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It is a rage inducing game. The skill based matchmaking just hits me hard. I swear I am at the lower end of some high level tier and getting crushed every match.

The real issue is I unlock a gun and try it. I just got the Scar which is supposed to be good (until I get the AK). With no attachments though it is just off enough to make it so that I get crushed in every gunfight. The difference in the attachments isn't that much, but with SBMM every player is right on my level or higher so it ends up making it hard.
 

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It is a rage inducing game. The skill based matchmaking just hits me hard. I swear I am at the lower end of some high level tier and getting crushed every match.

The real issue is I unlock a gun and try it. I just got the Scar which is supposed to be good (until I get the AK). With no attachments though it is just off enough to make it so that I get crushed in every gunfight. The difference in the attachments isn't that much, but with SBMM every player is right on my level or higher so it ends up making it hard.
Well, when you start leveling a new gun, you're gonna get rolled. It's best to stick with what gun works that you leveled to the gills, and then when the one gun you want is unlocked, level that one to the gills.
 

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Well, when you start leveling a new gun, you're gonna get rolled. It's best to stick with what gun works that you leveled to the gills, and then when the one gun you want is unlocked, level that one to the gills.
Yeah. Ive been trying to unlock a cool looking operator, but I need 500 lmg kills... Not fun...
 

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The PKM is a good LMG once you get a few attachments for it. Just try and not reload ever. Quicker to die than to reload :)
 
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Just a PSA that it looks like the latest patch broke all XP progress (I haven't tested but it has been reported all over). Hopefully they can release a quick hotfix or something, but be aware that if you play you may not get any progress.
 

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Just a PSA that it looks like the latest patch broke all XP progress (I haven't tested but it has been reported all over). Hopefully they can release a quick hotfix or something, but be aware that if you play you may not get any progress.
leveling up, gun level, challenges, which one?
 

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leveling up, gun level, challenges, which one?
According to reddit, all of them. It might not hit everyone though. It is always hard to tell on Reddit as so many people just make stuff up but this seems to be a consistent issue.

It might be worth trying, as supposedly it isn't hitting everyone. Just keep an eye on progress. I haven't tried it, spent time finishing up the campaign.
 
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I was leveling up fine last night kept unlocking stuff after matches.

This has to be the hardest COD MP ever. I’ve never struggled in a COD like this I can’t do well consistently. I just don’t get it why I struggle sometimes. I think maybe it’s the maps. Just so many places to go, places to hide, and windows to shoot from. We were getting spawned killed a lot last night too before you could even move.
 

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I was leveling up fine last night kept unlocking stuff after matches.

This has to be the hardest COD MP ever. I’ve never struggled in a COD like this I can’t do well consistently. I just don’t get it why I struggle sometimes. I think maybe it’s the maps. Just so many places to go, places to hide, and windows to shoot from. We were getting spawned killed a lot last night too before you could even move.
I'm wondering if this is another fake gamer rage story. Unfortunately gamers love to do this lately.

This game is "harder" because the skill based matchmaking is very, very strong. You have a couple good games and you're instantly put into a higher tier of players. Instead of improving, you just run into tougher opponents.

You're always up against people at least as good as you. Normally I can pull a 1.5 k/d if I put some time into it, but this system forces you to 1.

I'm not against SBMM systems in general but this system is particularly harsh. Normally in a week we'd run into brand new players who just got the game and we'd stomp them, but the system will never put us with them.

The problem is that there's a hidden skill ranking that nobody can see, so you end up with a 1.0 k/d and no idea if you are good or not.
 

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I'm wondering if this is another fake gamer rage story. Unfortunately gamers love to do this lately.

This game is "harder" because the skill based matchmaking is very, very strong. You have a couple good games and you're instantly put into a higher tier of players. Instead of improving, you just run into tougher opponents.

You're always up against people at least as good as you. Normally I can pull a 1.5 k/d if I put some time into it, but this system forces you to 1.

I'm not against SBMM systems in general but this system is particularly harsh. Normally in a week we'd run into brand new players who just got the game and we'd stomp them, but the system will never put us with them.

The problem is that there's a hidden skill ranking that nobody can see, so you end up with a 1.0 k/d and no idea if you are good or not.
This kinda makes sense. Seems like we’re always going against good teams. Past COD’s we would see a lot of normal to weaker teams with maybe one really good player.
 

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Last weekend I changed up my attachments and learned the better routes to go and defend from. I’ve been playing a lot better in regular and hardcore. I’m using Kilo and FR for regular and MP5 and FR for hardcore.

Gunfight is also so much damn fun! Had a 12-0 match last night FTW.
 
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The Kilo is really good since the M4 got nerfed (although that's still strong too). I want to try out the Aug, I hear it is a beast since the buff.

