Polygon has reported that, last week, YouTube has started to roll out new content policies for content creators. This new policy might result in a reduced amount of montages that YouTubers might make, highlighting their best Call of Duty clips.

Apparently, this new policy will restrict content creators from monetizing montage based videos.

For example, if a user has put together a list of their best kills in a game like Call of Duty or Battlefield, YouTube reserves the right to not assign advertising to that specific video.

YouTube’s new advertising policy states, “Violence in the normal course of video gameplay is generally acceptable for advertising, but montages where gratuitous violence is the focal point is not.”

YouTube has been making numerous changes to their ad policy these past few months. Another issue some Call of Duty YouTubers have also been facing is reduced revenue from Call of Duty: WWII based videos because the game is a World War II shooter.

While these new changes might effect montages, YouTube made it clear that they will still allow monetizing of regular videos and Let’s Play series.

SOURCE: Polygon // Google

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  • jt3z

    PC world is taking over lmao. Youtube is on its way down at this point

    • Mitchell Gralak

      This includes PC games too such as H1Z1 montages, not just console.

      • jt3z

        Yep which is total BS. Youtube will probably never die but its losing alot of views at this point

      • djml9

        He meant PC as in politically correct, not that pc gaming is taking over

    • User 1

      “YouTube is on it’s way down” LMAO….

  • I make “montage” videos but I never planned on making money from Youtube to begin with, but fuck this policy, this makes no sense. Obviously gonna affect other people

    • BradyAlucard

      Sniping clans deserve it.

      • Dickmissle

        you mean vloging clans

        • BradyAlucard

          You never cease to post something funny my mans. XD

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      • Sniper clans aren’t the only people that do montage videos

        • BradyAlucard

          I know, it sucks. It makes me happy they’re affected though.

          • User 1

            Yeah, let’s hate on other people’s success. Then again, I probably would too if I was a bagger at Jewel. (Or whatever the grocery store chain is in the shithole you live in)

          • BradyAlucard

            I don’t care about people’s success unless they’re complete douche nozzles that have no respect for themselves nor anybody else. You know why? Because I know people that are like them, and in my view, I’m in a good position to complain.

            Then again… what does minimum wage have to do with anything? That’s a job isn’t it? You understand that people who have put more effort in their jobs, even minimum wage jobs, make less money than people who sit on their butts spinning around in a circle for children? Your logic baffles me. I’m not “hating on their success”, I’m bagging on the people that are successful. If they were *better people*, I wouldn’t care less and I’d be happier for them; but no, CoD snipers are the scum of this community.

          • User 1

            Dude you have a lot to learn about the real world. It’s morally correct people like you that end up getting screwed over financially, and I have a feeling your realization of this is the reason why you hate the superior. You think your neatly written paragraphs/internet opinions count for anything- but they don’t. Just delusional banter laced with mental gymnastics.

      • User 1

        It’s not gonna affect them in the slightest- you have no idea how much money flows through their channels.

        • BradyAlucard

          Doesn’t that support my view rather than yours, since I know how much money they make and I’m basing my opinion on what I know? I’m just saying, rich, immature Guidos that have no respect don’t deserve to be living in their little utopias. But that’s just me, someone with no economical experience sharing his mere OPINION on the internet.

      • User 1

        I just find it hilarious how probable minimum wage retards who can’t even shell out $15 for a DLC (because “it was $9.99 in 2008!!!11!!1”) think they know everything about everything. Get real.

        • BradyAlucard

          I just find it hilarious how you take my opinion of rich people that are absolute pigs that don’t deserve anything they have so seriously. If you take such a big issue with what I think, then why don’t you think of a worthy argument to retort?

          This wasn’t even about DLC so are you just trolling? The issue with the Variety Pack is that they’re charging for content that was already in the game. It was literally locked behind a pay wall.

  • So in other words, I can’t post a “COD funny moments” video anymore. Welp, that’s the end of Youtube right there.

    • Bindal

      You can still post them, but you can’t make money with them.

    • User 1

      Yeah that’s the end of YouTube that some dinosaur avatar faggot can’t post a few minutes of cancer every now and then.

      • The9tailedgamer

        Please get your act together, or leave this site immediately, ive been reading what you have been posting, and you are contributing nothing to this website, and are just making it worse, causing new people just discovering this website to try and forget it, so I must politely ask you to stop

        • DEMOLITION12

          you are a cuck

          • User 1

            He sounds like his psychiatrist gave him advice on how to ask people to stop doing shit he can’t handle

          • User 1

            The funniest part of it all is that nothing I’ve said has been trolling whatsoever- I swear this on my children’s lives. Nerds just tell themselves that shit is trolling to handle the emotional impact or whatever- believe me I’ve been on the internet far too long not to know.

