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Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP: Extraction shooter gameplay, developers, more

Popular streamer Dr Disrespect launched Midnight Society to develop his own game, so here’s everything we know about DEADROP.

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Mustachioed FPS streamer Dr Disrespect has co-founded his own studio to develop a shooter to rival Warzone, Apex Legends, Tarkov, and more. Here’s everything we know about Midnight Society’s DEADROP, and what the Two-Time’s very own game could look like.

Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, better known as Dr Disrespect, is one of the most popular streamers in the world. Known for his mullet, mustache, and shades, Dr Disrespect plays a variety of the most popular FPS games, although he offers intense criticism from time to time.

A former game developer, Dr Disrespect has now launched Midnight Society, a studio that’s developing a game to rival the most popular shooters and battle royale games.

With an early build in the wild, here’s everything we know about Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP, including the extraction-based gameplay, developers, and how NFTs are involved.

Does Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP have a release date?

DEADROP is still in the early stages of development and there’s no word on when the game could be released. However, a July blog post confirmed that playable builds of the game will drop every six weeks, allowing players to test the game and help in its development.

The first “Snapshot” went live on July 29, allowing Access Pass holders to play a section of the game. This is part of their unique development style, for which they’ve coined the term ‘Day Zero Community.’

This will have players involved early in the development process where they could be “testing reload times and recoil patterns in a firing range or jumping in for the first-ever PVP sessions.”

Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP gameplay & features

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Dr Disrespect’s game, DEADROP, is set to be the first-ever “Vertical Extraction Shooter.” Previously, the devs revealed that it’s “the next AAA competitive PvPvE first-person shooter” that’s built “from the ground up in Unreal Engine 5.”

Senior developer Robert Bowling explained that DEADROP “combines the map design of an arena shooter with the large scale and player counts of a Battle Royale (with some element of last man standing) but with the session-to-session persistence and ability to extract early.”

DEADROP is unique in that the action will take place over several floors of a skyscraper, with Doc teasing that fire acts as the ‘circle’ that pushes players together as more and more die off.

Escape from Tarkov is often regarded as the blueprint for extraction-style games, where players load into a map with their own loadout and must loot and fight other players to find the best gear, and only get to keep what they extract with. Call of Duty is set to throw its hat in the ring with Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode, and DEADROP could be another competitor.

DEADROP is also set to be focused on competitive play, with the developers confirming that “the pros, the players, the teams, the content creators,” will get insight into “design decisions, feature prioritizing, and balancing discussions when that feedback could be used.”

Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP platforms

Currently, DEADROP’s “Snapshots” are only available to PC players with the Access Pass Founders NFT. However, you’ll need a powerful rig to be able to handle this early build.

While there are plans to bring DEADROP to consoles in the future, it’ll be “a bit longer” until the console builds go live. However, the “second Snapshot will have 100% controller support, so that we can be ready for consoles.”

They explained that they “need to work through console certification with [Xbox and PlayStation], we’re working through it with them as fast as we can.”

What could Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP be inspired by?

Dr Disrespect will play almost anything where you can shoot a gun, but he lives by the motto “Violence, Speed, Momentum,” and looks for it in the games he plays.

After finding success in PUBG, Dr Disrespect is all over anything in the battle royale genre and keeps coming back to Escape from Tarkov. He believes that traditional multiplayer games such as Halo Infinite needs a battle royale to survive. However, he’s been extremely critical of Warzone over the past couple of years, slamming its aim assist, server issues, lack of map changes, audio, and more.

In a stream from June 27, the Doc stated that the game will be inspired by the games that he and the developers play, “whether it’s a battle royale game, whether it’s a survival game, whether it’s an extraction shooter kind of experience…this game that we’re building is going to sort of grab a lot of inspiration from all these different genres and we’re gonna kind of create our own PVP/PVE narrative and experience.”

Timestamp: 36:05

Dr Disrespect’s DEADROP developers

Dr Disrespect launched Midnight Society along with two industry titans, Robert Bowling and Quinn DelHoyo.

Bowling is a former Infinity Ward dev who oversaw the release of each game in the original Modern Warfare trilogy. He’s since worked with gaming and esports companies such as NRG and EA, but is now co-founder and Studio Head of Midnight Society.

