Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is one of Fortnite’s biggest stars, but the streamer has found himself demoralized by the recent Season 2 changes, telling Matthew ‘Mizkif’ Rinaudo how “draining” the battle royale is to play in its current state.
Myth shot to fame off the back of Fortnite’s unrivalled growth through 2017 and 2018. The little sandbox survival game was shot into the public conscience after releasing a battle royale version, and took over YouTube, Twitch, and other streaming services almost overnight.
The TSM streamer was at the forefront of that growth, building his way to stardom with his incredible Fortnite skills just as the game was starting to take off.
However, he’s recently announced that he’s taking a break from the game he once loved after almost two years playing non-stop. The game has simply burned him out, and he feels the effects both on, and off-stream.
Hey yall, if variety mythical has been what you've been waiting for then you're in for a treat. I think I'm gonna be taking a little break from Fortnite till they add something interesting into the game to grab my attention again. 10pm PST be there. Let's fucking game.
— Myth (@TSM_Myth) March 1, 2020
So when the topic came up on Mizkif’s “Who Is Podcast,” Myth had plenty to say about the “grey area” that was rising to stardom off the back of a singular game, and seeing that same game crumble.
“So, at the start, when you start playing this game every single day, it feels very good,” he said. “It’s fun, especially when you’re starting to integrate yourself into the community and you see all the growth that’s happening because of it.
“Then there’s the negatives, which is when you hit a four-month dry patch of the game not f**king updating at all, or putting in zero content and not communicating at all. It becomes super draining and super demotivating to keep going on and playing that game every single day.”
Chapter 2 was meant to rectify those problems — at least, that’s what the community was hoping for. While it was the most hyped gaming event of 2019, for Myth, Chapter 2’s entry into Fortnite fell flat.
“After that four month period of no content, they drop [Chapter] 2, and then what happens in [Chapter] 2? There’s no new content,” he continued.
“They take four items, recycle them, and then guess what, they just do stat changes — they just statistically change the weapons, make them mythic, and then guess what, it’s the same sh*t!
Among all the chaos of his rant though, he did admit that while he disagrees with the creative direction the game is taking right now, he’s always loved Fortnite. While he might be a bit burned out for now, he sees himself returning when the time is right.
“I actually do enjoy Fortnite. I don’t like their approach with recycled content but yeah,” he trailed off.
“I enjoyed late season five, early season six. Every single week, there was an opportunity to get a clip on the front page of [/r/FortniteBR]. Straight up.
“They would introduce something new into the game and it would be so impactful and everyone wanted to see what people were doing with it, that you had the opportunity to pop off of a few items every single week and blow up off of it.”
He has been playing it casually on stream, even after saying he was taking a break, but he’s taking things easier, and branching out.
He’s trying out Apex Legends and CS:GO, and while it’s helping fill the void, the streamer looks like he’s itching to jump back into his one true love.