          • DEMOLITION12

            lol yep. if they can you disregard you as a ‘troll’ they don’t have to do any arguing

          • User 1

            Yeah I have like 3 ongoing chains of arguments with retards that have had complete mental breakdowns

          • DEMOLITION12

            loool

        • GinsuVictim

          Block the idiot like I did.

          • The9tailedgamer

            I did

        • User 1

          Go fucking kill yourself. No real Call of Duty player gives a fuck about faggot monetization

    • User 1
      • Can’t tell if you’re salty or if you’re just upset that I’m a fur and you’re not. 🙂

        To be honest, you’re quite silly. Plus, i already reported/blocked you. Take care and have fun! 😀 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e1c91b96c0d0391de4cb100cf44aec8d24648f406226f7531314d5e2184e264.jpg

        • User 1

          Keep on keeping on my delusional brother

        • User 1

          LOL just saw those pictures, I thought it would be some retarded report to Disqus but it’s just a collage of my comments. Looks like I have made the hitlist of yet another retard.

        • User 1

          Swear to fuck half you retards cope with people insulting you by talking in a way your psychiatrist suggested- it’s so obvious.

        • User 1

          Fucking furry faggot loser you would’ve been in an insane asylum 50 years ago.

        • User 1

          How you circumvent the need to kill yourself on a daily basis is thoroughly beyond me.

  • The Gaming Revolution

    So 30 kills over the course of a 20 minute video is fine, but 30 kills over the course of a 2 minute video is not? Fuck off, youtube has been getting progressively shitty since 2015, but this new advertising bullshit has just crossed the line. Youtube used to just be a casual place where people could go and just relax, but now it honestly gives me anxiety when I watch all of my favorite creators talking about how their content is going to change since their salary is being decreased.

    • That’s honestly so ass backwards. You can upload a 20 minute video and still get it monetized but the minute you actually put effort into your content and actually edit the video, you’re punished for it and can’t have the opportunity to make money from it? What?

      • Youtube must be angry they can’t earn more than a UAV.

        • User 1

          Yea and I bet you can “Moo Cow”

          • 1v1 nerd ill noscope u with the the cowtec intervention

          • User 1

            If you have PS4 I’ll 1v1 you right now and literally bet my life that you’ll get raped

          • I don’t own a PS4.

    • User 1

      Shut up faggot you have no say in what happens

      • The Gaming Revolution

        That is true, grass is also green.

  • lunator100hd .

    For real?

  • Its about time the likes of Ali A and tMrtn stopped clutching CoD’s cash coat tails and got a proper fucking job.

    Best thing to happen all year

    • Mercys

      dude, Ali A and Tmrtn can continue to make their videos. What are you talking about, this is just for montages. But videos like let’s play, or cut coms, or anything else that is not MONTAGES are allowed. Read the entire article before stating your opinion.

    • imBATMAN

      lmao they’re not making montages they’re doing commentaries
      “While these new changes might effect montages, YouTube made it clear that they will still allow monetizing of regular videos and Let’s Play series.”

      • User 1

        Let me get this straight “imBATMAN”…. you sit on Charlieintel all day spewing stupid shit- gives me the impression you spend more time commenting than playing any actual COD game. Are you retarded?

        • imBATMAN

          I’m not retarded…well maybe, but when i’m bored I like to hop on the computer hoping that lunator sends me a nude or two

          • He’s probably mad because you and I are too busy tearing up Lunator’s sweet ass and he ain’t gettin none

          • imBATMAN

            i couldn’t agree more

          • User 1

            Would you look at that… the casual gaming faggots are friends

          • imBATMAN

            No shit we’re friends, we love lunators sweet cheeks, that bonds two men for life

          • User 1

            You’re not a man

          • imBATMAN

            thanks, i guess im a manly man

          • User 1

            Congratulations faggot. You are a cliche: denialist internet neckbeard retard.

