Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was announced as a new multiplayer mode first-person shooter released by Activation in 2018. On October 12th, 2018, it was launched in the United States for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is also the sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops III, released in 2015, and the fifth episode in the Black Ops sub-series, it was also announced that it was the 15th episode in the Call of Duty series.

Do you enjoy playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4? Do you want to share your enjoyment of the game with more people but you don’t have any experience on how to start live streaming? Since you don’t have an idea, trying to do it by yourself will just cost you your time and effort. If that is the case, we’re here to help you out. This guide will walk you through all you need to know to get started, whether you want to simulcast your games to a small group of friends or build your community.

How to Broadcast Using Facebook.

Facebook Gaming is the social media giant’s streaming platform, similar to YouTube Gaming and Amazon Twitch. More people want to broadcast their favorite games on Facebook because of its large audience, whether for enjoyment or to develop a professional career. While users can go live on Facebook from their phones, PCs offer a more solid camera configuration that may be useful for a variety of Facebook Live broadcasts.

Before you start broadcasting on Facebook Gaming, you must have a Facebook Account. You can’t have a creator’s account without a personal Facebook account to attach it to right now. While you don’t need to interact through your profile, you must have one.

The next step is to configure your streaming program. There are a variety of streaming programs and broadcasting software to choose from, but if you want something simple and free, install OBS (Open Broadcaster Software).

You’ll need to download OBS in order for you to live stream games. After you’ve finished downloading, follow the steps below on how to link your Facebook Live with OBS.

Install OBS Studio

OBS will start with an auto-configuration wizard when you launch it for the first time. You should use it as a starting point, but bear in mind that you will most likely need to make some adjustments later.

  • Choose Optimize for streaming for the time being recorded, recording will come later.
  • Your basic resolution should ideally be 1080p (1920x1080), with an FPS of 30.
  • A wizard will then propose Video Bitrate, Streaming Encoder, and Output Resolution based on your PC specifications.
  • Before leaving, go to Settings > Output and Video to configure this. You should use an H.264/AVC encoder with a bitrate of 4 Mbps. The maximum resolution for Facebook Live is 720p, and we recommend that you don’t go lower than that.
  • Finally, change the Keyframe Interval to 2. All of these options will ensure that your video operates as smoothly as possible.

Add Scenes

Scenes have several sources, which are all of the items that will display on your livestream.You can create a separate backdrop for the beginning, intermission, and end of your webcast by generating numerous scenes.

  • Right-click the Scenes box in OBS.
  • Select Add.
  • Name your scene.
  • Click OK.

You can also create multiple scenes and switch between them during your streaming.

Create a Source

Game Capture, Window Capture, and Display Capture are the three options for adding your gameplay to the scene in OBS. We’ll do this with Game Capture, which allows you to stream any full-screen video to Facebook Live.

  • Select the scene and right-click inside the Sources box to add a source, or use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to add or eliminate scenes.

  • Select the source you wish to add by clicking Add and then select.

We have three different sources that can be used:

  • Game Capture - This source streams a single game and only supports full-screen games.

  • Window Capture - This source collects data from a single window, which might be a windowed game, a web browser, or another application.

  • Display Capture - This source uses your complete display. Games in full-screen mode are not recognized by Display Capture.

Set Up Audio and Video

Go to configuration and then Audio. Under Audio, go to Global Audio Devices and select your sound source. To enable in-game audio, turn on Desktop Audio as well as Mic Audio. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to set up your webcam on OBS.

a. Right-click inside the Sources box.

b. Click Add Video Capture Device and give your source a name.

c. Select Video Capture Device from the drop-down menu.

d. Give your source a unique name.

e. Select a device by clicking on it.

f. Select your device and customize the appearance of your webcam view.

g. By choosing Configure, you can access your webcam’s options.

h. Make sure the relevant Audio Input Device is chosen under the Audio tab for webcams with built-in microphones.

Connect Facebook Live to OBS Studio.

Now that you’ve configured OBS, you’re ready to go live. Below are the steps for connecting Facebook Live to OBS Studio:

  • Visit https://www.facebook.com/live/create to get started
  • Create a live stream by clicking the Create Live Stream button.
  • Choose where you want to stream your live event.
  • If you want your stream key to be permanent, choose Use a persistent stream key. You can use this again after your live stream ends, but using a persistent stream key means you can only broadcast one live video at a time.
  • Return to OBS and choose Settings > Stream from the drop-down menu. Make sure Facebook Live is selected as a service and that your stream key is entered. To save your changes, click OK.
  • Create a title and a description for your live stream.
  • Before you can launch your video, click the “Go Live Now” button. Click Schedule Live Video Event if you wish to postpone your broadcast.

