Call of Duty: Warzone ‘Bot Lobby Glitch’ reportedly bypasses skill-based matchmaking

Call of Duty: Warzone players are reportedly bypassing the game’s skill-based matchmaking to find “bot lobbies” that are filled with lower-than-average Kill/Death ratio players. The ability to find lobbies like this allows better-than-average players the opportunity to prey on less skillful and less experienced users for big kill games. This not only leads to a negative experience for newcomers, but it can also have a damaging impact on tournament results.

What are “bot lobbies” in Call of Duty: Warzone?

How to get into bot lobbies in Call of Duty Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone bot lobbies are lobbies made up of players with a lower-than-average performance record.

Players who perform worse than average are sometimes referred to as “bots” by the community, which is a reference to battle royale games that use A.I. bots to allows new players easier wins during initial rounds. Games like PUBG and Fortnite do this.

How to get into bot lobbies in Call of Duty: Warzone 

How to get into bot lobbies in Call of Duty Warzone

To get into bot lobbies in Call of Duty: Warzone, players can:

  • Make a new account with fresh stats.
    • Known as a “smurf account,” making a new account allows players to matchmake against other new players. As a free-to-play game, this is easy to do with Call of Duty: Warzone. However, this action is frowned upon.
  • Use specialized routers to find matches in certain areas.
    • Certain gaming-focused routers can target specific areas for matchmaking. Players can force the game to only find players in a single state, for example.

YouTube creator Drift0r claims that there is another way to find lobbies with lower-than-average K/Ds. However, he has not publicly provided the exact method as he does not wish to make it a widespread issue and ruin the game for everyone. He has, however, given publisher Activision the information.

For those thinking bot lobbies are bad, the recently fixed invisibility glitch was arguably worse. Players were able to turn invisible in Warzone, which obviously provided a huge advantage over other players.

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