Data collected by Call of Duty: Warzone player Quaisy suggests that streamers get lobbies more easily, and Quaisy believes Activision is doing this on purpose.
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A worried Call of Duty: Warzone player believes Activision is putting key streamers on the whitelist to make it easier for them. YouTuber Quaisy compiled data from some of the biggest War zone streamers and noted that many of them experienced far more matches with below-average opponent-death / mortality rates than non-streamers, regardless of the individual streamer or non-streamer’s own KD. Although the idea of Activision on the whitelist of streamers is nothing but a theory, it appears from the data that certain streamers tend to lobby much more easily than regular players.
Perhaps the most popular Battle Royale’s most famous balance issue is the many cheaters: War zone has been plagued by fraudsters for months, which makes many wonder why Activision did not act on it. Developer Raven Software plans to introduce new anti-cheat system War zone around the time Call of Duty: Vanguard is launched in November, but the scam started long before the time, and other games’ anti-cheat systems are missing. According to Quaisy’s data, there could also be problems War zoneThe balance is not caused by external forces.
After posting it on a Reddit thread that was later removed by moderators, Quaisy uploaded a video (via Dexter) a spreadsheet with data from the last 64 matches of 33 different players, from the biggest War zone streamers for random players and smaller content creators. Some feel Call of DutyThe skill-based matchmaking is incredibly inconsistent, and Quaisy’s data suggests it favors streamers like Aydan, Tfue, and JackFrags. Many of these streamers have extremely high KDRs, but are regularly placed in lobbies where the average player’s KD was less than 1.0, which means their lobbies are an easy match.
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According to the data, Quaisy has one of the lowest KDRs of the respondents, but he is in some of the most difficult lobbies compared to the other, more skilled players. Quaisy assumes that the streamers are deliberately doing nothing to get this lobby; Instead, Quaisy suggests, Activision could possibly whitelist their accounts for easier lobbies to help promote War zone. After all, the game looks more enjoyable than popular, visible streamers often perform well.
War zone Streamer Aydan set a major record for murder earlier this year, scoring 162 as a team in a match, a record that will probably never be broken. Although the specific match is not likely to be set out in the spreadsheet, Quaisy’s data suggest that a majority of Aydan’s matches are in a lobby with an average KD of less than 1.1 – the average lobby CD of all the matches interviewed. Additional, anecdotal video evidence provided by Quaisy appears to indicate that some of the players facing streamers are not close to their skill level.
These are nothing more than theories and assertions, but the data does suggest that certain content creators may get an abnormal amount of easy lobbying. There’s no idea if it’s actually Activision pulling the strings, but that seems to be more than luck, given the average difficulty level of random, regular players interviewed. Maybe the new system comes against cheat War zone will also shake up the way matchmaking works, although it will only take effect in early November.
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Source: Quaisy (via Dexerto)
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