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“Surprise Surprise” – Apex Legends technical director announces big changes to SBMM and leaves fans excited

Most online FPS games have a very competitive player base. The Glory Matches can get very intense at times. For this reason, regulation of skill gaps is an essential aspect of online lobbies. Modern games like Apex Legends have addressed this issue with the SBMM or Skill Based Match Making system.

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Apex Legends is a Free-to-Play Battle Royale Hero Shooter Game that is developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. The game is a worldwide phenomenon in the multiplayer FPS scene. Gaining millions of active players every month, the developers had to implement a mechanic to ensure the games were fair.

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The team behind Apex Legends had developed an SBMM system that helped match players of the same skill level. The mechanism used an advanced algorithm to track players’ past performances and match them with a suitable team. But unfortunately, for all its innovation, the system had some glaring flaws.

Developers confirm that Apex Legends SBMM will turn into something “surprising”.

Currently, the Apex Legends SBMM focuses on the “highest rated” player in each faction to determine skill rating. But this system caused big problems in the lobbies. By focusing on a single player, the skill gap between the other players in the roster caused some unfair matchups.

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But with a recent announcement, a member of the dev team has indicated that this issue will be fixed by the end of the year. On November 22, 2022, FaZe Snip3down, complained about Apex’s rigged SBMM. He wroteFor the first time in a long while, Apex put me in such a bad mood today. Constant cheaters I’ve been matching for days, pubs with 3 teams in five minutes, ranked matches either 6 teams, zone 1 or instant 3rd, or pubs with my wife vs pred players. Good stuff.

In response to the pro’s complaint, one of the members of the Apex development team said: Samy Duc teased that the problem wouldn’t last long. He wroteSBMM will change, right now it’s based on the highest player in the group and will most likely mutate into something else around mid-December/New Year’s (surprise surprise). We will be communicating more about this in the new year but I hope it will make it possible to work for you and your wife.”

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