Black Ops II adds Twitch support

Streaming video company partners with Activision to allow Call of Duty players to stream their multiplayer games worldwide; compatible only with Xbox 360 for now.

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Streaming video company Twitch today announced a partnership with Activision that will allow Call of Duty: Black Ops II players to stream their multiplayer games to viewers worldwide.

The feature is supported on the Xbox 360 version today, with compatibility for PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game coming "soon." No mention was made of the Wii U version in today's announcement.

Black Ops II players with a Twitch account can begin streaming their games today and can share their stream through Twitter and Facebook.

In addition, Black Ops II streams can be viewed on Twitch through Web browsers, mobile, and tablets via Call of Duty: Elite. What's more, Elite members can also see the player card of the user who is streaming, allowing them to examine their class loadout, recent match data, and other career statistics.

Twitch is not the only live-streaming option available to Black Ops II gamers. Since launch in November, players have been able to stream their League Play games directly to YouTube.

Discussion

21 comments
AndehPandy
AndehPandy

Jesus christ! look at that NAT type

whitetiger3521
whitetiger3521

I wont be buying another CoD game unless it has dedicated servers. Black Ops 2 is a great game but the poor host selection, migration and lag really makes the multiplayer frustrating.

luniac
luniac

the lag in this game is unbearable...

CoUGHB
CoUGHB

This is good news. I was hoping you could do this at launch, but better late then never.

tgwolf
tgwolf

So many potential games to watch...OH WAIT, the game sucks and it is on the worst system of this generation, well, never mind!

BladeStrike1234
BladeStrike1234

Yaaaay, now hundreds more channels will be broadcasting with no viewers! Marvelous!

ilantis
ilantis

If only I had a good connection I would love to show off to my friends. Too bad also that Cod sucks balls, I hope that they add the feature in other games.

deth420
deth420

Nothing better then gaming! except watching other people play games....

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

thought CoD was a twitch shooter already...

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

like we need more COD masters to bitch about their killstreaks 

why not fix the shitty matchmaking system? make it server based instead of peer to peer hosting

fucktivision simply doesn't care 

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

more gaming news,less black ops 2 trash please.

tgwolf
tgwolf

@BladeStrike1234 Yes, and then remember that it is on XBox 360 ONLY...EVEN LESS interest and viewership!

scout7
scout7

@MrDouglas COD is not a twitch shooter...

CS, UT, Quake, Shootmania are twitch shooters.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@thequickshooter Removing lag compensation would be nice, half the time you don't know if someone is good or just has an unfair advantage.