Stream sniping in Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War will be harder than ever before

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Streamers, rejoice—Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War tackles stream sniping surprisingly well. Tucked all the way in the back corner of the Options menu are a bundle of extremely useful settings that big streamers will want on, including a matchmaking delay and the option to hide yours and others’ usernames in-game.

 

For those who aren’t familiar with stream sniping, it’s the act of watching a live streamer’s broadcast while in the same competitive match to cheat. It’s a lot like how my brother would screen-cheat during our split-screen Halo matches in 2001, except more futuristic and terrible. Streamers of pretty much every competitive game suffer from stream snipers, but few games have effective measures to thwart them.