The annoying and stressful part of being a game influencer is thinking of the games to stream to your audience. Influencers are usually caught within the web of what games I should stream. Should I go for my favorite game, most exciting, or trending games?
As a content creator on YouTube, Twitch, or any live streaming platform, you would probably want to choose a game you love playing or like by gamers. It’s pretty hard to discuss something you don’t like. Therefore you must prioritize your video game interest. Viewers love the authenticity, and they’ll be discouraged when they find out you’re forcing the love.
Likewise, you will want to play a trending game. Perhaps, a new game that just caught gamers’ attention or the old games that still have gamers’ attention. Therefore, the perfect solution is to create the contents of a trending game you like. Below are some of the most streamed games you could play or review for your audience.
Call of Duty
The Call of Duty series is a big hit for the game industry. A report says that more than 280 million copies of Call of Duty games have been sold. Call of Duty Warzone and Call of Duty Vanguard are two of the most-watched live streaming platforms. Its concept is interesting, catchy, and always gets people glued to their screen while watching experts play on live streaming platforms.
Contents are endless with this game. You can decide to make tutorial videos, show your audience how to hide and wait to finish the last man standing, and some other nice tricks. The audience will also know how to unlock new stages and get new firearms. Call of Duty is available for Android and iOS devices. With this game, you can make many new subscribers and make a huge revenue through advertisement deals. However, it would help if you were an expert on the game because it demands creativity and skills.
Minecraft is a popular game on both YouTube and Twitch. The sandbox video game has more than 53 billion views on YouTube and was designed by Mojang Studios, a Swedish game developing company. Minecraft is not just one of the most streamed games but also the best-selling video game of all time, with over 200 million copies sold across the globe.
In this game, players explore a vast and infinite 3D world, extract materials, survive amidst computer-controlled mobs and dangers, and compete with other players. The game has several modes and difficulty levels. The survival mode is all about collecting materials to protect your game character from the perils of the world. Other modes are hardcore, creative, adventure mode, and spectator mode.
The game is compatible with PC, iOS, and Android devices. Minecraft is every kid’s best game. They go on streaming platforms to watch others play this game to improve their Minecraft skills and learn new ways. Meanwhile, some are addicted to it and could spend hours just watching influencers playing it. Therefore, if you must make videos of this game, come to their level.
Grand Theft Auto V
If you have played any Grand Theft Auto game, you will agree that they are irresistible. GTA V is also one of the most sold purchased games in history. Though it was released in 2013, it is still one of the most viewed games on live streaming games to this day. Playing the game is interesting, but watching an expert play is more exhilarating. It’s like watching an action movie, but one whose end is determined by the player.
If you’re an expert on GTA, streaming while playing could generate your channel more viewers, subscribers, and lots of revenue. Moreover, you could make lots of content; tutorials, failures, funny moments, and action videos. Rockstar Games developed the game and are playable on Playstation, Xbox series, and Windows PC.
League of Legends
League of Legends is another successful product in the gaming industry. Just in 2020, the game generated 1.75 billion USD, and it’s played in every part of the world. The game has more than 270,000 viewers on Twitch, and on YouTube, it’s one of the most streamed games. If you want subscribers and lots of partnership deals, League of Legends should be one of the games to stream on your YouTube or Twitch channel.
The multiplayer game is one in which a team of fighters fights hard to destroy their opponent’s Nexus and protect theirs. League of Legends is very popular because it has many players. Influencers can never run out of content streaming these games. You could make tutorials and videos to show the new skills you just discovered. League of Legends can be played using Microsoft Windows and macOS.
Fortnite is another game you can consider for streaming on your YouTube or Twitch channel. The game has gathered lots of outstanding achievements and records since its creation in 2017. The game received 125 million registered players in its first year, and the number skyrocketed to 350 million in 2020. In 2019, Fortnite ranks among the most played video games in the United States. Presently, it’s the fourth most-streamed game on Twitch. And its record on YouTube is also excellent.
The game belongs to the shooting game category. Fortnite has several modes, but the most played and streamed is the Battle Royal. Viewers love this game because it’s a mix of survival and action. In each section, 100 players are put on the same battlefield, and the last person is the winner of the game. It’s more interesting because the players only have one life bar. Audiences want to see how possible it’s to survive in this game.
Valorant is another product from Riot games to make a list after League of Legends. In the game, the player and a team are to engage in a shooting battle with another team. Each teammate is known as an agent, and they are designed based on several cultures around the globe. The agents are five in each group and are equipped with unique abilities. At the beginning of the game, every player has a pistol and one or more signature weapons, and they fight their way to unlock new weapons such as machine guns and assault rifles.
These and many more are why people view this game on live streaming platforms. As of the moment of writing, Valorant has 58.5 million streaming hours on Twitch. Valiant is not really doing much on YouTube right now, but you could consider it for your influencer campaign on Twitch or making it popular on YouTube.
Play around with these six games, and pick one or two that you love and can spend hours talking about. Then, spend more hours playing the game till you’re an expert. Feel free to start making and posting your content on live streaming platforms when all is done. If you can’t find one out of their six games, also try just chatting, FIFA 22, Apex legends, and Dead by Daylight.