A hacker presumed to be a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War player took over the Twitter account of Tony Flame, the game’s lead designer. The hacker posted a post about the system that players most discussed before the account was locked.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which debuted on November 13, 2020, was opened to players with a feature that is available in many multiplayer games. This feature was the SBMM (Ability-based game creation) feature that allows players to face players of the same skill level as them.
However, as in every multiplayer game, the SBMM feature divided Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players into two. While some supported this feature, some did not. Here is one of the players who did not support the feature, hacked the Twitter account of Tony Flame, the game’s lead designer, today.
SBMM system from the game’s lead designer account:
The player who hacked Tony Flame’s account shared various posts from Flame’s mouth. These posts included the advertisement of the Discord channel and the Instagram page. But the most important of the Tweets was the player’s system to the SBMM system. The player shared the following statements from Flame’s Twitter account:
“Remove SBMM Activision, you’re ruining the game I worked so hard to make.”
This post made from the hacked Twitter profile is currently liked by more than 20 thousand Twitter users and possible CoD: Black Ops Cold War players. Of course, the SBMM discussions also flared under the Tweet. The players started to argue with each other about SBMM.
While all this was happening, no explanation came from either Treyarch or Activision. In addition, Twitter locked Tony Flame’s hacked account. The company is still in the pipeline to ensure that the account reaches its real owner. It is unknown where the SBMM discussions will lead after this event.