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Twitch streamer demands fans donate hourly or he’ll quit Modern Warfare

Published: 6/Feb/2020 4:46 Updated: 7/Feb/2020 14:06

by Brad Norton

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Call of Duty can certainly be a frustrating game when things don’t go your way but Twitch streamer WingsOfRedemption had such a bad time that he pleaded for hourly donations from his fans just to keep a recent broadcast going.

Whether you’ve been one kill away from a nuke and lost it, or simply been spawn-killed by some long-distance ‘noob-tubes,’ we’ve all experienced our fair share of frustration when playing Call of Duty over the years.

Taking a trip down memory lane in Call of Duty 4 through the Modern Warfare remaster, partnered Twitch streamer and former YouTuber WingsOfRedemption grew so frustrated he outright refused to play any further unless viewers donated a set amount.

Modern Warfare Remastered campaign
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Modern Warfare was remastered in 2016 but this streamer couldn’t bring himself to continue playing.

Throughout a February 5 broadcast, the streamer with over 150,000 followers had just lost another map despite going mostly positive. Venting his frustration just 40 minutes into his Modern Warfare session, he made a simple demand to viewers in his chat that may have wanted him to keep streaming.

“I hate to be like this, but if you want this stream to continue, it’s gonna be $10 an hour,” he outlined. “We need to make $10 in donations per hour for this sh*t to continue or I’m just gonna get off.”

Clearly not enjoying his time with the FPS, he put the ball in his viewers’ court, explaining he would only continue to subject himself to the frustrating gameplay if spectators paid up. Reacting with nothing but laughter and emotes in the chat, it seemed no viewers actually parted with their hard-earned cash.

While many of those tuned-in suggested that he play something else, or even to “get a job,” the streamer was adamant and refused to continue playing the game much longer before shutting his broadcast off for the day.

Going into detail on just why he was having such a difficult time playing the game on-stream, he bluntly said the experience simply wasn’t “any fun at all.”

“Why do people always want to f*** with me to this level? These people are stopping me from trying to earn a living at this point. It’s not fun when you’ve got six motherfu**ers on the enemy team throwing smoke grenades and you’ve got four guys on your team going 0-15.”

He later went on to Tweet about the experience as well, outlining the session reminded him of why he once “stopped playing Call of Duty” in the past.

In total, the broadcast lasted for just under an hour before he quit mid-game, backed out to the PlayStation 4 home page and switched off his stream. Evidently, not enough donations were provided to keep his morale up.

WingsOfRedemption isn’t the first frustrated streamer to break down and make similar demands either, with BadBunny recently lashed out at her viewers for not subscribing to her channel and asking for them to open their wallets.

Who is WingsOfRedemption?

Jordie ‘WingsOfRedemption’ Jordan was once one of the most popular  Call of Duty YouTubers in the early 2010s. Various incidents over the years, including verbal outbursts and public arguments resulted in his viewership and friends, like WoodysGamertag, becoming alienated, and his channel began to suffer as a result.

Even after moving to Twitch, viral clips of his rage moments became the norm and more controversial moments occurred, including donation demands and on-stream arguments with viewers and fans.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.