YouTubers that Quit the game
Destiny 2 YouTubers that Quit the game.
Up first, Rifle Gaming.
Rifle gaming is a YouTuber who has been around for a long time on the platform, starting out posting a variety of games from Halo Reach, to Skyrim and earned over 100 thousand Subscribers before Destiny 1 even released.
But when it did, his channel exploded.
From Guides, to Glitches, and Loot videos, Rifle was one of the biggest Destiny YouTubers during Year 1 and 2 of the game.
Now he became much more of a variety channel post Taken King, but continued to post a lot of Destiny content during new releases, like the April Update and Age of Triumph.
Now this same level of consistent Destiny content continued with the Destiny 2 s beta and the first few months of the game’s launch, but with the amount of controversies surrounding the state of D2 at the time, Rifle would make several videos critiquing the game and ultimately leave Destiny 2 behind just a few weeks after Curse of Osiris launched.
And while he made a few D2 videos during Forsaken’s era, he’s ultimately found success with variety content.
Blessious began as a Destiny creator during the Taken King era doing weapon reviews and discussion videos.
He grew his channel pretty quickly thanks to his charisma and presence on camera and overall being a likeable person.
He continued his style of content well into Destiny 2 and did various charity streams that led to some interesting outcomes.
But during Shadowkeeps year of Seasons in 2020, Blessious began posting much less often and would address the reason to his fans that it was to pursue a career in Voice Acting.
And from then on would become much more of a variety channel with the occasional Destiny 2 upload, whilst he chased his Voice Acting Dream.
And it appears he’s preoccupied with that goal as his last upload was over 6 months ago.
Ceeday first began as a Destiny 1 YouTuber who’s content was centered around Trials of Osiris challenges, most notably his 1v3 Trials cards.
For years he continued to impress with his Destiny gameplay and that continued into Destiny 2.
However shortly into the games life cycle, he began to post less content for the game, and began sprinkling in Fortnite content.
Specifically during the Curse of Osiris days.
And during the months of January and February 2018 would begin the transition of his channel from Destiny to Fortnite.
His final Destiny video would be a video titled, “Destiny 2’s Cooler Older Brother” in which he went back to Destiny 1 and did a few live comms on the game.
Since then, he’s found tons of Success with Fortnite content growing his channel to over 7 million subscribers and only posts very occasionally, with his most recent video being 5 months ago.
BeardGrizzly was a Destiny Lore Channel that began making content during Rise of Iron in D1.
His approach to Lore had a much more scholarly vibe to it and quickly became one of my favorite channels to watch at the time.
Grizzly focused on Lore content for the next several years and became one of the most knowledgeable channels on Destiny’s Lore and even kept his own personal journals filled with notes about it.
However during Shadowkeep’s year and with Lore entries like the Unveiling, Truth to Power, Grizzly became critical of Destiny’s Lore Writing.
And in the coming months, would leave Destiny 2 behind and focus on other games.
Lore content for games like Doom and Remnant From the Ashes, and more let’s play style content for Animal Crossing.
But in October of 2020, Beard Grizzly would post his last video to YouTube.
This one is one of the saddest losses in the Community to me because I loved his lore content on the game, but certainly it’s understandable to leave Destiny and YouTube behind.
AndrewJRT began their channel during the first few months of Destiny 1.
And quickly gained popularity with their Clueless Guardians series and other Funny Moment style content.
And the shenanigans continued over the years in D1 though other games were sprinkled in, most notably Overwatch.
And it wasn’t long until Overwatch content began overtaking the Destiny content by a larger margin, and when Destiny 2 released, only a handful of videos would be made on it before AndrewJrt fully pursued Overwatch and other gaming content and grew their channel substantially in the process.
Mesa Sean began not as a Destiny channel, but as a Guitar Playing and Guitar reviewing channel with a love for Metallica.
A couple years later however, began posting Gaming content with a slew of Killzone Shadowfall gameplays finding mild success.
