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.