Black Ops Cold War's multiplayer is live across five different platforms and players around the world
Call of Duty's latest multiplayer has been well received, for the most part, other than the skill-based matchmaking.
This hot topic in the Call of Duty world is causing mayhem for a lot of egos in the community and if you've found your way to this article, you may be one of them!
Jokes aside, it can be a bit of a buzzkill after a hard day when you just want to unwind with some COD.
Here are some tips to get you more relaxed lobbies and combat skill-based matchmaking.
How To Turn Off Skill Based Matchmaking In Black Ops Cold War
While you can not actually turn off skill-based matchmaking, there are some things you can do to get easier games.
Turn Crossplay Off
Turning off crossplay will match you with players on your own system, meaning everyone is on an even playing field.
You won't find yourself playing against keyboard and mouse players who are snapping on to you from across the map!
Join Your Teammates Games
One crafty idea is to join the games of those in your lobby that have low K/D ratios.
If SBMM is working properly, they should get easier lobbies as a result in their next game
Equally, you can have your friends who aren't as skilful host to get easier lobbies.
Have A Low K/D
Skill-based matchmaking is, more than likely, determined by your personal stats such as your K/D or EKIA.
If you have a low K/D you're going to match against those who also have a low K/D.
Have A Low W/L Record
Similar to the above suggestion, if you have a low W/L record you're likely to pair with others who have a low W/L record.
If you're just starting out, you may have very high records due to a lack of games, give it some time and they will even out.
Play Less Sweaty
It's also rumoured that your SBMM is influenced by the way you play.
While it can't be confirmed, some movements and tactics can influence who you are paired with.
Jumping around, drop shotting are all perceived as high SBMM tactics.
Whereas sitting still and ADSing for long periods of time are considered low SBMM tactics
Play Fireteam: Dirty Bomb
If you're still struggling for a good time, try the new game mode Fireteam: Dirty Bomb.
This is the only mode in multiplayer that doesn't match off of skill or any stats.
You'll get a nice mix of players who may be better or worse than yourself.