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YouTubers conduct test of Skill Based Matchmaking in Modern Warfare

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One of the hot topics in regards to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare since the launch is the matchmaking system used in the game.

Fans have claimed in many, many Reddit threads that skill based matchmaking is in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and have been spamming developers across social channels asking for it to be removed.

YouTubers Drift0r and TheXclusiveAce have done a thorough testing of the matchmaking system in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and have released two separate videos describing their conclusions based on their testing.

The entire data sheet is public HERE and available for anyone to review it.

Based on their testing, these were the conclusions they made based on the actual data and real information versus the feelings:

  • Call of Duty matchmaking does not prioritize skill over connection for matchmaking – it ensures the best/fastest server is prioritized.
  • High Stat players do not match together
  • Modern Warfare appears to heavily match players with similar player ranks together
  • Modern Warfare appears to match make in some cases players based on their performance in their recent games, not lifetime game stats. XclusiveAce states that some testing shows its based on the last 5 games performance. This means reverse boosting won’t change anything in this game in the long run.
  • Based on their testing, there is some hidden MMR system active in Modern Warfare.

With this mind, there does not appear to be a full fledged SBMM system in Modern Warfare active that fans believe there is. There does appear to be some stat based match making that is causing some games to be more skill focused than other matches. A lot of the issues has been around people believing others on Reddit and jumping on the train that their stats are negative because someone else is experiencing some skill matchmaking.

DRIFT0R VIDEO:

XCLUSIVEACE VIDEO:

Infinity Ward yet to officially acknowledge SBMM even in being in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or any details on how the system is doing matchmaking.

We will update as we learn more.

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Modern Warfare & Warzone Haunting Event Live: Patch Notes

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The Haunting of Verdansk is here. Drop in for Halloween themed events and gear in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone on PS4, Xbox One, and PC from October 20 through November 3.

The new in-game Halloween event for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone has arrived. A new game settings update went live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC activating the new event.

For Week 1 of The Haunting, there’s new Nighttime BR map, new playlists in Warzone & MP, and new store bundles based on SAW and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Warzone – New Playlists:

  • Nighttime BR: Verdansk going dark (available in select Warzone modes, like Trios)
  • Zombie Royale: Operators can fight against and alongside powerful zombified creatures as part of Zombie Royale, a limited-time mode where death is far from permanent. Instead of being sent to the Gulag, dead Operators will come back to life as a zombie. Although zombies cannot use weapons, they have supernatural abilities: increased speed, improved jumps, deadlier melee attacks, and thermal vision.

In addition to the new playlists in Warzone, there’s also the new Trick or Treat scavenger hunt available. Find the specially marked Supply Boxes around the map, in 16 locations, for a trick or treat. Collect all 16 rewards to unlock a bonus blueprint.

Multiplayer – New Playlists:

  • Onslaughter – Squads must wrest control of a Juggernaut suit that spawns somewhere on the map and advance forward into a specific goal area. Be prepared for plenty of Minigun fire and consider powerful Killstreaks to take down an opposing Juggernaut, as well as the mad scramble whenever the suit is available for the taking. Also, the Juggernaut in this mode – and in all other modes during The Haunting of Verdansk – will come with a pumpkin head, which is surprisingly sturdy and durable despite it being a hollowed-out squash.
  • Gunfright
  • Halloween Moshpit

Store Bundles:

  • SAW Bundle: Be ready to don the garb of Billy the Puppet in the SAW bundle and take an enemy operator’s choice to live or die in his own hands. Along with the “Billy” skin for Morte, the SAW Bundle features The Phlebotomozier Lethal Equipment piece, a special throwing knife will drill into your enemies upon impact. And oh yes, there will be blood… if it lands on target. Rather end your enemy’s game with blood-red tracer fire? Two SAW-themed blueprint weapons – one Assault Rifle and one Shotgun – are included in this bundle, as well as a Cargo Truck skin, tricycle Charm, and four other pieces of personalization content.
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre bundle: Features the iconic crazed killer Leatherface. The legacy of this cannibalistic maniac, whose mad and macabre reign of terror in 1974 was unlike anything ever seen before, is set to live on through the “Leatherface” skin for Velikan, as well as the “Family Heirloom” LMG blueprint, complete with a unique Stock attachment that allows an operator to wield the weapon like a chainsaw. As players are re-introduced to the malice of Leatherface, a clue as to what happened to the notorious murderer may even appear to those with a keen eye. This bundle also includes the “Anybody Home?” melee blueprint that turns this Secondary into a one-handed hammer (with a bone-breaker on one side, and a meat tenderizer on the other side, commonly used in your local slaughterhouse), which some hitchhikers claim is “the better way” of slaughtering cattle, as well as an SMG blueprint weapon, a vehicle horn, and five additional Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed items.

Jump into The Haunting, live now through November 3 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone.

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Get a Texas Chainsaw Massacre Emblem & Calling Card in Warzone

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Legendary and Activision has teamed up to give players a bonus Emblem and Calling Card for Call of Duty.

As part of the Haunting of Verdansk event, a site has gone up allowing players to watch a few videos and scene to get an Emblem and Calling Card in Warzone.

  1. Visit the new website called http://texaschainsaw.com
  2. Follow the site to watch the selection of clips (caution: audio warning)
  3. Enter your email when prompted
  4. Code sent to your email within two weeks

The legal language on the website says that users must be 17+ and have a valid Activision ID account. The promotion is live until November 1, 2020.

Once you enter your email address, the site says that codes and a poster will be emailed within a two week window.

The Haunting of Verdansk event officially begins on October 20 and ends on November 3, featuring new Warzone modes, night time map, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Bundle.

Via @ModernWarzone

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SAW & Texas Chainsaw Massacre bundles coming to Modern Warfare & Warzone

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Activision has announced a partnership, licensed deal to bring SAW and Texas Chainsaw Massacre related bundles to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare & Warzone.

The new bundles will debut on October 20 as part of The Haunting of Verdansk event.

There are two bundles available, one based on SAW and one based on Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

See the details below on what’s included.

SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Bundles Headline The Haunting of Verdansk

Right at the start of The Haunting of Verdansk, players can purchase bundles based on SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Be ready to don the garb of Billy the Puppet in the SAW bundle and take an enemy operator’s choice to live or die in his own hands. Along with the “Billy” skin for Morte, the SAW Bundle features The Phlebotomozier Lethal Equipment piece, a special throwing knife will drill into your enemies upon impact. And oh yes, there will be blood… if it lands on target.

Rather end your enemy’s game with blood-red tracer fire? Two SAW-themed blueprint weapons – one Assault Rifle and one Shotgun – are included in this bundle, as well as a Cargo Truck skin, tricycle Charm, and four other pieces of personalization content

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre bundle features the iconic crazed killer Leatherface. The legacy of this cannibalistic maniac, whose mad and macabre reign of terror in 1974 was unlike anything ever seen before, is set to live on through the “Leatherface” skin for Velikan, as well as the “Family Heirloom” LMG blueprint, complete with a unique Stock attachment that allows an operator to wield the weapon like a chainsaw. As players are re-introduced to the malice of Leatherface, a clue as to what happened to the notorious murderer may even appear to those with a keen eye.

This bundle also includes the “Anybody Home?” melee blueprint that turns this Secondary into a one-handed hammer (with a bone-breaker on one side, and a meat tenderizer on the other side, commonly used in your local slaughterhouse), which some hitchhikers claim is “the better way” of slaughtering cattle, as well as an SMG blueprint weapon, a vehicle horn, and five additional Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed items.

SOURCE: Call of Duty

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