Live Stream Black Ops 2 with YouTube

Activision has partnered with YouTube to make live streaming the game easy as pie.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Today, Activision announced that they have partnered with YouTube to bring live streaming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Players will be able to stream their online matches to YouTube through their home consoles, marking the first time this has ever been done. This can be used for Black Ops 2 League Play matches, as well as webcam and audio commentary while playing.

"From the beginning of development with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the team has been pushing boundaries on every front to offer Call of Duty fans things that they haven't been able to do before," said Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch. "With our competitive play and eSports initiatives, we wanted to deliver live streaming capabilities built right into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, because Call of Duty is not only fun and exciting to play, but we believe it will be just as exciting to watch. By making the capability of live streaming as accessible as possible to our fans, straight from a player's console without the need for any additional hardware or sophisticated setups, we are empowering our fans to share their multiplayer experiences."

All you’ll need is a verified YouTube account and a Call of Duty Elite account in order to live stream – and don’t forget, CoD Elite is now free with Black Ops 2.

So, will you be taking advantage of the built-in live streaming capabilities of Black Ops 2? Sound off below.

Erik Norris is the Gaming Editor for CraveOnline. You can follow him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.