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We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
The only way you can select to be host is if you start up a Private Match and invites friends in. Otherwise most matchmaking automatically selects the host based on certain criteria. Most times, it doesn't always pick the person
with the best connection.
In a normal stable lobby of call of duty matchmaking being the host doesn't give you much of an advantage like it would in other games. Not that you can't abuse host powers/force yourself to be host with Call of Dut but that is another story.