English schools warn parents of "aggressive" behavior ahead of Fortnite Season 7 - Dexerto

English schools warn parents of “aggressive” behavior ahead of Fortnite Season 7

Published: 4/Dec/2018 22:36 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 9:19

by Alan Bernal


Schools in the United Kingdom have started issuing advisories to parents about their children’s “aggressive and violent” behaviors due to excitement over Fortnite Battle Royale.

The hype around Fortnite has been building in recent weeks in anticipation for the game’s Season 7 update releasing on December 6.

Some schools in Gloucestershire are providing informational meetings, letters on pertinent issues and guides to blocking certain content from major consoles, all to prevent bullying and other aggressive tendencies in kids before the game’s new update.

Epic GamesThe looming update has been cause for concern to some groups.

Widden Primary School Deputy Head, Debbie Innes, says that the latest warnings are part of an initiative to inform parents and provide resources in an attempt to help what they believe is the root cause of the problem.

“We have had a number children for whom their behaviour has deteriorated as a result of what seems to be playing Fortnite,” Innes said.

Although generally rated for anyone over the age of 12 by ESRB, PEGI and more, the game holds a sizeable audience that fall well under that parameter.

Epic GamesSome schools believe parents need to be aware of elements their kids can encounter in Fortnite.

Research into the matter of violence linked to video games has been a hot-button issue even before Fortnite’s debut, but some schools have detracted from semantics and have gone right into preventative measures.

“There’s a point at which you stop fighting the battle that says they shouldn’t be doing it and you start doing the ‘okay, this is the guidance we should give to you as parents,” Innes said.

Fortnite’s popularity has exploded since the game’s initial release in July of 2017 and it’s latest update will add more incentives for fans of the game to drop onto the battlefield.


New Fortnite NFL skins arriving before Season 5: Release date & time

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:07

by Tanner Pierce


The National Football League and Epic Games have announced a continuation in their partnership, which is allowing for a slew of new NFL-themed skins in the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite within the next few days. 

NFL skins in Fortnite are nothing new. Back in 2018, a slew of skins based on NFL football teams made their way into the game, much to the excitement of fans of the sport.

Unfortunately, while the skins returned to the Item Shop in early 2020 due to the Super Bowl, they never really gained notoriety, with the only exception being when Epic gave players a free refund for the skins after the Washington Football Team’s name and logo was changed a few months back.

Despite this, it seems like more NFL skins are on the way.

New NFL Fortnite skins

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The new NFL skins will feature a redesigned look compared to their old versions.

The two mega companies have recently announced that they will be “extending” their partnership to allow for more NFL skins in Fortnite. According to a joint press release from both companies, the new skins will be completely redesigned from their previous looks and will have a “more athletic” and “aerodynamic look and feel”.

This new selection of skins will be called the Gridiron Gang Outfits and will represent all 32 NFL teams in both the AFC and NFC.

In addition to the newly redesigned skins, fans will also have a chance to get their hands on a brand new Back Bling for their NFL skins, named Logo-a-go-go. While the name’s a bit of a tongue-twister, these new items are basically just the logo for the team you want to represent stuck onto the back of your character.

Release Date and Time

According to the company, the skins and back bling will be added to the Fortnite Item Shop in just a few days, on November 25. Like every other item added to the in-game store, it should appear when the store gets updated that day.

Currently, the big unknown is how long the items will be in the shop for. Surely, they’ll only be available for a limited time, however, the exact time frame is unclear. It could be in their for as short as a day or maybe a bit longer.

Chances are though that Epic will give fans a few days to get their hands on it before pulling it from the store. Regardless, NFL fans should be ready to grab these items if they want it because with Fortnite, you never know when they’ll come back.