Latest Call of Duty Update Fixes CoDCaster Issues
In the first few events on Black Ops 3, the new CoDCaster was unpolished. Killfeed colors were inconsistent and the team scores shown at the end of matches and rounds were often reversed, confusing viewers instead of helping them follow the action. Instead of converting Twitch viewers who may have hopped into the streams to check out the new Call of Duty game, many were likely turned away from the eSport due to the confusing nature of the broadcast. These issues were fixed in the latest update.
CoDCaster Mode Update
- Kill Feed colors will no longer swap when a CODcaster switches between players on opposing teams.
Still missing is an important feature that was supposed to make Call of Duty eSports more visible to the casual player, the Live Event Viewer. Due to this, the start of Black Ops 3 eSports has been a bit underwhelming. Average viewership during the first two tournaments sat around 30,000, not a bad number but also not the best that Call of Duty has seen. Higher numbers were expected by many fans after Activision took over and moved the streams to Twitch instead of MLG.tv. However, lack of information and advertising for the events left many long-time competitive fans in the dark and may be responsible for the low turnout.
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