Beast Reacts, formerly BeastHacks, and prior to that, Mr.Beast, is the second active YouTube channel by MrBeast. The premise of this channel revolves around MrBeast and Chris reacting to DIYs, experiments, trickshots, and other related videos. These videos usually last around 8 minutes.
As of August 2021, this channel gained a total of 900+ million views and 10+ million subscribers.
Made on April 24, 2016, Jimmy made this channel for watching and reviewing lifehacks. This channel mostly stars him and Chris. The Beast Reacts channel was originally called Mr.Beast. He later changed it to its current name so it could be searched for easier. (some feature Karl and Chandler)
This channel became inactive between April 13, 2020 and March 2021. Although the exact reason as to why the channel became inactive is unknown, it is most likely because MrBeast wanted to focus more on his main channel and he didn't know what he could do for this channel.
In March 2021, the profile picture was changed to resemble the icon of the gaming channel, except with the main color being pink instead of blue. On March 21, 2021, MrBeast revived the channel and uploaded "Water Balloons in Slow Motion!".
Like the other channels (MrBeast Gaming, MrBeast Shorts) and projects (MrBeast Burger), it was made as an additional source of income for his main channel's videos, in which after each video, Jimmy gradually budgets hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars for the main channel's videos, not factoring paying his employees and doing taxes. Although the channel wasn't intentionally created for that (because his videos didn't require much money in 2016), it was later revived in 2021 for producing more entertainment and for more income.
Ever since the 2021 revival of the channel, Jimmy demanded the viewers to subscribe until they reached 10 million, which they managed to do 4 and a half months later on August 2021.
- Unlike many reaction channels on YouTube, this channel leaves links to the sources of the video clips in the description below and mentions the original authors of the videos.
- This channel's icon has the opposite colors to that of MrBeast Gaming.
- All of the thumbnails (of the newer videos) feature Jimmy doing the same shocked/surprised facial expression.