions to the title.

However, Raven Software is still working on improving the game with the Warzone October 22 update patch notes being the latest set of changes for the Call of Duty battle royale.

Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone October 22 update patch notes.

Warzone update patch notes

Warzone October 22 update patch notes


  • The Playlist originally planned for October 21st is now live!


Ghosts of Verdansk, a Limited-Time Mode

A minor change has been made to the Ghosts of Verdansk mode:

  • Fear reduction while standing on Sacred Ground has been increased

In addition, here is a recap of the changes that were released earlier this week:

  • Ghosts can now drop ammo when killed
  • Souls will be removed when too far out in the gas
  • Passive Fear gain has been reduced
  • Fear generated by taking damage has been reduced
  • Increased Fear reduction when killing Ghosts and humans


  • Iron Trials ‘84 game mode has been re-enabled for Private Matches
    • This includes versions for all Squad sizes (Solos, Duos, Trios, Quads)
    • All versions of this mode are currently limited to 132 Players

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed additional collision issues with various elements in Verdansk allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue preventing matches from starting in Iron Trials ‘84.
  • Fixed an issue preventing matches from starting in Scopes and Scatterguns.

Source: Raven Software

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Best M13 loadout for CoD: Warzone Season 4

Players who use the best loadout for the M13 Assault rifle in Warzone Season 4 will be able to take down enemies with laser accuracy.



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The M13 is a fast-firing Assault Rifle that excels at medium-to-long range in Call of Duty: Warzone, so here is the best loadout class for it in Season 4.

Warzone Season 4 Reloaded brought major weapon buffs and nerfs that have made significant changes to most players’ loadout weapons in the Call of Duty battle royale.

However, the M13 from Modern Warfare continues to be a solid weapon that may not get as much fanfare as other weapons but can definitely secure wins and high kill amounts for players if they maximize its potential, especially after it got a significant buff in the Season 4 Reloaded update.

With this in mind, here is the best Warzone M13 loadout in Season 4 right now. 

Best Warzone M13 loadout

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Best Warzone M13 loadout attachments

  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Tempus Marksman
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic or Holographic Sight
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

The best Warzone M13 loadout is built to be laser-accurate in Warzone, dominating at medium-long range. However, its high rate of fire will also allow it to melt at close range. 

To vastly increase the M13’s range, we’ve opted for the Monolithic Suppressor and Tempus Marksman barrel. Combined, these attachments will significantly improve the M13’s bullet velocity and damage over range, making it effective for any engagement. As a bonus, the suppressor will keep you hidden from the minimap while firing, allowing for greater secrecy. 

We’ve added the VLK 3.0x Optic to the best Warzone M13 loadout for extra precision at range. This unobtrusive scope will allow you to be accurate at almost any range, allowing you to specifically aim for the upper chest and headshots. To further improve its accuracy, adding the Commando Foregrip will remove almost all horizontal and vertical recoil. 

With the M13 having a high rate of fire for an Assault Rifle, you’ll need the 60 Round Mags to constantly reduce the need to reload. It will still burn through this magazine fast, so make sure cover is never far away to give yourself a safe place to reload.

Best perks to use with Warzone M13 class

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  • Perk 1 – E.O.D
  • Perk 2 – Overkill/Ghost
  • Perk 3 – Amped

Players often use lethal equipment to get the upper hand in Warzone, and the E.O.D Perk will drastically reduce incoming explosive damage. As long as you have a little bit of armor left, you’ll be able to survive an onslaught of grenades and Semtex.

Because the M13 excels at medium-long range, you’ll want a secondary that can dominate up-close. Overkill allows you to carry two primary weapons to have the best weapons available as early as possible.

Then, once you’ve got Overkill from your first loadout, try to get Ghost from your next. This will allow you to carry both of your guns and be invisible from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

While carrying two primary weapons in the best Warzone M13 loadout, you’ll often be switching between them to take fights in different situations. There’s nothing worse than being caught while waiting for your weapons to swap, so the Amped perk removes almost all weapon swap delay. 

How to Unlock the M13

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Players who would like to use the best Warzone M13 loadout will first need to unlock the Assault Rifle, which can be achieved by reaching Level 39 in either the Call of Duty: Warzone or Modern Warfare.

Best alternatives

Try the best Warzone M13 loadout, and you’ll find yourself with the best loadout for this weapon that excels at any range across Verdansk ’84 and Rebirth Island

If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best Warzone loadouts below:

C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 

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