And then Destiny 1’s Alpha launched and Sean would upload a few gameplays for the time being before switching back over to Killzone.
But with the release of The Beta for Destiny he would go back and forth between posting Destiny and Killzone content, and finally made the switch to strictly Destiny content upon Destiny’s full release.
Posting Gameplays and Guides for the game Daily, and found a lot of growth because of the switch.
It wasn’t long until he joined up with Planet Destiny to create content for their channel which in turn provided more growth to his own.
Mesa Sean became one of the most consistent content creators for Destiny, never slowing down on Guides, Reviews, News, and Discussion videos.
For 7 YEARS Mesa Sean kept at it, well into Destiny 2, growing to over 300 thousand Subscribers.
Until August 2021 in which Mesa Sean would announce that he had been offered his Dream Job in Medical Device sales.
Posting in a Twitlonger, that he was “made an offer he couldn’t refuse” The result? Leaving his YouTube channel behind to focus on his career.
A choice I totally respect, but can’t deny it was sad to see him leave.
Wish him all the best.
Diaside created weapon reviews for Destiny starting back in Destiny 1, and continued well into Destiny 2.
And found decent success growing his channel to over 50 thousand Subscribers.
But in January 2021 Diaside would announce that he would be quitting Destiny 2 on the channel, not because he didn’t like the game or making content for it, but because he wasn’t seeing growth on the channel anymore and attributed it to the Destiny content in particular.
He wanted to continue to grow his channel, and saw Destiny as a hinderance to his growth, and would pursue covering other FPS games from then on.
Call of Duty, and Splitgate.
However, unfortunately for Diaside his channel did not see the growth he was hoping for by covering these other games, and a little over a year later, would post his final Call of Duty video in early 2022.
RealKraftyy grew his Twitch channel during Destiny 1 with the popularity of Trials of Osiris.
And was known as one of the best Trials Players at the time.
He continued to grow throughout Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 Trials content, but would begin taking multiple large breaks from Destiny 2 due to the State of Trials and PvP.
This became an opportunity to pursue content creation and streaming for other games like Fortnite and Apex Legends with Streamers like DrDisrespect which grew his Twitch Channel substantially and currently sits at 678 thousand followers.
In recent months, RealKraftyy has focused on streaming Overwatch 2 and other games, with the very occasional Destiny 2 stream sprinkled in.
Mightea Ben started out as a Call of Duty creator, but with the release of Destiny really began to grow thanks to his impressive gameplays and goofy commentary.
But shortly after Destiny 2 launched, would begin sharing some concerns and worries surrounding the changes made to the game, regarding weapon changes and movement nerfs, which really hindered his gameplay style that he was known for during D1.
And just a few months after D2 launch, would leave the game behind to cover Fortnite, and later Apex Legends, before returning to Destiny 2 shortly before Beyond Light’s launch.
Ben would post D2 gameplays and clips on occasion throughout the Beyond Light year.
But went silent shortly before the Witch Queen dropped and has posted just one short highlight clip since it was released.
Kruzer was once a Destiny PvP channel that began back in Destiny 1 where he uploaded impressive gameplays with quality editing.
But over the course of Destiny 2’s life, Kruzer has taken several breaks from D2 sharing frustrations with the state of the game at different times.
After several larger breaks from Destiny and covering other games he returned during Beyond Light’s year, but shortly after Witch Queen’s launch, would post his Final Destiny 2 video, and switch to Valorant briefly.
But has not posted in over 5 months.
Fireteam Chat was IGN’s Destiny Podcast that began during Destiny 1 and continued well into Destiny 2 with 300 episodes.
Hosted by Destin Legarie, this Podcast was one of the most popular Destiny Podcasts that had a dedicated fanbase, but during Season of The Splicer in Destiny 2, Fireteam chat would post their final Episode.
An end of a 7 year running podcast.
Fireteam chat has returned one time just a few months after their Farewell, with praise from fans, but its been well over a year since then, so Fireteam chat is likely being left behind.