Raiding, which was first mentioned in the 2017 TwitchCon keynote, is an essential aspect of the live streaming culture. We’re sure you’ve pondered how to raid on Twitch, whether you’re a new creator getting your feet wet in streaming or a viewer curious about this function.
You’ve arrived at the correct location!
We’ll go through the basics of raiding in this handy short tutorial, including:
- How to Go About It
- How to set up and manage raids
- The advantages of raiding
- The distinctions between similar features, such as hosting.
We’ll be sure you’ll know how to raid someone on Twitch by the end of it.
How Does a Twitch Raid Work?
Let’s begin with the fundamentals. Raiding is a vital function that allows you to redirect your live audience to a different channel after you’ve finished streaming. You can use it during your broadcast, but incoming viewers will only see your stream, not the raid targets. As a result, it’s better to use it following a broadcast.
Twitch raids allow you to share and extend the enjoyment by sending your viewers to another stream.
It’s also a fantastic method to form bonds with your fellow live streamers. Raiding is a fun communal activity that allows broadcasters to help one another.
Imagine the advantages of raiding a more significant channel, only to have that channel detect you and raid you back! Raiding has many benefits, one of which is an increase in the number of followers. We’ll go through those advantages in greater depth later in this tutorial.
For the time being, let’s concentrate on the collaborative nature of raiding, which is akin to hosting.
Twitch Raid vs. Host
Streamers can use hosting and raiding to promote each other and reach new audiences. It’s easy to mix them up because they’re so similar. However, they are not the same!
First and foremost, we should mention that you can host someone on Twitch during a raid; when you’re offline, your channel will also host your raid target’s channel.
Let’s compare the two now:
- Twitch raiding is when you direct your viewers to another person’s video stream. As a result, it’s as though the situation has been reversed! On the other hand, in hosting the viewers are not redirected. The target channel’s stream is instantly embedded on your page, and your audience stays put.
- In most cases, hosting is more of a passive instrument. It’s usually used to show off the content you enjoy during your downtime (and you can set it up automatically, thanks to the Twitch Auto-Host feature).
- On the other hand, raiding is a direct call to action in which you instruct your Twitch raid viewers to spread some love. Raiding is also more of an occasion, with a sense of urgency and excitement. Hosting comes very handily when you’re not online. When live streamers are offline, they frequently host each other’s videos. Raiding necessitates a different approach: it’s better to begin a raid as close to the end of your stream as possible.
How to Raid Someone on Twitch?
It’s good to offer your viewers advance notice of the raid and inform them of the targeted channel. That way, everyone is aware of what is going on. There are two ways to begin a raid now.
You can use the /raid Twitch raid command, followed by your target’s name. Select your target by clicking the Raid Channel quick action on your Creator dashboard.
So far, everything has gone well! So, what’s going to happen next?
Timer for the Raid
A pop-up notification will appear with a 10-second Twitch raid timer that counts the number of raiders taking part. You can click the Raid Now button after 10 seconds to start the raid.
You may see a purple bar at the bottom during your countdown and wonder why it’s there. If that bar is empty and you haven’t clicked “Raid Now” or “Cancel,” the raid will begin automatically. Isn’t it cool?
If you change your mind about the raid during the countdown, remember that you may simply type /unpaid or cancel it. Join prompt’s notification with a countdown can also be seen by Twitch raid watchers. They’ll be moved to the raid target channel at the end of the countdown. By pressing the Exit button on the message, they can leave the raid at any time. So, nobody is forced to stay in this type of raid!
On mobile, you can start or join a Twitch raid. For tiny channels, moments like these may be inspiring, especially if the raid is large. The greater the raid, the greater the shock.
You’ve just learned how to raid on Twitch! We assure you that it will be simple. There are a few extra factors to bear in mind when raiding.
How Do I Set Up a Raid?
Don’t be alarmed if robbing appears to be a chaotic activity. You have complete control over who and how can raid you.
Let’s take a closer look at those possibilities.
Who Has the Authority to Raid Me?
You should be aware that you are open to all raids and raiders by default. This means you, at any time, can be raided.
That doesn’t appeal to you? You have the option to handle any impending Twitch raids, which is fortunate.
- Go to your Creator Dashboard and select Stream Settings.
- Scroll down until you reach the Raids section.
- You can select from the following options:
- All raids have permission (default)
- Only allow raids from friends, teammates, and channels you’ve subscribed to.
- All raids – blocked.
Depending on how brave you are, you may tailor your Twitch raiding experience and have fun in your way.
Who has Raided Me?
You should go through your recent raids to see if you missed any notifications. Go to your Chat Settings by clicking the cog in the lower right corner of your chat. Go to the Tasks area and click on Review Recent Raids to double-check that you didn’t miss anything.