My problem is I bounce around guns too often, so I have a bunch of mid level guns but nothing really fully spec'd out.

My big gripe on the game is some of the bad maps. I only have time for a few rounds, and it sucks to have those wasted on Piccadilly and the Cave map. Going 7-5 and hitting the time limit in a creep fest gets old in a hurry.

They are bringing back Vacant, Crash and Shipment from COD4 (I think it was 4) so that should help.

Skill based matchmaking still hits me really hard. I always seem to be matched against teams of people level 100+ while I always have at least one lowbie on my team. Not that level means everything, but someone who plays enough to be 155 is probably good.

I'm still a lifetime negative k/d and win loss playing TDM. A .97 kill/death is kind of embarrassing, but I can't improve as it just puts me in tougher and tougher games.
 

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The Kilo is really good since the M4 got nerfed (although that's still strong too). I want to try out the Aug, I hear it is a beast since the buff.

My problem is I bounce around guns too often, so I have a bunch of mid level guns but nothing really fully spec'd out.

My big gripe on the game is some of the bad maps. I only have time for a few rounds, and it sucks to have those wasted on Piccadilly and the Cave map. Going 7-5 and hitting the time limit in a creep fest gets old in a hurry.

They are bringing back Vacant, Crash and Shipment from COD4 (I think it was 4) so that should help.

Skill based matchmaking still hits me really hard. I always seem to be matched against teams of people level 100+ while I always have at least one lowbie on my team. Not that level means everything, but someone who plays enough to be 155 is probably good.

I'm still a lifetime negative k/d and win loss playing TDM. A .97 kill/death is kind of embarrassing, but I can't improve as it just puts me in tougher and tougher games.
Niiiice on the COD4 maps that’ll be fun. My favorite map on here is Kill House. You can run and gun more, it feels like older COD maps.

Got my KD back up around 1.30 and my win/loss is around a 1.60 if I remember right.
 

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Niiiice on the COD4 maps that’ll be fun. My favorite map on here is Kill House. You can run and gun more, it feels like older COD maps.

Got my KD back up around 1.30 and my win/loss is around a 1.60 if I remember right.
Do you run with crossplay on or off? I leave it on and I'm wondering if I should turn it off. I only ever see controller players (no mouse) and mostly just PS4 other than Xbox so it shouldn't be a big deal, but it feels like everyone is a pro gamer in my lobby.
 

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Do you run with crossplay on or off? I leave it on and I'm wondering if I should turn it off. I only ever see controller players (no mouse) and mostly just PS4 other than Xbox so it shouldn't be a big deal, but it feels like everyone is a pro gamer in my lobby.
I play cross play and did with a friend that was on a PS4 yesterday while I was on Xbox. Cross play is SO awesome. I wouldn't have been able to play with him otherwise, unless I bought a PS4 version as well.
 

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Do you run with crossplay on or off? I leave it on and I'm wondering if I should turn it off. I only ever see controller players (no mouse) and mostly just PS4 other than Xbox so it shouldn't be a big deal, but it feels like everyone is a pro gamer in my lobby.
I play cross play enabled.
 

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Finally got the AK. Double XP weekend is great here for the holiday! I can finally get some playtime in and level up some gear.

I think I figured out why the skill based matchmaking is hurting me so much. I always carry the PLA launcher and I always shoot down UAVs, personal radars, etc. It is easy of course, just lock on and shoot. My best guess is that this throws my score per minute way out of whack since I'm basically getting "kills".

This is the only reason I can see why I end up in these impossible lobbies. I hate not shooting down streaks though as it helps the team, especially as some people still don't run ghost.
 

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Just got the MP7 unlocked too. No wonder I lose all close up fights. That gun is really strong in the right situation. Just went 20-7 on Shoot House with it.

I just wish there were more run and gun maps to use it.
 

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Playing alone feels so much better netcode wise than partying up. Game takes a giant duke whenever I party up. Forever alone with this COD it appears.
 

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I’ve been enjoying this Double XP. Spawns are so trash though it gets ridiculous sometimes. For some reason I keep going against 100+ level people even though I’m in the 60’s. One match every one was over 150 level and it became kill streak city.
 

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I've been using the double xp to level guns so I don't have die so much, lol. Having blast with the game. It's nice to consistently go positive on the kdr...
 

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Double XP has been great. Finally getting some guns leveled up. I'm having a love/hate with the AK. It seems to strong, but it is easy to miss shots with the recoil. It is good as a risk/reward gun. I've been mostly sticking to the Kilo on most maps.

For me this has easily been the best netcode in a COD game. Of course I am 100% solo so that helps. I have had minimal issues. Every once in awhile I'll see someone warp around or get a few extra hit markers, but nothing out of the ordinary. No game is ever perfect.

