The Blackout battle royale mode in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been one of the most popular games on Twitch since release and streamers like Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned have learned, sometimes the hard way, not to stand too near to moving loot boxes.
The clip begins with Seagull spotting a loot box sliding down a hill after being dropped, he tells his teammate, and both of them run after to intercept the drop.
“I didn’t know they roll like that, when does it stop?” Seagull asked as he positioned himself in what he thought was a great place to open to lootbox, before it turned over and crushed him and his teammate.
After crushing Seagull the box decides to just keep on rolling for a few feet before activating, probably just to put some salt into Seagull’s wounds.
As he and his teammate laugh hysterically, Seagull manages to say “Oh my God, What a joke,” as he contemplates what exactly just happened.
This might be one of the first recorded instances of a player dying to a loot box in Blackout, and based on Seagull’s reaction it’s definitely the first time it’s happened to him.
Blackout and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been one of the most streamed games on Twitch since it was released last week, with all kinds of streamers jumping in to try the new mode out.
Seagull has continued to stream Blackout, along with his regular Overwatch, but he’ll probably be a lot more cautious around loot boxes from now on.