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TimTheTatman says skill-based matchmaking ruins Modern Warfare 2

Youtube streamer Timothy “TimTheTatman” John Betar said in his October 23 video that he would not stream Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer.

Tim said the skill-based matchmaking (SBMM) in MW2 and other multiplayer games ruined his experience with the genre.

SBMM groups players with similar skill levels in multiplayer lobbies to make matches more balanced. Some skilled players despise the system for making casual sessions seem more competitive than they should be.

“I will probably stream MW2 for a day. I can’t stream multiplayer. If I’m not enjoying what I’m doing it, then I can’t stream it. The only reason I play is for the camos,” he said.

Tim said SBMM was “killing video games as a whole.” He claimed he constantly played “against gigasweats with no rating.” The streamer insisted that “the original Modern Warfare 2 with no SBMM was peak CoD public matches.”

According to him, SBMM should be available only in Ranked Play, and players of all skill levels should be able to compete in public matches.

“I just don’t have fun playing Quick Play in Modern Warfare,” said Tim. “The only reason I play is for the camos. I’m not going to stream something I don’t have fun playing.”

It was not the first time Tim expressed his frustrations with SBMM. Previously, while playing the Invasion Ground War mode, he said, “It’s unfortunate, but this is the most fun I’m having because there’s no SBMM, SBMM needs to go away.”

Tim’s streaming career began after he became obsessed with playing FPS games like Counter-Strike, Overwatch and Fortnite.

Tim has spent the majority of his career playing Battle Royales and has said that it is what he enjoys streaming the most. He prefers battle royales over multiplayer FPS because, in his opinion, the lobbies are unfair, resulting in a disappointing experience.

Other streamers echo Tim’s opinion

Despite the fact that MW2 will not launch until October 28, 2022, fans had a quick glimpse at what to anticipate during the game’s Open Beta. Tim’s opinion on the game is shared by other leading streamers and CoD professional players.

Dr Disrespect, another famous streamer, said he had had enough of the game’s SBMM. The Doc did, however, have a lot of positive things to say about the game.

“I think the game feels really good, it looks good, I like the direction they’re going with some of these weapon attachments and the way they’re handling the weapons,” he said.

Dr Disrespect predicted that players would abandon MW2’s Multiplayer after its release.

“I think people are kind of over multiplayer games, number one unless they get rid of SBMM. But, if they don’t get rid of it, it’s three weeks tops,” he continued.

Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, a YouTube streamer and former CoD esports caster, also slammed the MW2’s SBMM in September. According to CouRage, most of the streams he watched during the MW2 Beta were full of lobbies with a 0.9-1.1 K/D, with players complaining about how their games were frustrating due to the system.