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Call of Duty is beating Battlefield on YouTube and Twitch for the first time in years

Published: 12/Sep/2018 17:40 Updated: 12/Sep/2018 18:00

by Bill Cooney

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Battlefield and Call of Duty are two of the most popular first person shooter franchises out there. Naturally, there’s going to be some competition between the two.

In terms of YouTube and Twitch viewership and interaction, Battlefield has had the edge, but it looks like Black Ops 4 is ready to put CoD back in the driver’s seat.

According to GitHyp.com, Battlefield V’s reveal on YouTube, which had 12 million views, was far less popular than CoD: WW2’s reveal last year, which had over 23 million viewers.

Now let’s look at the numbers for CoD’s newest installment, Black Ops 4 and compare the two. Posted around the same time as Battlefield V’s multiplayer reveal, the BO4 multiplayer reveal video has about the same number of viewers, but a much higher rate of upvotes.

Battlefield V’s reveal video from May has around 336k upvotes as compared to 477k downvotes. The BO4 numbers are much more positive, with 377k upvotes and 223k downvotes on its reveal video from around the same time.

GitHyp also reports that CoD has taken the lead on Twitch. Black Ops 4’s private beta has shown off the new Blackout Battle Royale mode and it’s been well received by streamers and the community alike. 

Blackout has pumped up CoD’s Twitch numbers to a peak of 367k viewers, far more than the peak of 141k for CoD WW2 last year.

Source: GitHyp

Battlefield, on the other hand, has only seen it’s Twitch viewership go down from the peak of 150k viewers in May for the BF V reveal. Compare that to the 354k who watched BF1’s reveal in 2016 and we start to see a definite pattern.

A Battlefield V beta that many in the community were not impressed by and the extreme popularity of BO4’s Blackout mode on Twitch and YouTube could lead to CoD being king of the FPS hill once again.

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Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton

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An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”