I'm still stuck at .97 k/d, and I mostly play tdm so it does matter. I cannot improve and can not consistently go positive. I have to find a screenshot where I got paired with a single digit level person against a 4 man fireteam of 155s. I mean come on... someone single digit level literally just bought the game.

Any COD game I've ever put some time into I manage to get close to 1.5 but I cannot budge on this game. Not a hundredth of a point. Super frustrating. I try sitting back, I try rushing, nothing changes. I still play other shooters and it isn't like my skills have declined in any other game.

I'm hoping new maps help. I am almost to the point where I quit on certain maps. Piccadilly is just bad and Azhir Cave is just a boring camp fest.
 
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Double XP has been great. Finally getting some guns leveled up. I'm having a love/hate with the AK. It seems to strong, but it is easy to miss shots with the recoil. It is good as a risk/reward gun. I've been mostly sticking to the Kilo on most maps.

For me this has easily been the best netcode in a COD game. Of course I am 100% solo so that helps. I have had minimal issues. Every once in awhile I'll see someone warp around or get a few extra hit markers, but nothing out of the ordinary. No game is ever perfect.

I'm still stuck at .97 k/d, and I mostly play tdm so it does matter. I cannot improve and can not consistently go positive. I have to find a screenshot where I got paired with a single digit level person against a 4 man fireteam of 155s. I mean come on... someone single digit level literally just bought the game.

Any COD game I've ever put some time into I manage to get close to 1.5 but I cannot budge on this game. Not a hundredth of a point. Super frustrating. I try sitting back, I try rushing, nothing changes. I still play other shooters and it isn't like my skills have declined in any other game.

I'm hoping new maps help. I am almost to the point where I quit on certain maps. Piccadilly is just bad and Azhir Cave is just a boring camp fest.
Azhir Cave ad Shoot House suck.
 

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I forgot how bad of a map Crash is. Totally wide open and a camper fest. I was thinking it was one of the smaller COD4 maps but this one is all snipers.
 
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I spent a little more time with the map and it is ok. I just had to remember all the no-go spots on there. There's a bunch of sniper lanes, but once I remembered where not to go (or to sprint and slide) it was better. All along I was thinking of some other COD4 map that was similar but not quite the same. After a few rounds I remembered the proper rushing lanes. Still not my favorite map, but not terrible.

Also I was having a terrible night with hit detection, but then I saw that my Xbox was downloading some massive patch to some game I got off Game Pass and never even played (1st world problems) :txbsmile: It was actually good to see that my connection had issues when I made it laggy. In the past, lag comp would actually give advantage to people with worse connections. I was getting 3-4 hit markers on the Fal and not getting kills.
 

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Dedicated servers my ass. Last night in regular we played Crash 24/7. Matches would be normal could do well then every few matches we would go against a “god like” player. No matter what gun we used they would be tough to take out just hit marker city, but they would cruise around the map murdering everyone in far less hits. One went 50 kills.

This is why I’ve been enjoying Hardcore more. None of that BS.
 

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Dedicated servers my ass. Last night in regular we played Crash 24/7. Matches would be normal could do well then every few matches we would go against a “god like” player. No matter what gun we used they would be tough to take out just hit marker city, but they would cruise around the map murdering everyone in far less hits. One went 50 kills.

This is why I’ve been enjoying Hardcore more. None of that BS.
lol I didn't realize that was you playing with AtomBom last night. Yea first time playing Hardcore for me and it felt so much better. Regular games are like 90% shoot first die first with that one game that you've got host in. Other games sometimes for maybe a 5-6 kill run I'm unstoppable then it goes back to normal. Hardcore showed me I don't have old man reflexes and it's just the netcode being complete ass. Still have some potato aim once in a while but reflexes still good in those close quarters 1v1.

Also you left at a good time. Two matches after you left the other team was camp city on one of the hardcore dom matches. Just window sniping or head glitching corners. So boring.
 
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Dedicated servers my ass. Last night in regular we played Crash 24/7. Matches would be normal could do well then every few matches we would go against a “god like” player. No matter what gun we used they would be tough to take out just hit marker city, but they would cruise around the map murdering everyone in far less hits. One went 50 kills.

This is why I’ve been enjoying Hardcore more. None of that BS.
Make sure your console isn't downloading patches. Xbox especially loves to sit on all day while I am at work and download nothing. The minute I get home and fire it up, suddenly now is the time to patch games I haven't ever played. Happened to me the other night. I went 2-20 at one point and was flustered. My gun simply didn't do damage. I quit out and see that my Xbox was downloading a ton of patches. Leaving my Xbox in standby all day seems to do nothing. Of course with Game pass and other free games, I download a ton of stuff and never play it.