The last week or so I've seem to notice almost every match is extremely tough and competitive , also it's taking a lot longer to find a match most likely because it seems like respawn has tinkered with the match making system , anyone notice this as well ? Sbmm helps new and beginning players by matching them with equal skilled opponents , however it can poison the veteran players due to the fact that every game turns into a tryhard sweatfest match . Competitive matches are good but too much hardcore lobbies like that can kill an online game fast. It has to be balanced very strictly and not turn into the disaster advanced warfare became. But hopefully atleast this time maybe the new players who joined have stuck around now because they are having an easier time online by going up against other rookies. I've noticed a jump in the online player total since the release of frontier defense , so that's awesome.