Respawn Entertainment Principal Coder Michael Kalas made a quick, but hilarious Twitter response to a fan asking about SBMM changes for Apex Legends matchmaking. While the system is controversial and matchmaking can seem hardcore, Respawn Entertainment is set in their ways.
Most games have some type of algorithm to figure how many points players earn or lose when they play a competitive match. It calculates the skill in the match and who the players faced. It can be bothersome as the matchmaking system will place you in a much more difficult tier compared to your actual ranking causing you to face high-level players.
As you can see from the Tweet, a player chimed in to ask if “random matchmaking in the 'Play Apex' mode” could become more prevalent instead of the effects from SBMM. Kalas responded with a gif of Dave Bautista with the iconic ‘Deal with it’ sunglasses superimposed on him.
This isn't the first time Respawn has messed with SBMM and responded to player's feedback. Before it had seemed Respawn had removed the system or lessen it some what, but nothing was official confirmed.