When it comes to competitive shooters, there are often a lot of ‘hidden’ stats that are tracked but not presented in-game. To make up for that, those really looking to improve often head to fan sites to see more detailed performance metrics. These type of stat trackers exist for Counter-Strike, Rainbow Six Siege and yes, even Call of Duty. While most publishers just leave these sites alone, Activision is taking a far less friendly approach.
We’ve met @Activision’s demand and have shut down our website. Your Warzone stats are no longer available. We still believe we can reach an agreement with Activision to provide you with the stats you love. Hey @Activision, let’s partner up.https://t.co/FRyI9DJwRq
— SBMM Warzone (@SbmmWarzone) March 29, 2021
Another part of the issue here is privacy, with SBMM noting that Activision is uneasy about potentially violating privacy laws in the European Union and United States. So while the website did run a premium membership program and advertisements, these apparently weren’t the main points of concern for Activision’s lawyers.
For now, SBMM Warzone will remain down, but the site creators are currently appealing to Activision, hoping to strike up some form of official partnership. There hasn’t been an update on that front yet, but those who actively use SBMM Warzone may see the site return if Activision gets on-board, albeit with some changes.
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KitGuru Says: Do many of you play Call of Duty Warzone competitively? Have you used SBMM before to see your stats?