Twitch’s Latest Patch Reminded Us About ‘Subtember’

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For those still streaming on Twitch, the latest patch notes to emerge from within the platform have reminded us that ‘Subtember’ is on the horizon. This is that limited-time event that sees all paid subscriptions get a hefty price decrease – amongst other things.

Not only that, but the August patch notes revealed several changes coming to the platform, such as amendments to how banned users interact with your content and a Featured Clips stream that’ll act as a ‘YouTube Shorts’ or a TikTok feed.

Are We Still Using Twitch Or No?

In the last few months, a nauseating battle has taken place between the biggest streaming platforms in the business, with users on both sides of the Twitch x Kick wire going at each others’ throats with a voracious attitude. From $100 million contracts to staggering controversies and from suspect changes to viewership figures that are dropping universally, the world of streaming has been a turbulent one of late.

But there are some changes coming to the Twitch platform that may be a silver lining against some of those dark clouds.

It was recently revealed in the latest Twitch patch notes that some impactful amendments are on the way. For instance, there will be a feature that streamers can use to make sure banned users cannot even see their content.

There’s also going to be a Featured Clips mechanic that’ll allow users to propagate their clips across the platform, much like TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts. There will be metrics dashboards to track the performance of said clips.

And, of course, Subtember is on the horizon – which always excites even the smallest streamers. During the month of September, subscriptions become much more affordable, taking on the following discounts:

  • 1 Month: 25% off
  • 3 Month: 25% off
  • 6 Month: 30% off

And then, from the 26th to the 27th of September, all gift subs will be 25% off – with no limits.

There will also be a heavy discount campaign through the Twitch merch store while Subtember plays out around the world.

This is the time when ‘subathons’ crop up all over the platform, with streamers taking advantage of the discounts to generate a little more income from their viewers. It’s not a bad thing by any means, but it can get a little busy on Twitch, that’s for sure.

Will you be taking part in Subtember?

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