          • imBATMAN

            If that’s a manly man then so be it 😉

          • User 1

            It’s not, it’s actually the scum of the civilized world

          • imBATMAN

            scum rhymes with i’m an amazing human being and user 1 rubs a chub to me

          • User 1

            ur not ur a fucking retard casual gamer.. prolly play a few hours a week and spend the rest on charlieintel at your shitty wage slave job watching youtube

          • imBATMAN

            lmao so what if i’m a casual gamer? So you bagging on me being a casual makes me assume you spend 100+ hours a week playing in your moms basement with your virgin self

          • User 1

            Casuals are fucking scum and losers

          • imBATMAN

            lmao ok keep believing that and keep your virginity

          • User 1

            Yo faggot my old account got banned. But yeah, casual gamers are the worst. You faggots cause deaths like no other (enemy calls in a uav and you go near people with uav jammer, block doorways when people are running from grenades, not running RPGs even though its the least your noob ass can do, camping in retarded spots when you could be defending, the list goes on..) Nothing to believe, it’s fact.

          • User 1

            Nah you’re a retard that should plunge sharp glass into your throat and cut horizontally but every reply you make indeed gives me a boner because I have a mental retards being humiliated fetish

          • imBATMAN

            That’s a weird fetish, but i’m not being humiliated lmao. From my perspective all you do is say some basic shit while I say some gay shit then you get mad and say some more basic shit

          • User 1

            My guess is that you’re a 5’7″ manlet with a molester-stache who deludes himself he has a life. (even though all you do is post insecure replies and attend classes at your minority infested community college)

          • imBATMAN

            I’m 5’25 9000.1 pounds with half a stache and I work as the male stripper for sony, so who’s winning at life bb

      • User 1

        You legit commented on when IW had extra prestiges added and said “Great, now all the sweaty nerd no lifers will have stuff to do” or something like that. What’s hilarious is that you have far less of a life than them and an albeit depressing one…

        • imBATMAN

          you are so full of sexy compliments today daddy. it’s assuring knowing i have a fan out there

      • User 1
        • imBATMAN

          thanks babe

    • PDX Guitar Freak

      As the others commenting have said, this won’t really impact them, so long as they stay away from montages. Plus, those guys could post videos of themselves slicing vegetables and their legions of impressionable 10 year old fans would still watch and say it’s the greatest shit since sliced bread LOL.

  • I don’t even…
    Are these guys just insane or something?

    • curi0us

      They’re at the mercy of advertisers. Google, and by extension youtube, has no choice but to adhere to the conditions they set out.

      Why do you think so many people are making patreon pages and shilling the hell out of them? The youtube bubble has burst, and anyone who relied on it solely for income are idiots.

      • DEMOLITION12

        lol? we are at the mercy of google. they run almost everything

        • Ervin Durand

          What? Anyone who doesn’t have Youtube as a primary source of income is not at Googles mercy. There are many other search engines that work well, other video sharing sites, and other email sites. Google dies, there are other options.

          • User 1

            Google will never die you fucking lunatic

      • User 1

        curi0us you are a fucking idiot.

        I’m really starting to hate this site because everyone here thinks they know everything about massive corporations… I’m sorry but if you think YouTube has burst you are fucking retarded

        • curi0us

          You certainly did a lot of insulting and a lot less educating me. Are you a feminist by chance?

      • User 1

        You legitimately must be a troll.

        There is no one that is THAT fucking retarded.

    • User 1

      Moo Cow logic: Billion dollar companies need to bend over backwards to minimum wage retards who want to make a few extra bucks off cancerous montages.

      It’s the other way around, friend.

  • Mick

    What the fuck is wrong with YouTube? Why all of a sudden this has to become a thing? It just doesn’t make sense to me. So all those years of people making montage vids in the past were acceptable but now YouTube just says “Uh… yeah we’re going to change our policy now to where if you made a sick ass montage vid, you may not get monetization from it.” Makes a shit ton of sense YouTube…

    • ccrows

      Ad revenue has dropped a lot on YT, and Youtube is trying to get that back.

      There is content (outside of COD) that I could see advertisers not wanting their brand associated with, but in this case (IMO) YT got it wrong…

  • ccrows

    Advertisers and ad revenue has been dropping on YT, but advertisers do need to realize that this is more about skill and not hate.

    I don’t make YT vids, but I do feel bad for anyone (especially here) that’s affected by this…

    • User 1

      Content creators with any skill are a needle in a haystack.

  • BradyAlucard

    YES! Sorry, I don’t like sniping clans.

    • ccrows

      They’re EZ kills though… 🙁

      • User 1

        Made an account just to tell you this: shut the fuck up

      • GinsuVictim

        I love to see some idiot go spinning through the air, eat my bullet, and hit the ground in a heap.

