Activision is reported to be issuing copyright notices to various YouTube channel owners in order to take down Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare videos featuring glitches.
The publisher’s recent crackdown was tweeted by popular YouTube channel and Machinima partner BroTeamPill, that claims Activision to be actively flagging down every video showcasing glitches found in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
“ACTIVISION WILL GIVE YOU A COPYRIGHT STRIKE IF YOU SHOW THEIR GAME FUCKING UP SICK THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP MACHINIMA,” reads the tweet.
Here’s a screenshot of the mail from Machinima detailing the issue:
Activision could be taking down those videos so as not to have everyone scampering to learn the various glitches and using them in-game at the annoyance of others. However, reaching those results in such a way is highly inadvisable.
At the moment we’ve yet to hear an official response from the publisher. The latest installment in the popular series was recently crowned the biggest entertainment launch of 2014.
Players left and right have been praising the game for bringing some amount of excitement back into the Call of Duty series, which had gone stagnant over the recent years.