If you play the incredibly popular Battle Royale game Fortnite, then you know that one of the key tools to surviving is staying ahead of the storm. However, in a real life tornado that ripped through Greensboro, NC recently, one teen only wanted to keep playing.
In an interview, Anton told WXII 12 News:
“I start seein’ the roof come off the houses in front of me, but then I sit back down, ’cause I only got a couple people left in my game, I was going to try to finish the game.”
For anyone outside of the Fortnite player scene, this undoubtedly seems insane. For anyone that’s an avid player of Fortnite, you’re likely wondering why his instincts to avoid the storm weren’t kicking in. In a game based around not only being the last man standing, but also avoiding a storm that’s closing in around you, one would think that mentality would cross over into the real world.
In the end, Anton and his family did take shelter from the storm, luckily before it was too late.
All of this really begs the question: Is this a case of too much, or not enough Fortnite? No doubt this paints games in a negative light for the public once again, but we’d love to hear your comments on the matter. Let us know your thoughts on the situation, would you have done the same thing or dropped the controller to escape take shelter earlier?