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Prince Harry wants Fortnite banned and nobody seems to care

Published: 4/Apr/2019 15:52 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 19:36

by Matt Porter


Prince Harry has said that addictive games like Fortnite should be banned during an appearance at a charity event on Wednesday, April 3.

Since its release in September 2017, the battle royale title has quickly become one of the most popular games in the world, with massive crossover appeal thanks its huge success on streaming platforms like Twitch.

While the game may be loved by millions around the world, it appears that one member of the Royal Family is not a fan of Fortnite.

Wikimedia CommonsPrince Harry and Meghan Markle were attending a charity meeting when the Duke made the comments.

Why does Prince Harry want Fortnite banned?

Prince Harry made an appearance at a charity meeting in London on April 3 about the difficulties that young people faced, especially in terms of mental health and coming out and speaking about their issues.

Prince Harry took aim at social media , saying it was “more addictive than drugs and alcohol, and more dangerous because it’s normalised,” and also had some strong words about Fortnite.

“A game like Fortnite may not be so good for children,” Prince Harry told those in attendance. Parents have got their hands up; they don’t know what to do about it.

“It’s like waiting for the damage to be done, and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down. Fortnite shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit to having that game in your household? It’s created to addict. An addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.”

Prince Harry says Fortnite “may not be so good for children.”

Who is Prince Harry and can he ban Fortnite in the UK?

Prince Harry is the Duke of Sussex, and is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, the reigning monarch in the United Kingdom. The second son of Prince Charles, Prince Harry is married to Meghan Markle, and currently sits sixth in line to the throne.

While Prince Harry is in the line of succession, Fortnite fans will be glad to hear that he cannot institute new legislation in the United Kingdom, with elected Members of Parliament solely able to bring forward new proposals and amendments to the country’s laws.

It’s likely that if the Duke of Sussex did have that power though, Fortnite fans would be waving goodbye to their favorite game. 

But does anyone care? 

Unsurprisingly, Prince Harry’s opinion was met with plenty of backlash from the gaming community, with many of the most prominent members of both the gaming and entertainment scenes posting their thoughts on the matter on Twitter. 

Perhaps Prince Harry is secretly a Fortnite fans scorned by the latest round update and is trying to force Epic’s hand with these statements. 

Either way, it’s unlikely that Fortnite will be banned from the UK anytime soon. 


How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.