ROGUE COMPANY Removes Dr Disrespect Content But Only Offers Rogue Bucks As Refunds

ROGUE COMPANY Removes Dr Disrespect Content But Only Offers Rogue Bucks As Refunds

Hi-Rez Studios is the latest company to distance itself from Dr Disrespect, announcing it removed all content inspired by the streamer from its game. But not everyone is happy with the refund process.

By MattIsForReal - Jul 08, 2024 05:07 PM EST
Filed Under: Action

Rogue Company developer Hi-Rez Studios announced that it has removed all Dr Disresprect content from its free-to-play shooter in light of the streamer's ongoing controversy. 

Dr Disrespect, whose real name is Guy Beahm, recently admitted to messaging a minor through Twitch's now-defunct Whispers messaging feature. While he was adamant in that he did nothing illegal, he did acknowledge that some of the messages "leaned too much in the direction of being inappropriate."

As a result of his admission, many gaming companies have cut ties with the streamer. Hi-Rez is just the latest to act on the information, confirming on social media that they have removed all Dr Disrespect content from the game.

"Hey Rogue Company, we have disabled Dr. Disrespect content previously available on game," the developed wrote on social media. "We will provide full Rogue Buck refunds to any impacted account this week."

The decision to remove Dr Disrespect from Rogue Company isn't a shocker in the slightest. However, some players are upset that the refund is coming in the form of Rogue Bucks and not real-life money. In some cases, players may have only spent money on Rogue Bucks specifically for the Dr Disrespect content and now they are forced to use it on something else.

"I have no need for Rogue Bucks when you guys haven't updated the game in over a year," one user responded on Twitter/X.

"Your legal department should be better," another user commented. "Paid for in real money, real money refund since the content removed was not the players' fault."

It's unclear if Hi-Rez Studios has any legal obligation to provide players with actual real money for removing the content, although I imagine they've done their due diligence through the terms of service and agreement.

The whirlwind surrounding Dr Disrespect, who was once one of the world's most popular streamers, began in late June when a former Twitch employee alleged on social media that Beahm was banned for "sexting a minor" through the platform. Beahm had initially refuted the allegations, although his first response did little to clarify the situation.

Midnight Society, the game studio that Beahm co-founded, announced that it terminated its relationship with him. The speculation and chatter online prompted a lengthier response from Beahm who finally admitted that he did, in fact, message a minor. Although he reiterated that "nothing illegal happened, no pictures were shared, no crimes were committed," the act alone caused many companies and streaming personalities to cut ties and distance themselves from him.

YouTube demonetized his account while gaming accessory maker Turtle Beach ended its multi-year partnership with him. NBA 2K also removed its Dr Disrespect content from the games.

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