Escape from Tarkov

Dr Disrespect reveals how Escape From Tarkov could be improved

Published: 3/Jan/2020 21:42

by Eli Becht

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Twitch star Dr Disrespect is just the latest streamer to jump into Escape from Tarkov and he’s been loving it, but there’s one thing he thinks could change that would greatly improve the game.

Beginning on December 30 and running until January 5 Twitch drops have been enabled in the game so viewers have been able to pick up some free gear just by watching streamers play.

This had led to more streamers picking up the FPS and trying it out since viewer interest was way up. Dr Disrespect decided to give the game a try, and he’s already said he’s been loving the game so far.

Battlestate GamesEscape from Tarkov has a high learning curve that streamers have been enjoying.

However, just because you love a game, it doesn’t mean that it is free from criticisms. Doc offered up a suggestion that would greatly improve Tarkov, and it comes back to one thing he talks about a lot for other titles – audio.

He compared it to real-life if he were talking or screaming, basically making a loud noise.

“You would probably be able to hear me at the silos all the way over there,” he started. “That’s about 350 yards away. They definitely would hear me and that would be sick. Think about that level of proximity chat in the game. If they absolutely nailed the audio design… the potential.”

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Doc has always been a big proponent of getting high-quality audio in games. We can’t blame him too much for that since he has to listen to something with his Turtle Beach headset.

It’s worth mentioning that Escape from Tarkov is still in its beta period, so plenty of changes could still be on the way before it officially launches.

Right now, EFT is in a pretty good state, and is only gaining in popularity thanks to all of the streamers that have been picking the game up.

Battlestate Games/Twitch: DrDisrespectDr Disrespect has one simple change that would greatly improve Escape from Tarkov.

Of course, Doc is very hot and cold when it comes to pretty much any game, so we’re sure once the honeymoon period fades, the Two-Time will have some more scathing comments regarding the title.

For the time being, the streamer has been loving his time, and viewers have shared the same sentiment.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect explains what Warzone could learn from Escape from Tarkov

Published: 12/Jan/2021 16:55

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect is never one to keep an opinion to himself on the big shooter games and the same goes for Warzone, as he’s pointed the game’s developers could learn a thing or two from Escape from Tarkov. 

EFT has been up and down in terms of popularity in the last 12 months, enjoying purple patches where streamers like xQc, Summit1g, and shroud have jumped in to boost its popularity. One of those big personalities was Doc, who played Tarkov multiple times for his audience to watch along.

His stint on it was never really consistent enough to call it his main game, whereas Warzone has been a staple of the Champions Club streams for some time.

Now though, the Two-Time has singled out one feature where the Call of Duty title just doesn’t compare.

Warzone character skydiving without a parachute
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Warzone has had many major updates since Black Ops Cold War released, but audio issues remain present.

Dr Disrespect on Warzone audio issues

During his YouTube stream on January 11, the self-proclaimed best video gamer in the world lashed out at the battle royale’s audio after a defeat. He claimed that it made it sound like opponents were 100 feet away in a warehouse, before creeping up on him.

He said: “A game like Escape from Tarkov, a game that has perfect audio, blows this game’s audio out by 500% – trust me.

“Trust me, any real gamer would say the same thing. It blows this audio out by like a thousand, but the reason why is because it caters to (competitive players). You hear something at a distance, a shot, footstep, you hear it!”

The streamer proceeded to imitate the sound in Warzone, making loud beatbox-style noises with his mic.

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This isn’t the first game that Doctor Disrespect’s had a problem with, from an audio standpoint. Almost all battle royale games have come under fire at the hands of the Two-Time, who has previously mocked Fortnite, Apex Legends, and others for the same thing.

It appears that Escape from Tarkov – despite not being as popular a game as Activision’s – is one that he actually admires.

Whether or not future updates will address the issue he’s highlighted remains to be seen, but until that time it looks like he’s going to have some big frustrations on Verdansk and Rebirth Island.