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Are parents paying for 'Fortnite' lessons for their kids?

05 August 2018, 01:25 | Jodi Jackson

Parents Are Now Hiring "Fortnite" Coaches For Their Kids

Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite has taken the world by storm since it was released in 2017 - and now boasts over 125million players worldwide.

Epic games introduced the game previous year and Fortnite: Battle Royal seems turned out to be the best mode of the game.

This unique report comes from The Wall Street Journal where they had a chance to interview many parents who are paying for Fortnite tutors.

If you have kids, it's pretty much the only thing they want to play.

The Wall Street Journal's report cites parents who say that hiring a Fortnite tutor is like hiring a coach who helps their child excel at a sport. And they're paying $20+ an hour to have people share the insider tips and tricks to getting them closer to the top of the leader board. They hire coaches from all types of sports disciplines such as soccer, tennis, track, piano, basketball, etc in a bid to make their kid better than the other neighborhood kids or to help them become professionals.

According to those parents, some children are feeling pressure not just to play with their friends, but also succeed. "The dad is already dreaming of a scholarship-or at least some tournament money".

The trend has also caught attention in the U.S., with Nick Mennen paying $20 hourly for his son to receive lessons. The latter famously said in March that he spent 10 straight hours playing the game, and he came dangerously close to saying it was more thrilling than his own national championship win in college.

"It's really surreal to me", 18-year-old coach Logan Werner told the newspaper.

If you're a parent embarrassed by your Fortnite skills, or a kid whose parent wants them to get better for some reason, check out our Fortnite Season 5 wiki guide to look ahead to upcoming challenges, to check out what's new this season, or to see how the map has changed.

Unfortunately, this whole tutoring thing means it's going to be even harder for me to get Victory Royales going forward!

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