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Archive • Mar 31, 2018

Fortnite Adds Warning Not To Play In School After Teacher Makes Plea

Ever since Fortnite Battle Royale was release on mobile devices, it took the iOS app store by storm, quickly hitting the top of the charts. It has been so popular in fact, that a number of schools and teachers have warned that the game is taking over in classrooms, due its now portable quality. Some teachers simply complained on social media, while others went a step further, creating a Fortnite/PUBG mobile bin - where students had to drop their devices into before class started. Now though, one teacher, a Fortnite fan himself, has taken efforts to stop students in his class playing when they should be working to a new level. The teacher, who goes by 'Mr Hillman', posted on the official Fortnite Battle Royale Reddit page, making a plea to developers Epic Games. The post (which has since been deleted as other users warned Mr Hillman against using his real name on the forum), he asked Epic to troll his students, by including a custom message as the game loads up.
"First, I love your game. My friends from college and I play pretty much every night. One problem, since mobile came out my students won’t stop playing in class. Idk if it’s possible, but I told them I’d write you and they didn’t believe me. Could you add this to the loading screen for a couple days to mess with them? ‘Mr. Hillman says stop playing in class.’"
And in typical Epic Games' fashion, the devs were listening and quickly took action. The team are very active on Twitter and Reddit, often listening and responding to fans. They have since added the message "Mr Hillman says stop playing in class", which appears on the loading screen as the game fires up. The following was posted by the community manager K.L Smith. x It's unclear how long the message will remain in the game, but it is yet more evidence of the fantastic public relations which Epic Games continue to set the bar for. x