Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 includes YouTube livestreaming at launch

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will allow users to live stream gameplay from their Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 consoles over YouTube when it launches on Nov. 13, Activision announced today.

The new live streaming feature, which can be viewed over browsers, mobile devices and tablets, lets users stream multiplayer League Play games, along with the player's webcam and audio commentary. Beyond just watching the stream, viewers using online service Call of Duty Elite will be able to access information of the streaming player, from class loadouts, and match data to career stats.

"From the beginning of development with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, 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 Treyarch head Mark Lamia in a prepared statement.

"With our competitive play and eSports initiatives, we wanted to deliver live streaming capabilities built right into Call of Duty: Black Ops II, 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."

In order to livestream, users must have a verified YouTube account, while valid Call of Duty Elite registration is needed to view the streams.

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