Will Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2022) Have Skill-based Matchmaking?

The topic of skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) is often discussed within the Call of Duty community, with many wanting it to be toned down or removed altogether to create a more casual experience for players of all skill levels. SBMM has featured in Black Ops Cold War and will feature in Call of Duty Vanguard, splitting the opinions of the community once again.

Even though there are several months until the launch of COD 2022, rumoured to be Modern Warfare 2, leaks on the game are already beginning to emerge. Along with information on weapons and multiplayer maps, information on whether Modern Warfare 2 (2022) will feature SBMM has also appeared. With that said, will it feature SBMM?

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Will Modern Warfare 2 2022 Have SBMM?

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Information on Modern Warfare 2's SBMM comes from leaker @RalphsValve, who has already uncovered a wealth of information surrounding the next instalment of the Modern Warfare series. Players that want to get rid of SBMM in Call of Duty better look away now, as Modern Warfare 2 will use the matchmaking feature in its multiplayer.

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Alongside SBMM, the leaker claims that there are plans to add pools of bots into certain lobbies, making some multiplayer matches PvPvE (Player v Player v Environment). The new system will reportedly enable the game to prevent smurf accounts from accessing lower-level lobbies, guaranteeing a competitive match on every occasion.

As this is a leak, it should be taken with a pinch of salt but considering that most Call of Duty titles feature some kind of SBMM, it's likely that it will be featured in Modern Warfare 2.

For more Modern Warfare 2 (2022) news, check out our dedicated hub featuring the latest leaks, and information surrounding Infinity Ward's next title.