Back 4 Blood, a new first-person shooter, has copyrighted music on its soundtrack, which means streaming it online could be risky.
Turtle Rock Studios’ Back 4 Blood is a new multiplayer zombie shooter that will be released in its entirety on October 12th. However, before the game’s official release, the developers warned players about a probable flaw in the game’s music.
Streamers and Twitch have had to deal with copyrighted music on stream throughout 2021, as we’ve seen. Although progress has been made in recent weeks, there is still the possibility of getting blacklisted if you play the wrong music.
Turtle Rock told streamers on October 7th that if they plan to stream Back 4 Blood, they should lower the music down to avoid being banned.
“Creators, pay attention! This is crucial to know whether you’re streaming or preparing #Back4Blood VOD content: the jukebox includes licensed music that will play when it’s used,” Barry tweeted. “Because we do not hold the streaming rights to the songs that play, please turn off your music when using the jukebox.”
The good news is that the jukebox isn’t the only method to listen to music in the game, but the possibility of streamers being prohibited from music that’s already in the game seemed to irritate some players.
Developers, on the other hand, were the ones who initially brought the problem to their attention, so it’s only fitting that they have a patch on the way as well.
In response to another user’s question about whether a “stream safe” mute option will be introduced to the game, Barry affirmed that the developers were working on one.
It’s unclear whether it’ll be accessible by the time Back 4 Blood opens on October 12th, but if devs are already tweeting about it, it’s a fair bet.