Doctors warn about dangers of Fortnite

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Every few years a new video game fad explodes onto the scene. In 2016 it was Pokémon Go, now it’s Fortnite.

The game has been downloaded more than 40 million times since its launch last year. But its popularity has prompted a warning about the dangers of addiction.

The video game pits 100 players against each other in a frantic fight for survival.

No matter your skill level, the game will get you hooked.

“Fortnite is really addictive because it’s a free-to-play game and it doesn’t make any difference if you play it for one hour or 100 hours, you’re always going to get the same experience,” says video games journalist James Jarvis.

The game may be free, but players can buy accessories like costumes and dance moves. That alone reportedly made its makers more than $300 million in March.

73 Responses

  1. I can not believe this. If you play the game for 1 hours you probably will not get a win but if you play for 100 hours you would probably get like 20 wins. by the way, never compare fortnite with pokemon go!!! >:(

  2. i don,t play fortnite but i have two friends how do. at school they can,t stop talking about it. some times at inside play they some times play it!.

  3. fortnite is great its the best game in the world and i dont agree with this.

  4. This is a great article I hope it encourages the kids to stop playing fortnite.

  5. Obviously Fortnite has no positive effect on people. It has bad graphics,so why is it so popular?

  6. so your saying that fortnite is bad for you…
    thats what people say with all video games FORTNITE FOR LIFE!!!

  7. best game in world james is wrong you get heaps of experience don’t bost

  8. technically all video games are bad for you not just fortnite! #Fortniteforlife

  9. shut up all you Fortnite fanboys they are not comparing the game to pokemon they are just saying that pokemon go was the most popular game last year

  10. Don’t believe everything on the internet most of its fake like so ? #fortnitefor life ?

  11. gummon man i have over 25 wins IM tHE BEST FORTNITE IS THE BEST GAME EVER GUMMON MAn

  12. See how there are soo many people who play fortnite and if you scroll down almost everyone doesnt agree with this article because they are addicted

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