Jack "CouRageJD" Dunlop was one of the most prolific Fortnite creators since the game's first season. After hosting the 2019 Fortnite World Cup, he slowly stopped playing Fortnite on stream. In a recent video, CouRage finally reveals what made him quit his once-beloved game.
CouRageJD Reveals Why He Quit Fortnite
In the video, CouRage explained the various factors that lead him to leave the game. After the World Cup, the game became extremely competitive and sweaty. It stopped being fun for him to play, as he couldn't relax and enjoy a session on stream. The goofy strategies stopped working.
CouRage also believed the introduction of skill-based matchmaking drove creators away, as they would always be paired up with sweaty players that were not conducive to good video content. They couldn't interact with chat as often as they could before.
"It became obviously a much sweatier game. And then you add in things like skill-based matchmaking, which I think was one of the things that completely destroyed my love for the game. I think that it absolutely took away the ability to have as much fun as you once did streaming," he said.
In addition, it made it difficult to bring guests or other personalities on board to play. CouRage said he couldn't carry guests, and that the game itself was becoming more and more difficult to enjoy.
Finally, CouRage admits that he just can't hold his own against the top players anymore. It seems that his main issues are with the skill-based matchmaking that drove many of his creator friends away as well. Fortnite just stopped being the same game that CouRage fell in love with all those seasons ago.