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Official Call of Duty Twitch account hacked by troll promoting music

Published: 10/Nov/2019 22:07 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 22:22

by Eli Becht

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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.

Call of Duty - TwitchJust before the stream ended.

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.

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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.

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game. For the Field Research bundle, players will be able to grab an Epic exclusive skin for Park, an Epic SMG weapon blueprint, an Epic Reticle, and Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm.

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

For the Certified bundle, players will get a similar lineup, except the skin will be for Garcia, the blueprint will be for a Rare Assault Rifle, and the Weapon Charm will be Epic. No Calling Card is included with this bundle.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, we’ll update this article with them.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.