Raiding on Twitch is an essential part of growing on the platform as a content creator. It provides support for fellow streamers and allows you to connect with others. Also, other people may raid you. But what is it really and how do you raid? We all have answers to those questions.
What is a raid?
When you’re nearing the end of a stream, you often have friends or viewers still watching to support you. However, if you turn off the feed completely, that audience count will disappear. To spread cheers and keep your viewers entertained, you can use a Twitch attack. It’s like bar jumping. You like one place and then move on to the next stop, but you as the streamer decide which path your viewers take. After activating the raid, your channel immediately switches to the creator you selected.
Here are the best tips. First, show an interest in the stream you’ve watched. They will usually have a notification and will scream at you in their chat along with a link to your channel. Instead of stopping right away, start a conversation and make friends with the streamer and their viewers. Mix in and then if you have to leave, mention that you have to. Showing a genuine interest in another person and their community will help you stay connected in the long run.
As you can see in the video above, you can see how much a raid can mean for someone. J-Music Ensemble streamed on Twitch a jazz cover of Tekken 7’s “Infinite Azure” and was then attacked by a Guilty Gear competitive player named Hotashi with 255 viewers. This seemed to mean a lot to the musician, so the more he played, the more he fell in love with the fighting game community. Raids make an impact to make them valuable.
Second, make sure it’s a stream that your viewers will be interested in. It’s best to choose the same creator who is streaming the game as you are. If the channel is something you think is interesting and you want to share with your viewers, that’s great too. They truly cherish the love and this further develops that relationship.
How to raid
To raid, it’s pretty simple. Go to your chat and type /raid then enter the name of the channel you want to raid. Double-check that you have spelled it correctly. Once in, Twitch gives you a 10 second countdown, and you can then trigger the raid either by shutting down the feed or by clicking the purple raid button. Just make sure that if you do the following you will kill your stream.
If you are not streaming, you can also archive a channel that you like, but raids often make more sense for content creators.
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