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Dr Disrespect reveals streaming income compared to CoD developer salary

Published: 22/Oct/2019 9:30 Updated: 22/Oct/2019 10:19

by Calum Patterson


Top Call of Duty, compared to his earnings now as one of the most popular livestreamers in the world.

The self-proclaimed face of Twitch has amassed a following of over 3.7 million on the platform, having only started streaming full time in 2016.


However, before this, the Doc worked at Sledgehammer Games, as a developer on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, mainly as a level designer.

Although he has shown he still has a passion for level design, even creating his own Modern Warfare-style 2v2 map on stream, he has revealed why he won’t be returning to the industry any time soon.


“When I’m making millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of dollars, just to put on a show, in comparison to $56,000 plus bonus after three years of working on a project and bonus is barely as much as the salary.” Dr Disrespect said.

“The math is just a little different,” he concluded.

How much does Dr Disrespect make on Twitch?

With an estimated sub count of over 22,000, Dr Disrespect is bringing in around $100,000 a month from subscribers alone, based on around $4.50 per sub (tier 2 and tier 3 subscriptions are worth significantly more, too).


This is before any donations or ad revenue is considered, and perhaps the most lucrative part of being a big streamer: sponsored streams. Many game developers will pay big money to get their game in front of an audience of millions.

For example, one report suggested that fellow streamer Apex Legends.

NinjaNinja was reportedly paid $1 million to do sponsored streams of Apex Legends.

Doc also had sponsored streams for Apex Legends, as well as other AAA games like Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and recent Call of Duty releases.


Next up, he will be playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – now being paid to play the game he was previously paid to make.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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