The official Call of Duty Twitch channel was hacked on November 10, but instead of doing anything crazy, the hacker just made a decision to play music videos.
For about five minutes on Sunday, the Call of Duty Twitch page was in control of a hacker who used the opportunity to promote various music videos, possibly in an effort to get their name out there to a wider audience.
The streamer peaked at just over 7,000 viewers so while people did definitely see the music, it’s not clear if it’ll have any impact on exposure.
It didn’t take long for Activision to take control of the channel back, and they cut off the broadcast in the middle of a music video.
The chat was also cleared as viewers cheered on the hacker and sounded genuinely intrigued by the music that was playing. The VOD (video on demand) was also deleted, so there’s currently no evidence of it ever happening on Twitch.
All things considered, things could have been a lot worse here as oftentimes you’ll see a hacker promote all sorts of inappropriate things, whether it’s adult content or even mass shootings.
If you think back to May 2019, you’ll remember how the Artifact directory on Twitch was completely overrun by trolls who played nothing but movies, but one streamed the Christchurch mass shooting for a half-hour before it was taken down.
That situation was a bit different from the Call of Duty one as that person potentially streamed on their own channel, so it was up to somebody to report it or for Twitch to notice before anything happened.
Video game hacks have become all too common of late, especially when you consider that Fortnite just went down on November 9 during a competitive tournament, just a day before the Call of Duty hack.
The CoD Twitch channel currently isn’t very active, but all of that is expected to change once the Call of Duty League kicks off in January.