DelHoyo is a former Gears of War and Halo developer who has held a number of roles such as Multiplayer Designer, Lead Weapons Designer, and Sandbox Designer. He’s now co-founder and Creative Director of Midnight Society.

Here’s the rest of the Midnight Society team:

  • Sumit Gupta – CEO and co-founder
  • Ryan Thompson – Gameplay Engineer
  • Eric Hallquist – Concept Artist
  • H. B. Duran – Marketing & PR
  • Darren Bacon – Studio Art Director
  • Greg Cox – Environment Artist
  • Ha Viet Nguyen – Central Tech Director
  • Rohit Gupta – Advisor
  • Lucy Lui – Community
  • Nick Engle – Community

With the talent Dr Disrespect’s game has on board, we could see elements of Call of Duty, Gears of War, and Halo, with a focus on esports.

How are NFTs involved in DEADROP?

Midnight Society made the controversial decision to include NFTs in DEADROP, with the studio partnering with Polygon to “promote player ownership.”

10,000 “Founders Pass” NFTs were dropped, giving players access to DEADROP as well as a procedurally generated profile picture that can be traded on crypto marketplaces.

Exactly how large of a role NFTs will play in DEADROP remains to be seen, but Dr Disrespect responded to the backlash by confirming that you don’t have to own an NFT to play the game. “You can’t buy your way to win,” he confirmed.


You can also check out everything we know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

Image Credit: Midnight Society / Thorsten Denk

Apex Legends

Wattson’s fence unusable in Apex Legends despite Season 14 fixes

Players are having trouble with Wattson’s fences yet again in Apex Legends, despite the Legend receiving fixes in Season 14 update.

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Apex Legends players are frustrated with Wattson’s fences as they claim the ability is unusable in Season 14.

Apex Legends players are finally able to enjoy the brand new Season 14 update, as the season dropped on August 9. Players have been getting to grips with Vantage, the overhauled Kings Canyon map, and various buffs and nerfs in the patch notes.

While some in the community have been focused on the Valkyrie nerfs and Mad Maggie buffs, which could potentially see her rise in popularity, others are disappointed with Wattson.

The new update supposedly brought improvements to Wattson’s fence placement, but the community have been experiencing the opposite.

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Reddit user oscarwildeaf has highlighted the issue with Wattson’s fences on the Apex Legends subreddit, posting a video of the problem while sarcastically saying “another great patch for Wattson.”

The patch notes claimed that the devs had made “improvements” to the placement of Wattson fences, as there have been many issues with the ability in the past.

In the video, the player attempts to place Wattson fences but is inconveniently unable to do so, despite the UI showing that it is possible.

This is obviously extremely frustrating for Wattson players in Apex Legends Season 14, as her electric fences are her main tool and this isn’t the first time there have been issues with it.

One user in the comments of the post even said “Wattsons been dealing with this for a while anytime they change fences or arcstars they break s***. You can expect a fix maybe in season 15, time to retire Wattson for 14.”

Clearly, this player feels that Wattson’s fence placement will be broken for some time, but hopefully Respawn prove them wrong and bring a permanent fix for the issue soon.

On the topic of bugs and issues, a new Apex Legends Season 14 glitch is causing characters to have the wrong abilities, making for some hilarious clips.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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When is Apex Legends Season 15? Season 14 end date, leaked Legend, more

Here’s everything we know about Apex Legends Season 15 including the expected start date, Legend, and map leaks.

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Vantage and Mirage in Apex Legends Season 14

Apex Legends Season 14 arrived on August 9, bringing new Legend Vantage and significant Kings Canyon map changes. Season 15 is next up, so here’s everything we know including the expected start date, leaked Legend, and more.

Apex Legends is now in its fourteenth season since its February 2019 release, bringing new weapons, maps, and of course, Legends, throughout the seasons. Season 14 has brought Vantage to the Apex Games, as well as increasing the level cap and changing Battle Pass challenges.

Season 15 arrives later in 2022, so here’s when Season 14 is scheduled to end and usher in the new season, as well as the leaked Legend and map that could arrive.