        • User 1

          Ya except you probably have a 1 K/D

      • BradyAlucard

        Not in MW2, MW3, and BO2.

  • Former

    “Gratuitous violence” LMFAO. So getting a quad feed is just too much for people? “Oh dear, that’s a lot of dead pixels…I think I’m gonna vomit!”

    Youtube really is going down the shitter. So depressing.

    • User 1

      If you think a quad feed is worthy of a video then you are an idiot. Maybe this change isn’t so bad after all.

      • Former

        The post is about demonetizing montages. Quad feeds are generally used for montages…Nohwere in my comment did I imply a video would be solely a quad feed, you thick-headed inbred

        • User 1

          Shut up retard I’ll bet my fucking right arm you suck at the game

          • Former

            Damn you’re salty. Maybe I should’ve went easier on you….Nah. You’re still a thick-headed inbred.

          • User 1

            Yeah nerd just walk away from the computer and go about your daily routine of delusions of grandeur

          • Former

            Ouch. Still salty? Try drinking some water – should help.

          • User 1

            There is no doubt in my mind that you will continue replying until you either die or this site goes down. Thus, I will continue writing responses right here in this comment chain to make you suffer. One triggered nerd per day keeps a smile on my face.

          • User 1

            I can’t even remember what this argument was about- it’s just hilarious to me that you’re getting upset. Additionally, everytime I see your shitty YouTube profile picture (that looks like a third grader made it) I laugh.

          • User 1

            Fucking loser that probably has a collective total of 5,000 views on his down syndrome channel is getting upset that he can’t cash out on his $2 per video.

          • Former

            Yes. I’m clearly getting upset. Not the guy who just replied 3 times in a row. You’re so intelligent.

          • User 1

            Address them all kid you’ll have less shit to tell yourself later

          • Former

            Nah. I don’t address the angry ramblings of a pathetic troll. Your entire profile was made to be a dumbass – then when I call you a thick-headed inbred (which you certainly are), you get salty af.

            You’re cute.

          • User 1

            So stop replying to what I say if I’m a troll. Surely you aren’t insecure about what some troll has to say?

          • Former

            Nah, I think I’ll keep doing it just to dissatisfy you.

          • User 1

            I’m sure that’s the reason

          • User 1

            Well one of us has to stop replying eventually and seeing as you more than likely live in some middle class nightmare it’s safe to say it’ll be you

          • Former

            Exactly what does social class have to do with replying on a online forum? Were you dropped on your head as a kid, or does your ignorance stem from long term parental neglect, or something?

          • User 1

            You’re much more likely to get shot in the shithole you live in than I am where I live.

          • Former

            So first I’m in a “middle class nightmare” and now I’m apparently in a ghetto where I’d get shot? Make up your mind, kid.

          • User 1

            What’s the difference

  • Right so a quckscope or trickshot montage or w/e is so “violent”, oh come in it’s a freaking video game of people jumping off the top of building spinning doing some weird crap to get kills. fucking violence? More like a polite way of telling montage YouTubers to fuck off

  • imBATMAN

    we should upload montages on Porn hub and become famous porn stars

  • Tossing a C4

    We need a new video watching platform. YouTube is dying and it seems to only be digging its own grave at this point.

    • PuddleOfStix

      I upload to Vidme. Newer, but lots of potential.

    • User 1

      Sure neckbeard billions of videos watched daily and YouTube is dying because some faggots can’t make 5 bucks off their gay videos

  • User 1

    What montage creator/funny clip faggot has any actual skill deserving of money anyway. Nothing of value was lost.

    • User 1

      Hopefully this is the beginning of a downward spiral that sees YouTube pulls the plug on violent content monetization completely- would see far less faggots in the Call of Duty community.

  • The9tailedgamer

    Montagers after this news:
    How could this happen to meeeee, ive made my mistaaaakes

  • Negative

    youtube is fucking retarted now. hope the whole platform is dead in a few years

    • User 1

      Yeah man pass me the joint I think Google will die too man and Yahoo and IGN *puffs*

  • Beast Mode

    If an ad is shown on a violent video game….

    Its because the viewer wants to watch a violent video game….

  • Beast Mode

    So…the gaming industry that made you who you are now has to be taking the backseat so pregnant elsa can pee on gay spiderman???

  • Qaotik

    The walking dead glorifies killing and those channels get ads out their asses, but a call of duty montage video can’t?

  • TonyMonterey

    So in other words YouTube continues to kill off anything that made it successful.