How to Stream Using YouTube

Setting up webcast games on YouTube is a little hard, but you only have to do it once. With a single click, you’ll be able to begin streaming at any moment. When it comes to YouTube streaming, OBS and XSplit are the two most used platforms. We’ve already used OBS for live Facebook broadcasting, so we’ll teach you how to show live Black Ops on YouTube using XSplit. We’ll also teach you how to stream at any time without any additional software.

First, activate your YouTube account before you’ll be able to launch your video. If you don’t already have an account, go to the main YouTube site and press Sign In. You’ll need to select Create an account and read the directions.

You’ll need a verified account before you can launch your streaming video. This is a simple process that requires a functional phone to accomplish.

  1. Log in to your account first and go to the upper right corner of the screen to your channel icon.
  2. Under your account, click view additional features.
  3. Click the Verify button.
  4. Choose your country and the method for receiving your verification code. A verification code will be sent to your phone via call or text. Choose an option and click Next. You’ll get a number code soon, no matter which delivery option you pick.
  5. Enter your phone number and click Submit. Enter the six-digit verification code in the text box and click Submit once you receive the code.
  6. You’ll receive a confirmation message once you complete the process. Return to your account’s status and features by clicking “Continue.”. The phrase “verified” will appear underneath your channel name along with a check mark.

How to Get a Stream Key

A stream key is an alphanumeric code that connects your streaming software platform you’re streaming on. Here are the steps to get a stream key in Youtube.

  1. Go to your YouTube.com/live dashboard to see the live dashboard.
  2. Click YouTube Studio from the drop-down menu from your profile in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to the Live Streaming section of your Creator Studio page, where Stream is now selected.
  4. You’ll need to fill out all of the information if you’re going live directly from YouTube to proceed to the following screen, where you’ll find the stream key.
  5. In the Encoder Setup section, click Reveal.
  6. Under Stream Option on the following page, when you click Reveal, the stream key appears. Take note of it. If you use OBS or other encoders, you’ll need this number. Keep this key for future use. It’s critical not to share your stream key with anybody else since they’ll be able to use your channel without your permission with it.

How to Use XSplit for YouTube Streaming

XSplit Broadcaster is a free streaming encoder. Although certain services need a premium subscription, the fundamental streaming capability is available for free. When you install the application, you must create an XSplit account, but no membership is required.

Below are the steps on how to setup Xplit Broadcaster:

  1. Add source by clicking on it in the bottom left corner.
  2. Choose a gaming source
  • Gaming Capture - Your live video feed from a single game source works for both full-screen and windowed games that is why this is recommended.
  • Screen Capture - This feature pulls the feed for your live stream from an area on the display that you choose. It will record everything that occurs in that region. This includes alerts and pop-ups from your system software.
  1. Click the game you want to broadcast.

With your source selected, you’re almost ready to start your stream. But first, you’ll need to authorize XSplit to connect to your YouTube account.

  1. On the upper left corner, click the broadcast drop-down menu and select “YouTube Live – Click to configure”
  2. You can also add your webcam by clicking Add Source > Devices > Video and select your webcam. You may add some additional features like some text or your logo to your screen.

For XSplit to work with YouTube, you’ll also need to input your Channel ID. Here’s how to do that.

  1. Go to youtube.com/account_advanced and look for “YouTube Channel ID”.
  2. Copy your Channel ID and return to XSplit.
  3. In the Channel ID section, put your ID and then click OK.

You’re almost there. It’s now only a matter of setting up your stream and starting broadcasting:

  1. Click the Broadcast button.
  2. Your username will appear when you click YouTube Live.
  3. The name and description of your stream will automatically populate the window that opens up. After you double-check everything, click the Start Broadcast button.
  4. Your live feed will now be accessible on YouTube. The Streaming Live notification at the top of the window lets you know that XSplit is streaming. Your stream isn’t online if you don’t see that message.

Final Thoughts

We hope this guide will help you get started with live streaming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. More importantly, we’re optimistic you’ll get to enjoy playing with your friends virtually in real time. Happy playing!