Treyarch Rubbishes Claims Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Update Introduced Skill Based Matchmaking

December 21, 2015Written by Michael Briers

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On the heels of the shooter’s most recent update, developer Treyarch has been accused of quietly implementing skill based matchmaking (SBMM) into Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, a feature that caused controversy when it was introduced in last year’s Advanced Warfare. 

However, in light of these claims, Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar took to Twitter to allay fears that the introduction of SBMM flew under the radar. 

First up, Vonderhaar stressed that “connection is king” in the eyes of Treyarch, though he did go on to acknowledge that Black Ops 3‘s matchmaking system was tweaked.

In related news, Awakening is the shooter’s first of four DLC packs, and it’s headed to PlayStation platforms first in early February

[Source: Twitter]