Does Modern Warfare 2 have SBMM? It is the question we ask every year and it’s back again generating yet more discussion.
If you have been dominating with some of the best Modern Warfare 2 guns, you may feel like the difficulty is scaling up as you progress through the ranks – and there’s a good reason for that. Here’s everything we know about Modern Warfare 2 SBMM.
Does Modern Warfare 2 have SBMM?
Yes, Modern Warfare 2 does have SBMM (skill-based matchmaking), although Activision and Infinity Ward have never commented on the feature explicitly. They haven’t with other Call of Duty games either.
As you play, you will notice skill-based matchmaking’s influence on your matches in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, with your performance determining who you come up against. The better you are and the better you perform, the stronger opponents, who are better at the game will appear in your lobbies.
Therefore, you can expect your initial games to be a lot easier than your later ones while playing.
SBMM has been a hot topic in Call of Duty for years and it is generally not a feature players enjoy as it means that earning long killstreaks, getting nukes, and being able to relax and enjoy playing is a lot harder, as you are almost always facing opponents at the same skill level as you.
But, with Activision or any of the developers never mentioning it, it seems likely that Modern Warfare 2 SBMM will stay and remain in the game throughout its lifecycle. While you will have to deal with that, Infinity Ward has also continued the tradition of limiting how you can see your KD ratio in Modern Warfare 2, meaning tracking your stats as you play is a lot harder for another two years.