Dr DisRespect Still Can’t Understand the Hype Surrounding Fortnite Battle Royale: “There’s a lot of phoneyness involved around that game”

Ross Deason

He might be the Two Time Consecutive Blockbuster Video Game Champ 1993-1994, but Dr DisRespect still can’t get to grips with Fortnite Battle Royale.

Best known for playing games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and H1Z1, The Doc was taking a hiatus from streaming when Fortnite Battle Royale truly started to blow up.

The massively popular title from Epic Games is yet another Battle Royale game that has risen to prominence in recent years, but its unique gameplay and building mechanics have seen it surpass all competition in 2018.

Dr DisRespect has tried to come to terms with the new phenomenon since returning to streaming in February but he is rarely able to last more than a few hours before his frustrations with the game reach boiling point.

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This was once again the case on May 24th when the popular streamer got fed up with Fortnite after about three hours of streaming and decided to move on to his preferred game, PUBG.

Dr DisRespect made it clear that he doesn’t understand the hype surrounding Fortnite, calling it an “overrated mess” and hinting that he believes there is a lot of “phoneyness” from people claiming to enjoy it.

“This game is a fucking overrated mess. Get me off of it, I’m bored to death playing that game. I’m playing this tournament and that’s it. That game is, that game is fucking terr- like how is that game popular?

I don’t get it! I mean I get it, 7 year olds, 8 year olds and ‘whoop de do, doop de do’, but MAN, I am not into it.

I try to be, alright? I think there’s a lot of phoneyness involved around that game. A lot of phoneyness around that game, I’ll tell you that!

Presumably the comments about “phoneyness” are directed towards other content creators and streamers who the Doc believes are exaggerating how much they enjoy Fortnite compared to other games.

He does have his moments where he enjoys the Epic Games title but, more often than not, this reaction is the more common one.

The full clip can be viewed below.

About The Author

Ross is a former Dexerto writer and editor. Ross joined Dexerto in 2017 as a CSGO and Call of Duty writer after completing his History degree. He later became the Acting Head of Editorial at Dexerto but failed in his mission to become a Counter-Strike pro. Maybe it's time to retire and give Valorant a try.