Escape from Tarkov

DrLupo explains why Escape from Tarkov is an “absolute blast” to play

Published: 6/Jan/2020 5:30 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 5:36

by Andrew Amos

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Like many other content creators, Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo has been trying his hand at FPS title Escape from Tarkov this week, with the streamer saying he’s been “hoping for a moment like this for the game.”

Escape from Tarkov has taken over Twitch to start off 2020, frequently topping the charts as the most viewed game on the platform. ‘Dr Disrespect,’ Michael ‘shroud’ Grzemiek, and other streamers have fantasized over the game, helping refresh the livestreaming landscape.

DrLupo is the latest streamer to speak positively about the Battlestate FPS-RPG fusion, saying that streaming the game to his audience has been rewarding.

SecretlabDrLupo has found a deeper love for streaming thanks to Escape from Tarkov.

The streamer opened up to his fans on Twitter on January 5, describing how Tarkov has made him fall deeper in love with streaming once again.

“Streaming Tarkov has been an absolute blast,” he said. “Been hoping for a moment like this for the game. No matter how long it lasts, I hope people enjoy watching it. I haven’t been this happy streaming a game in a bit.”

While DrLupo has been streaming EFT on-and-off over the last year, he’s seen a major spike in viewership this week thanks to the activation of in-game drops.

His channel has peaked at just shy of 40,000 viewers multiple times over the last seven days, with many people tuning in for the chance to get some loot.

The numbers replicate the streamer’s success during the release of Fortnite, to which he was incredibly thankful to his fans, old and new alike.

“My channel saw numbers that we haven’t in a long time, in a game I’ve had a love for since I started playing it a long time ago,” he said on January 3. “I literally don’t know what to say other than thank you.”

The drops haven’t just affected DrLupo’s channel, but the entire platform. The game has peaked at the top of Twitch across the drops period as well, with almost 26 million hours watched, up 594% from the week before. 

The game’s most popular content creator ‘Pestily’ reached almost six million hours watched on his channel this week alone, up over 4,600%. He beat the likes of Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and Dr Disrespect, who have also been streaming the game.

SullygnomeDrLupo’s stream exploded when the Escape from Tarkov drops started.

With drops now disabled, whether the game will be able to maintain its position at the top of Twitch will now be questioned.

But for players like DrLupo, they’ll be hoping to ride the wave as long as possible to enjoy making content for one of their favorite games without the stress of conforming to what everyone wants.

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.

Discussion starts at 1:12:48 in the video below. 

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.