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Is there Call of Duty: Warzone skill-based matchmaking?

As Call of Duty: Warzone is finally here, we thought we’d answer the question that’s on everybody’s mind right now: “Is there Call of Duty: Warzone skill-based matchmaking?” In this guide, we’ll answer this very question as best we can. Read on to discover how matchmaking supposedly works in the newly-released free-to-play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale game, Warzone.

Is There Call of Duty: Warzone Skill-Based Matchmaking?

Warzone skill-based matchmaking

When it comes to online gaming, the way matchmaking works is a question of serious debate. Is an online game better or worse for using skill-based matchmaking? We think for a free-to-play game such as Call of Duty: Warzone, not employing skill-based matchmaking could help eliminate the problem of smurfs (higher skilled players making new accounts to troll new players). Thankfully, it appears as though there isn’t Call of Duty: Warzone skill-based matchmaking, or, at least, your skill level shouldn’t come into consideration too much when playing.

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Thanks to a Twitter exchange involving charlieINTEL, we know that skill-based matchmaking is taking a back seat in Warzone. Answering whether or not the battle royale game will feature skill-based matchmaking, charlieINTEL explained that Infinity Ward is using Ping and connection as the “number one factor in matchmaking.” Hopefully, you should be getting placed in Warzone games alongside players with similar levels of connection speed and ping, rather than skill.

Unfortunately, ping and connection being the “number one factor in matchmaking” doesn’t mean that there will be no skill-based matchmaking in play. This means that your skill level might be in some kind of consideration when it comes to matchmaking. It just won’t be anywhere near as important as your ping or connection. Do be aware, however, that things can change. Your skill level could be more important to matchmaking later on down the road in Warzone.