Age-Based Matchmaking in Call of Duty: A False Alarm Gone Viral

The Call of Duty community has been abuzz with rumors of a new matchmaking system: age-based matchmaking (ABMM). But fear not, young soldiers and seasoned veterans alike, because this chatter is nothing but a cleverly crafted hoax.

Age-Based Matchmaking in Call of Duty: A False Alarm Gone Viral

Remember the good old days of Modern Warfare 2, where lobbies were a mix of all skill levels? Some games you’d dominate, others you’d get trounced. That was the beauty of the pre-SBMM era. However, the times have changed, and the current matchmaking system, skill-based matchmaking (SBMM), tries to ensure you face opponents of similar skill.

So, what’s this ABMM business all about? The rumor alleges that Call of Duty would be divided into three age-based brackets: teens (13-17), adults (18-25), and seniors (25+). Apparently, this info spread like wildfire on TikTok, fueled by an “official” announcement video. But here’s the catch: the video mentions February 30th, a date that doesn’t even exist. Clever, right?

Call of Duty Age-Based Matchmaking
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The good news is, it’s all a joke. ABMM is not a real thing, and never will be. The developers have confirmed that SBMM remains the only matchmaking system in place. So, you can put down your pitchforks and laser rifles, and rest assured that your Call of Duty experience won’t be segregated by age.

This hoax serves as a reminder to be cautious about online information, especially when it comes to video games. Always double-check sources and look for inconsistencies before believing everything you read. Remember, a healthy dose of skepticism goes a long way in the digital age.

Now, go forth and dominate those lobbies, regardless of your age group! Just remember, keep it clean and have fun.