Call of Duty

How to get free Modern Warfare in-game item drops by watching Twitch

Published: 25/Oct/2019 21:31 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 21:40

by Albert Petrosyan


Activision have given players the opportunity to earn free in-game gear in Modern Warfare simply by watching Call of Duty streamers on Twitch.

There was a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding the release of Modern Warfare on October 25, as the community finally got a new game to enjoy after a long year of Black Ops 4.

Activision have added to all that excitement by partnering up with Twitch to give out item drops through any eligible channel that’s streaming the game. 

There are a total of four items that players can earn, each unlocked after watching streams for a certain length of time:

  • ‘Poison Grapes’ Spray – unlocked after one hour of watching
  • ‘Looking Grim’ Emblem – two hours
  • ‘Collect Your Soul’ Calling Card – three hours
  • ‘Reap This’ Weapon Charm – four hours

ActivisionThere are four Modern Warfare cosmetic items that players can earn through this Twitch Drops promotion.

Here are all of the steps that must be completed for both a stream to eligible to give out items and for viewers to be able to receive them.

  • Step 1: Streamers must link their Call of Duty and Twitch accounts by visiting the Activision website HERE. Even if they’ve linked the accounts in the past, they have to re-link them. Once the Twitch Drop is successfully enabled, a confirmation will appear at the bottom of the screen on stream.
  • Step 2: Both streamers and viewers need to have an active Call of Duty account, which they make get HERE.
  • Step 3: Viewers must have their Call of Duty and Twitch accounts linked to earn the item drops. Even if the accounts were linked in the past, they need to be linked again. That all can be done by visiting the CoD website HERE.
  • Step 4: Once all that is done, and the Twitch Drops confirmation is showing on the screen, then viewers can start watching to earn the items.

The official Call of Duty Twitter page has listed several big-name streamers who all have Twitch Drops enabled, so watching these streams will guarantee you free items.

There is no maximum number of streamers you can watch at any given time, which means you can have multiple channels on and have them count towards your overall time watched, just as long as they have Twitch Drops enabled.

After you have watched the required amount of hours for the item(s) that you wish to unlock, you simply have to open your game up again and the item(s) will be in your inventory.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War CODE Bowl announced: how to watch & participants

Published: 3/Dec/2020 22:37

by Tanner Pierce


Activision has announced the second iteration of the CODE Bowl, which brings together high-profile esports players and members of the US and UK military esports teams to help raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment. Here’s what you need to know.

The Call of Duty Endowment has been raising money for veterans for a while now. The company, which was started in 2009, helps veterans find jobs after their deployment. In 2019, the owner of the company, Activision, held the first Modern Warfare CODE Bowl, which brought together major streamers and members of the US Army esports team.

Fast forward to December 2020 and Activision is continuing this tradition with two major changes: Black Ops Cold War is the name of the game this time around, and members of the UK military will also be participating. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the tournament.

Who’s participating?

Like last year’s tournament, the 2020 CODE Bowl will feature teams made up of famous streamers/pro-players, including Courage, LEGIQN, Huskerrs, Swagg, TeeP, Espresso, Vikkstar, Tommey, C9Emz, and Spratt. According to Activision, more will be announced in the near future.

Beyond that, however, those players will be joined by members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Space Force, as well as members of the UK British Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

In addition, each team will be coached by a “Call of Duty League professional” but the exact list of those people has yet to be announced.

Currently, it’s unknown how the teams will be split, but all in all, it should make for a pretty interesting dynamic.

How can I watch the 2020 CODE Bowl?

According to Activision, the 2020 CODE Bowl is set to take place on December 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM GMT. If you’re unsure about what time that is in your area, we’ve broken it down for you below:

  • 1 PM EST
  • 10 AM PST
  • 3 AM JST (Saturday, December 12, 2020)
  • 5 AM AEDT (Saturday, December 12, 2020)

In addition, the event will be streamed entirely on Call of Duty’s YouTube and Twitch channels. It’s currently unknown if the event is going to be streamed on the above players’ respective accounts, but one would imagine they would be. Embeds for each stream will be added once they become available.