E3 2018: Fortnite confirmed for Nintendo Switch, available today

E3 2018: Fortnite confirmed for Nintendo Switch, available today

Carol said the youngster got so aggressive she hit her dad in the face when her Xbox was taken off her.

The girl's mum Carole, 36, told the Sunday People: "We had no idea, when we let her play the game, of the addictive nature or the impact it could have on her mental health".

Just two months later they became concerned about her behaviour after the head teacher asked to speak to them about her ailing grades and sleeping in lessons.

Since Fortnite was released last July, over 150 million people worldwide have launched it.

Epic Games' Fortnite, in case you haven't heard, is the game that is currently dominating the globe with tens of millions of players on consoles, PC, and mobile, and now the ever-popular shooter is making its way to Nintendo Switch owners...right now. A couple from the United Kingdom sent their 9-year-old daughter to rehab after she became addicted to "Fortnite". "I found her backside was red-raw. She was so hooked on the game she wouldn't even go to the toilet", said Carol.


She added: "This is a serious issue which is destroying our little girl's life and someone needs to step in to ban it before it becomes an epidemic".

Later on, the girl became withdrawn and disinterested in prior hobbies, like going to the gym and taking ballet classes.

Despite the game being free on the online store, regular payments of $67 (Rs 4512) were made using their credit card, which the girl said was for in-game purchases.

She tearfully confessed she had been getting up in the middle of the night while they were asleep, sometimes playing the game until 5am. The game's rise in popularity has led to numerous other developers attempting to inject the mode into their own IPs, including Activision with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and EA with Battlefield V. Pope went on to say that he has never seen anything as "potentially damaging" to children as Fortnite addiction.

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