If you’re new to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Warzone, you may be confused by some of the terms thrown around by players. Many of them are abbreviations, and SPM is one of the most common. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering what SPM stands for. Don’t worry, it’s actually quite simple.
COD: Modern Warfare Warzone | What is SPM?
SPM in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone typically stands for Score Per Minute. Checking SPM is good a way to determine a player’s relative performance in any given game mode. Though it’s far less common, some players also use SPM to refer to Score Per Match.
Both Modern Warfare and Warzone have loads of different statistics to track player performance. Many players tend to focus on their KD, or kill-death ratio, but that number doesn’t paint a clear picture of actual skill. Score-per-minute is typically preferred because it represents performance in relation to objectives over a given period of time — in this case, 60 seconds.
There are a number of things that influence your score-per-minute. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, SPM relates to completing objectives, taking out enemies, capturing territories, and more. It all really depends on which game mode you’re playing. By and large, however, playing smart and completing objectives will raise your score per minute. And, obviously, the faster you complete objectives, the better.
At this point you may be wondering what a good score-per-minute might be. As luck would have it, there are several different ways for you to track your own stats. The Warzone Stat Tracker website is perfect for this. However, don’t be surprised when you find that the game’s top players have very high SPM stats, often at or above 500 and sometimes nearing 1,000.
SPM in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone is your score per minute. Quickly completing match objectives will cause it to go up, while dallying around will cause it to go down. Along with your kill-death ratio, it’s one of the most common ways to compare individual player performances.