A new community-made website has given players the ability to see their skill ranking for Warzone games.
Skill-based matchmaking or SBMM in Call of Duty is an algorithm that runs when you search for games in Warzone. This places you against other players of similar skill. Many players will never notice the existence of this system. However, many top players are confused about where they rank when compared against the rest of the world.
Since Warzone doesn’t have skill ratings available for players to view themselves, many players are left to merely guess where they appear on the skill totem poll. That is, until now, thanks to a brand new website called “SBMM Warzone.”
The website is similar to COD Tracker, where it tracks your Warzone games and stats. However, it has a neat feature where it shows the skill bracket of the games you appear in.
As you can see from the sample screenshot above, the difficulty of the lobby is considered “Diamond 2,” one level under the hardest difficulty, Diamond 1.
The website, SBMM Warzone, takes the average K/D ratios of the lobby you are currently in and rates it against a database of over 1 million other games. The difficulty rating is calculated by comparing your games to the database.
If you’re curious about the ranks of your games, you can hop over to the site and enter your Activision ID, Xbox/PlayStation Tag, or Battle.Net tag. You’ll be able to see the ranks of your most recent games. Some may differ in ranks due to the matchmaking system constantly adapting to your performance.
For top-level players, you may notice a slight variation in games (Diamond/Gold, occasionally Silver), due to matchmaking prioritizing getting players into games quickly. There aren’t enough top-level players to consistently fill a 150 player lobby with a short wait time, so it may occasionally give out more mixed games.
Here are 4 of my last matches, still not sure how it determined Bronze, then silver, then bronze, then silver…but apparently my skill is lower than I thought…