Fortnite is a really fun game filled with multiplayer shenanigans for players of all ages. It’s an addiction, particularly for children that want nothing more than unlocking one more outfit in the game. And now it has gotten to a point where people are doing something about it.
As stated in the Twitter thread, some parents have begun sending their kids off to video game rehabilitation programs. “This game is like heroin,” notes Lorrine Marer, who serves as a British behavioural specialist. “Once you are hooked, it’s hard to get unhooked.”
Here’s the report of this posted by TicToc:
Fortnite addiction has become so serious that some parents are sending their kids into rehab pic.twitter.com/znyi5Peuqd
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) 28 November 2018
And others have also pointed out their concerns about kids playing too much in Fortnite, with many seeing their child’s grades and sleep affected by the game.
Thanks to Fortnite, kids are losing sleep and seeing their grades plummet, and their parents are trying to get them into rehab https://t.co/EkXV2C6TNn
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) 27 November 2018
And well, it’s not just children. In UK, Fortnite was responsible behind 200 divorces. Twitter user Jesse Feldef had something to explain that further, along with the news that some pro athletes are also knees deep into the game.
"This game is like heroin," said Lorrine Marer, a British behavioral specialist who works with kids battling game addiction. "Once you are hooked, it’s hard to get unhooked." https://t.co/ZF9584h1Gk pic.twitter.com/1WjpZYed9Z
— Jesse Felder (@jessefelder) 27 November 2018
Fortnite has passed more than 200 million registered players, becoming a popular game in the market at the moment.
Epic Games hasn’t made any note of this until now but some fans are nothing that they aren’t ready to blame, and it’s just a matter of bad parenting.
This has nothing to do with @EpicGames or gaming in general, just bad parents. Rehab for shit like this is soo overkill. Just smash their devices into pieces and whip out the belt.. save the rehab money lmao
— obamastepson (@Obamastepboy) 28 November 2018
It's a good thing these kids didnt discovery world of warcraft when it was actually fun then
— btlilalex (@lilalex826) 28 November 2018
Can't you put parental controls on consoles? I'm almost positive you can. Especially if it's Switch..
— ?Princess Kitty? (@PrincessSoftpaw) 28 November 2018
Self-discipline. It will make you free.
— A Love Supreme (@PacOceanBeach) 28 November 2018