What is reverse boosting in Warzone?

Joseph Pascoulis
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Call of Duty: Warzone has been known for having skill-based matchmaking to place players in equally skilled lobbies, and some players try to confuse this system by reverse boosting, which many consider a negative action.

Call of Duty: Warzone has just received its Season 5 Reloaded update, introducing various buffs and nerfs to shift the meta and keep the game exciting.

For those experienced players, perhaps these changes no longer entice your interest, but rather the skill-based matchmaking and constant sweaty lobbies are what’s putting you down.

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These more difficult lobbies have led many players to utilize Warzone reverse boosting to try and get into games with lesser-skilled players.

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For those that don’t know, Call of Duty: Warzone features skill-based matchmaking, a system put in place by the developers to match equally skilled players with each other instead of lobbies being filled with differing skill levels.

The system has been an important topic of controversy in the Call of Duty community, as many players believe it creates too competitive of an environment in casual playlists.

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Others believe that it is healthy for games, as it allows players to play against others equal in skill and avoids them being matched against players who are higher in skill and will likely beat them soundly.

With this in mind, Warzone reverse boosting has become something players take advantage of to get around skill-based matchmaking.

What is reverse boosting in Warzone?

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Reverse boosting is the method that some players use to negatively affect their skill-based matchmaking to get put in lobbies with others considered to be lower in skill.

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Warzone reverse boosting is done by performing poorly consistently for many games in a row until the skill-based matchmaking system changes your lobbies to suit the performance.

Essentially, this is players acting as if they have gotten significantly worse at the game to be put into lobbies where others are less skilled and experienced than them. This allows players to play casually and effectively do extremely well, gaining high damage and kill games.

With skill-based matchmaking becoming more publicly prevalent in various popular multiplayer games, Warzone reverse boosting and in other games has had the spotlight shone on it much more than in the past. Some see no problem with it, and others believing the practice to be something players should not partake in doing.

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For more on Call of Duty: Warzone, check out our article on the new Iron Trials mode.

Image Credits: Raven Software / Activision

About The Author

After graduating from the University of Southampton, Joseph joined CharlieIntel as a Games Writer after a short stint of freelance journalism. Joseph enjoys most genres of games and will play anything that sparks his interest, but his expertise lies within the FPS category, specifically Apex Legends. If Joey isn't writing about games, then he's most likely playing them. You can contact Joseph at [email protected]