Prince Harry Firmly Believes Fortnite Should Be Banned; Claims It Creates Addicts

Prince Harry Firmly Believes Fortnite Should Be Banned; Claims It Creates Addicts

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Prince Harry Firmly Believes Fortnite Should Be Banned; Claims It Creates Addicts

Prince Harry Firmly Believes Fortnite Should Be Banned; Claims It Creates Addicts
Source: UK in Italy via Flickr

One gaming genre that has blown up in the last few years is battle royale. It has taken over the gaming industry. We’ve seen so many games have success with this concept, including Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG.

All of these games work pretty much the same. You start out with no weapons or resources. You’re forced to search frantically before running into other players. Once you do, you take them out until you’re the last one that remains.

Despite how popular these games have been, Prince Harry is not a fan. The British prince himself recently shared his distaste for the genre — focusing on one game in particular. That is, of course, Fortnite.

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter at a YMCA event in London, he had some choice words for the battle royale juggernaut. He remarked, ‘’That game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household?’’

He added, ‘’It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible. It’s like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down.’’

It’s quite a polarizing take from Prince Harry. Today’s generation is heavily involved in gaming, and of course, you’re going to get proponents on both sides of the debate. Are games like Fortnite addictive, though?

It really depends on who you ask. Those against games say they take away from real-world interaction. Gamers spend too much time locked into fantasy worlds that have no real application to every-day life.

Those supporting games claim that they’re a great way to escape. They’re also great for earning money and starting careers. We’ve seen so many popular YouTubers have success with streaming Fortnite. At the top of that list is Ninja. He’s changed the streaming climate of gaming and has taken gaming to unprecedented heights.

Like most things that leave people feeling happy and sometimes euphoric, games can be addicting. However, they’re not the problem. The real issue is monitoring usage from families and the gamers themselves.

As long as gamers are able to do what they need to do in both their personal and professional life, there’s no reason why they can’t enjoy hours of gameplay each day. Gaming is part of today’s culture, and it doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.