A leak related to next year’s supposed release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 might make multiplayer enthusiasts upset. According to the leak, the next addition to the rebooted Modern Warfare trilogy will be including skill-based matchmaking. While that’s not confirmed yet, it would be a controversial addition for fans who prefer the multiplayer.
Skill-based matchmaking is exactly what it sounds like, where players in the multiplayer of the game are grouped together based on their level of skill. Therefore, low-level players are matched with low-level players and high-level players are matched with high-level players. This type of matchmaking is often unpopular with players due to the added intensity it adds in matches.
Normally this wouldn’t be such an issue, especially if players are really playing to show off their skills, but to others, being placed with players of a similar skill level often makes even casual matches feel like you’re in ranked play, rather than playing with players of a variety of skill levels.
If Modern Warfare 2 does in fact include skill-based matchmaking, it’s more than likely in the interest of fairness. While highly skilled players may have fun mowing down people who are brand new to shooters, it’s not as fun to be on the receiving end, being killed over and over. Skill-based matchmaking aims to fix that.
The game hasn’t even been officially revealed yet (Call of Duty: Vanguard, currently in development from Sledgehammer Games, is the next Call of Duty game to come out, releasing November 5), so we can’t be entirely sure of whether or not skill-based matchmaking will be in Modern Warfare 2, but it’s at least a safe bet to guess that it will be.
Either way, while skill-based matchmaking is guaranteed to be in Modern Warfare 2, hopefully that won’t stop many people from enjoying the game just as much as they did the first rebooted Modern Warfare game. In the meantime, Call of Duty Vanguard will come out November 5 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X, Playstation 5, and PC.