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CoD: Advanced Warfare exploit videos are being shut down by Activision

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Shutdown O_O

Been playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare? I’m sure you’ve experienced some kind of lag at some point, but  thankfully it looks like it’s getting better. A whole other problem though are some of the exploits that exist. Gamers have taken to YouTube to showcase all manners of stuff that really don’t belong in the core game experience. They should be careful, as Activision are looking to ban any videos that they believe promotes these exploits or any kind of cheating.

Last week, Machinima sent out the following warning to their partners (via Eurogamer)

“Activision is being particularly vigilant about their Call of Duty videos lately; issuing strikes on videos showing glitches. If you post videos highlighting these glitches, your channel may be liable to receive a copyright strike so please be careful.”

Sounds rather ominous, but what is a copyright strike exactly? (via Google Support)

Receiving a copyright strike will put your account in bad standing and you will lose access to certain YouTube features. If you receive three copyright strikes, your account will be terminated. All the videos uploaded to your account will be removed. Users with terminated accounts aren’t able to create new accounts.

Imagine you are a famous YouTuber who is currently playing Advanced Warfare. You spot a few exploits and you post them up so others can see. It doesn’t matter whether you are doing it for hits or just general public awareness, because next thing you know, Activision is breathing down your neck and issuing strikes against your channel. Would you want to lose your videos and your following? I know I wouldn’t.

Naturally, this caused an uproar amongst some, resulting in accusations of censorship against Activision. They’ve issued the following response.

“We’re excited that so many fans are having fun playing the game and posting videos of their gameplay. We love watching the videos ourselves. Occasionally, some folks post videos that promote cheating and unfair exploits. As always, we keep an eye out for these videos – our level of video claims hasn’t changed. We are appreciative of the community’s support in helping to ensure that everyone has the best playing experience possible.”

I see nothing wrong with attempting to stop people from exploiting and cheating (or those promoting both). I just think Activision are going about it the wrong way. Instead of issuing strikes against YouTubers, why don’t they, you know, fix whatever that particular YouTuber is showing? YouTube is the perfect platform for showcasing or reporting any kind of bug, because you can see exactly how it works or where it happens.

Maybe that’s just me though. Do you think Activision are handling this the right way? Do you think they are perfectly right to step in and issue strikes against videos showcasing exploits? Leave your thoughts below.

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Last Updated: November 25, 2014


  1. Hammer time


  2. Hammersteyn

    November 25, 2014 at 12:12

    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 25, 2014 at 12:51



  3. Bob the Zealot

    November 25, 2014 at 12:13

    Maybe after years of copy-pasting the game the only thing they know how to do is copy-paste? Do you perhaps have the lines of code they need to copy-paste to fix it? 🙂


  4. Corrie

    November 25, 2014 at 12:18

    1.Dubstep intro
    2.Crazy youtube name
    3.Kid with high voice speaks
    4.Says please like,comment and subscribe crap
    5.End video of wait…yeah blah blah could be summed up in 2 sentences but takes a few minutes due to kid begging for adsense cash

    Youtube Insta Star

    Please Rockstar do this for GTA V, I don’t mind useful stuff like Vanoss and that but then you get more annoying than perfectly accpetable youtubers


  5. Viking Of Divinity

    November 25, 2014 at 12:44

    This is the only CoD video worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiLfz6HfCfM


    • Darren Peach

      November 25, 2014 at 16:46

      This video is funny. But……………..The dude trolling the kid is a pig. Firstly, A kid of 13 has no tact as he is yet to develop this life skill, Hence the use of taboo insults. The guy doing the trolling is egging the kid on so he can get easy kills. The kid is preoccupied with this annoying dick and is not having a good time. Why would you get off on playing cod against younger kids and taunting them ? If you do that, You are no better than a bully. But, In retrospect, The kid could just mute the bastard.


  6. Frost

    November 25, 2014 at 13:13

    They’re handling this just as badly as Cell C handled the banner case.


  7. Adam Smith

    November 28, 2014 at 12:46

    Check here: http://goo.gl/ZUjg88
    COD is already one of the top 3 games of 2014. What else do you want? 😀 😀


  8. Anonymous2015

    December 15, 2014 at 16:03

    People posting wall glitches aren’t doing it to show Activision and Sledgehammer their game is broken, they are doing it for the annoyance of other people nobody can see that, they suck at the game and they hide out of map


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