All I've found on the internet are animated ways to add text and a tutorial that is now outdated. Is there any other way then just creating it as a 2D object in the editor?
In video sequence editor, press shift-A then select text, or in the header Add>Text
Is this what you are looking for? Image from https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/video_editing/sequencer/strips/text.html