What do parents should know?
Undoubtedly, Battle Royale is the most popular genre of games at the moment. PUBG and Fortnite are two of the most famous Battle Royale games in the world.
While on mobile devices PUBG Mobile is the ‘king,’ on PC and consoles Fortnite is the best and moste played one.
Since Fortnite is trendy among kids all over the world, parents should know more about this game. More specifically, the parents need to know how this Battle Royale title might influence their children lives.
About Battle Royale, Fortnite, and PUBG
As mentioned above, Fortnite is the best Battle Royale game on PC and consoles. With very exciting game play and lots of content that is frequently updated with new additions, Fortnite is one hell of a game.
The idea behind Fortnite resides in PUBG, the first Battle Royale game in the world, which started as a mode for the famous military simulation FPS ArmA II. At its turn, PUBG itself inspired from the Japanese movie ‘Battle Royale’.
While both Fortnite and PUBG successfully represent the Battle Royale genre, PUBG is more realistic. On the other hand, Fortnite adopts more animated graphics, and arcade elements, including material gathering for constructing various structures for defensive or attacking purposes.
Maybe that’s the reason why Fortnite is more attractive for children from all over the world. As mentioned, PUBG is more realistic, including real-world weapons with almost real-life-like recoil and behavior when shooting.
On the other hand, Fortnite comes with more imaginary guns and in-game items, including potions and other things.
In short, Fortnite is appreciated by both kid and adult players worldwide. With many novelties added by Epic Games with each season, Fortnite never gets old and keeps its gamers glued to their PC’s or console’s screens.
Is Fortnite violent?
In the case of many games, especially regarding shooting video games, people have asked how these titles might influence the behavior of kids and young adults. Could Fortnite, for its part, be a negative example for children?
Might this game make our kids more violent than would be normal? That’ something we’ll debate in the following sections of this article, hoping that parents out there would learn more about Fortnite and how to protect their kids.
Violence in Fortnite
According to a recent article from Tom’s Guide, Dr. Anthony Rao thinks that Fortnite is not as harmful as other video games out there, including PUBG among those.
“I tell parents, don’t fight with your kids about the game itself – don’t tell them it’s bad or it causes problems, because that just lowers the credibility of the parent. The thing I want parents to know about is the overall screen-time exposure. That’s what’s interrupting the healthy daily living. [Game-playing time] is time that would have been used to play and explore and meet up with friends.” said Dr. Rao.
“Addictions are hard to break but the key is finding one or more other positive interests or hobbies they have and nudging them in that direction firmly but lovingly. You don’t just restrict access and yell at them.” also added Lewis Ward from International Data Corp.
Besides, Fortnite doesn’t show gore elements, and blood can be replaced with other elements to show damage to one particular player. Explosions look cartoonish and every fight is not as violent as in other explicit shooters, such as PUBG, for example.