He did it again, boys. The notorious Dr. Disrespect has been banned days before participating in a $100,000 tournament. Ask any veteran player and they probably have heard of the infamous and competitive streamer. He has been criticized for sometimes taking his trash-talking too far in games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Warzone 2. The reason behind this ban was the alleged over-usage of proximity chat.
Proximity chat was a feature that was introduced back in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It allows players to overhear enemy squad members if they draw close enough, to create a sense of realism. It also allows them to listen in on opposing members’ conversations, although some players have used proximity chat for other purposes.
During a live stream on November 24, Dr Disrespect announced his seven-day ban from the game to his live audience, explaining that his ban was due to proximity chat toxicity. Despite frequently playing the game during his streams, Dr Disrespect has never backed down from criticizing Call of Duty: Warzone 2, whether it’s the game’s new DMZ mode or the looting system. However, this recent ban appears to be his own doing, as the YouTube personality admits overusing proximity chat before questioning whether it approached spam territory. “Yeah it was probably for spam. But was it really?” he asked.
Dr Disrespect announced his seven-day ban during a livestream on November 24 to his viewers, explaining that his ban was “probably” due to proximity chat toxicity. Despite being an active player of Call of Duty: Warzone 2, Dr Disrespect constantly criticizes the game mechanics, from looting systems to the new DMZ mode. However, he admits he was overusing proximity chat before questioning whether it was possibly due to spam.
Despite his constant criticism of Call of Duty: Warzone 2, Dr Disrespect continues to play on an alternate account. “This is not even my account,” he admitted. “They banned my other one for seven days for proximity chat use. Believe it or not champs. So we’re playing on an alternate.” Activision might not have taken kindly to the criticism from the YouTube streamer as he was not invited to the Warzone 2 Creator event, thus frustrating Dr Disrespect even more.
The controversial streamer also pointed out how over time, his overall gaming experienced dwindled and how unsatisfied he is with Activision and the developers of Activision, citing how he was banned at the eve of the $100,000 tournament. Dr Disrespect drew mixed reactions as his followers being divided on whether Activision took a step too far or if Dr Disrespect should choose the high road.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 released on November 16 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.