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'Fortnite' is coming to Nintendo Switch today
12 June 2018, 08:34 | Jodi Jackson
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According to Carol, her daughter was so addicted to the game, she hit Richard in the face when he attempted to confiscate it. And as you can see in the image, it looks pretty close to what the actual in-game battle bus looks like with its blue colour scheme and balloon.
Fortnite is the latest fixation for gamers - with more than 40 million people across the world downloading it since it launched a year ago.
The Switch is a great platform for the title, what with its console/handheld hybrid status and the popularity of playing Fortnite anywhere and everywhere, on seemingly any device that can possibly play a video game.
When they asked their daughter what was wrong, she turned "unusually argumentative and aggressive".
But after her father discovered her sitting on a urine-soaked cushion, the child came clean about her addiction. "She had fallen asleep twice in lessons, and her grades were slipping", Carol said.
Once a keen sportswoman, the youngster starting saying she was too exhausted to do gym or ballet classes and avoided going to church on Sunday with her family. A new entry in the popular Mario Party series, which blends video game and board game together, will be released on 5 October.
"Over the last two months I've been contacted by dozens of parents with children as young as 8 showing signs of addiction to Fortnite", counselor Steve Pope told the Mirror UK.
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that addictive online shooter games can have a damaging impact on children.
Fortnite will be released for Nintendo Switch on, and you can now play the game on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS, while a forthcoming Android version is expected this summer.
"She is in therapy for the addiction after she became withdrawn, agitated and disturbed from playing up to 10 hours a day - sometimes playing until dawn, wetting herself so she didn't have to leave the screen".