    • User 1

      Yeah some squeaky lunatics/loser neckbeards uploading their 5 minutes of down syndrome glory failing hard with a 1 K/D made a multi-billion dollar corporation successful

  • imBATMAN

    User 1 likes to get shagged by his dad
    my number 1 fan <3

    • User 1

      I don’t even have a Dad, but based on your posts I can deduce that whatever you practice in the bedroom is far worse than incest.

      • imBATMAN

        Everyone suddenly doesn’t have a dad (or mom) when I talk about them, and that’s fucked up boy, acting like the person who gave you a roof on your head doesn’t exist so you can get sympathy points on a comment section.

        • User 1

          So every post I make you feel the need to vigorously defend yourself and command some faggot (probably you) to upvote each post.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5000c092ce33df810a892e10e3a690241be9239da27766372db6c5f6dd758780.png

          • imBATMAN

            I never defend myself from a comment lmao maybe once or twice because im insecure about my third nipple

          • User 1

            Every single one I have made has come with a reply from you. If you’re so secure then how about you don’t reply?

          • imBATMAN

            I said insecure not secure, I just like talking to my number one fan

          • User 1

            I’m sure of it

          • imBATMAN

            I’m sure you’re wanking it to the thought of me <3 hows your day babe?

    • User 1

      You are literally a closet homosexual casual gamer and you have the gall to insult people lmfao

      • imBATMAN

        I feel like you secretly want me to be gay so we can fall in love and get married with 4 kids. I wasn’t insulting you, I was just trying to inform people of a dilemma because having sexual intercourse with your father isn’t normal and I know that may seem weird to you but you need to stop being shagged by your dad

        • User 1

          The lies we tell ourselves

          • imBATMAN

            You mean truth?

          • User 1

            If I were you I would take it easy on blowing half your minimum wage payroll on paying the faggot who upvotes all your comments

          • imBATMAN

            Nah i’ll stick to paying people to upvote my comments

          • User 1

            Just like you’re sticking your gay lovers semen all over your face.

          • imBATMAN

            Is that wrong?

          • User 1

            Maybe that’s why you can’t afford a fucking $15 DLC

          • imBATMAN

            I can but I won’t spend my money unless it’s lunators nudes

    • User 1

      Just checked out imBATMAN’s recent comments. None! After posting fucking daily for years. Has he killed himself? I fucking hope so.

      • imBATMAN

        sorry I have a life unlike you, but thanks for still thinking about me <3 I love my fans

        • User 1

          I’m sure you do

          • imBATMAN

            Thanks for agreeing 🙂

  • Unclecoon

    Goodbye spratt pamaj and testy…you will be missed

    • User 1

      No they won’t

  • Hitman

    All this shenanigans will give rise to a new Youtube format

  • Aidan

    Oh man, YouTube…

  • RdJokr

    This is some grade-A bullshit. I swear, society is getting way too sensitive about video game violence now.

    • GinsuVictim

      I was watching John Wick 2 the other night thinking about all the crybabies who would weep over the gun violence…..and I smiled.

      • User 1

        You sound like you’re mentally ill

  • Anup Prabhakar

    faktube becaming worst day by day

    • User 1

      I’m sure YouTube has a hurricane in their boardroom because some Indian faggot doesn’t approve.

  • SPAWNST4R

    Hahahahaha more nails in the CoD coffin , love it

    • Jon

      Let’s just hope someone puts you in the coffin before that final nail is put in.

      • SPAWNST4R

        So you think people are put in coffins only as the final nail is put in, makes perfect cod fanboi sense that haha. Off you pop dickhead

        • User 1

          Shut the fuck up….

    • Matt

      They mention Battlefield as well…

  • huh-huh-HOW’SITGOINGUYS DON’TFORGETTOLIKEANDSUBSCRIBE

  • Alexandre “Vega” Gonçalves

    This kind of politics deserves for clans like FaZe who there are promoting the game for Activision

  • Alejandro de la Vega

    This kind of politic deserves to the clans like FaZe who there are promoting the game for Activision

  • W1LL1AM04

    There goes my channel

    • User 1

      Who were you again?

  • W1LL1AM04

    It’s gameplay not an Al qaeda beheading

  • djml9

    I wouldnt call a cod montage “gratutous violence” though.

  • dandoodle669

    This is happening because youtube wants to replace TV. Youtube grew up based on gamers, and now that they have a large diverse view base, they decide to stab their supporters in the back and push them off a cliff.

  • Danny

    What a bunch of retards. They make the stupidest policy I`ve ever known lol.