Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
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Girl Wouldn’t Stop Playing ‘Fortnite’ To Use Bathroom, Sent To Rehab

Girl Wouldn’t Stop Playing ‘Fortnite’ To Use Bathroom, Sent To Rehab

If you needed any further proof that Fortnite is coming to the Nintendo Switch, then here you go. According to The Sun, Fornite has 40 million downloads since its launch, last July.

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 21: Gamers play \"Fortnite\" against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler \"Ninja\" Blevins during Ninja Vegas \'18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. "She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping", said mother Carol.

A nine-year-old girl is in rehab after becoming so addicted to a video game she wet herself to avoid moving and hit her father when he tried to stop her playing.

But, now horrified parents have come forward to tell how their daughter became hooked to the game and would play up to 10 hours straight.

But experts fear many children are at risk of developing mental health problems as a result of over-exposure to violent and addictive video games.

"My husband saw her light on in the night and found her sitting on a urine-soaked cushion playing the game".


The game is already available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, as well as iOS.

Australian child and adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg told News Corp the game could be problematic for kids who played in an "obsessive way", and could interfere with their sleep and normal relationships at home.

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.

"We worked out that she could have been playing for up to ten hours a day, and we'd had no idea".

Metro.co.uk has contacted maker of Fortnite, Epic Games, for comment.

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