Apex Legends Season 15 start date & Season 14 end date

While Respawn Entertainment haven’t revealed a release date for Apex Legends Season 15, Season 14 is set to wrap up on November 8, 2022.

Assuming there are no delays, we expect Season 15 to kick off right after Season 14 concludes, bringing a new Battle Pass, Legend, and perhaps even a new map.

New Legend leaked for Apex Legends Season 15

According to datamining from ‘SomeoneWhoLeaks,’ Catalyst is set to be Apex Legends Season 15’s Legend.

Catalyst’s leaked abilities have been known for a while now, where the Legend will be able to create cover and platforms with ferrofluid. SomeoneWhoLeaks said that the Season 14 update added “New lines of code for the next legend, Catalyst,” with the files including a “ferro_wall” ability.

Here are all of Catalyst’s leaked abilities:

  • Passive: Reinforce
    • Standing near your ferrofluid structures, doors, and other Legends placeables will strengthen their integrity and allow them to take significantly more damage.
  • Tactical: Ferro Shot
    • On impact, the shot creates a ramp of hardened ferrofluid that can be extended with more shots. Can also be used to create platforms on walls. (Max 3 structures)
  • Ultimate: Iron Tower
    • Ferrofluid rises up from below pushing you upwards while creating a tall solid column under you.

Of course, this is just a leak for now so Catalyst might be scheduled for a later season or scrapped altogether.

New map could arrive in Apex Legends Season 15

An upcoming Apex Legends map called “Divided Moon” leaked back in March, and if Respawn Entertainment stay consistent with how often they add a new map, it could arrive in Season 15.

Respawn tends to add a new Apex Legends map every four seasons, with Season 3 bringing World’s Edge, Season 7 bringing Olympus, and Season 11 bringing Storm Point. This means that Season 15 could be the next season to bring a new map, but there’s far from any guarantee.


For more on Apex Legends Season 14 in the meantime, be sure to check out the best PC settings and all of the Ranked changes.

Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment

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How to complete Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests: Free RLCS cosmetics

Here’s how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests to unlock free RLCS cosmetics as rewards.

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The Rocket League crossover has brought new challenges to Fortnite, and here’s how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests to unlock free RLCS cosmetics.

Fortnite has become known for its numerous crossovers, with Epic Games adding Marvel characters like Spider-Man and even real-life celebrities such as The Rock to the battle royale title.

Now, brand-new challenges are available for players to tackle as part of the Rocket League crossover in Chapter 3, Season 3. We’ll go over how you can complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests.

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How to enter Fortnite Rocket League Live Worlds event

The Rocket League Live Worlds event in Fortnite began on August 9 and will end on August 14. During this event, you can head into a new Rocket League-themed map in Fortnite’s Creative mode.

Here’s how to enter this map:

  1. Launch Fortnite
  2. Open Creative Mode
  3. Head to Island Code
  4. Enter the code 8205-6994-2065

How to complete Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests

Once you’re on the map, you can check your Quests tab to see all the available Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests, and completing these will grant you RLCS cosmetics as free rewards.

Here are all the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests:

  • Deal Damage to Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Deal Damage to Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Eliminate Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)
  • Eliminate Opponents at the RL Live Deathmatch (0/1)

These are fairly straightforward and you should be able to get them done within a minute or so of landing in the match. Simply fire away at your opponents and once you’ve dealt damage and eliminated them, the challenges will be marked as completed.

Fortnite x Rocket League rewards

Successfully completing all the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests will unlock four new RLCS cosmetics in Chapter 3, Season 3. These include a new Glider and Back Bling.

Here are all the Fortnite x Rocket League rewards:

  • Rocket League Trophy Back Bling
  • Regal Rocket Glider
  • Nice Shot! Emoticon
  • Golden Goal Spray

That covers everything that you need to know about how to complete the Fortnite x Rocket League Live Quests. Be sure to hop into the game and get these free rewards before the event comes to an end.


For more Fortnite content, check out our guides on how to crouch and flip a car in the game as well as this leak revealing a first-person mode.

Image credits: Epic Games

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