343i now blames server latency on players who try to lower their own ping

“selectively block”, “manipulate”
TLDR: Players who don’t live in the US don’t deserve to play low-ping matches.

Just, wow.
Instead of improving their own messed-up matchmaking and netcode, 343i chose an “easy” way, which only shows their sheer incompetence.

If you’re on PC there’s probably a way of using ‘NoLag vpn’ to work around this.