Nadeshot demands Warzone Ranked Playlist. Shroud responds.


Nadeshot demands Warzone Ranked Playlist. Shroud responds
  • Popular player Nadeshot thinks that Call of Duty Warzone should have a Ranked gameplay list instead of SBMM. Is he right?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare’s number one problem was SBMM. This was implemented with this year and players were not happy with it. It worked extremely aggressive and everyone knew about it. The idea was simple, players will face players around their own skill level. However, this meant if you’re very good at the game you’ll be matching up with other good players, and for the hardcore fans of the game, their K/D and their gameplay experience will suffer as a result. This carried into the Warzone as well. When we’re taking a look at Warzone, there are 30 million players, and ex-Call of Duty pro, Nadeshot, believes that ranked should come instead of SBMM.

Will there be a Warzone Rank System?

According to Nadeshot, Call of Duty Warzone should implement Ranked gameplay, and he explained this with a series of Tweets. He stated ” I’ll never understand why Call of Duty goes through all of the trouble to implement skill-based matchmaking but won’t add a ranking system. If you’re going to match me up against better players, why can’t I have a rank to be proud of and work towards?”. Of course, there was no response from the Call of Duty officials since they defended the SBMM to their core and for a while, they act like SBMM issues do not exist.

We do know that SBMM existed because players made tests on it. Especially in multiplayer playing, 5 games with amazing K/D’s would guarantee 5 hard matches in order for you not to stomp on less-skilled players. This changed the game and players do not even know if they are getting better at the game or not. Because they are facing the same skill level players all the time. SBMM takes into account many things and you can face the same opponents several times during 10 matches because the pool of players are very strict.

Shroud Shares his Thoughts

Shroud, ex-professional CS:GO player and full-time streamer shared his thoughts on the matter. Shroud is one of the most popular streamers in the world and has plenty of experience with ranking systems since he played on esports teams in the past. Here is what he had to say:

Basically, because of the dynamics of a battle royale game, there isn’t much in your control to start with. Since items are randomized and weapons are never in the same place you never know what you’ll start off with, or how far in the game you will go. You could argue about regular online public matches, but there’s more control at the start of the game and everyone is on level playing grounds. You start off with the class you created, and most likely your opponent has a similar class with the same upgrades. In Battle royale games, that’s not the case and everyone will have a different start. Some will land in an area with better weapons, armor, and inventory.

A rank system in Warzone would be a true indicator of someone’s skill as there’s a lot more chance and luck involved in the calculations. Although there are some exceptions, of course, it boils down to randomization and based on that the ranking system would be flawed.


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