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Technology Parents Paying ‘Fortnite’ Tutors $20 an Hour to Help Their Children

02:50  02 august  2018
02:50  02 august  2018 Source:   variety.com

‘Fortnite’ Reaches 125 Million Players, Announces World Cup For 2019

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Parents are taking their children to “ Fortnite ” coaches to improve their chances of securing a Battle Royale win, the Wall Street Journal reports. Parents are paying up to $ 20 per hour to help their kids improve their skills in “ Fortnite ,” Epic Games’ phenomenally successful

Parents across the world are starting to pay for tutors to help their kids develop skills at Fortnite . The Wall Street Journal wrote an article detailing various parents and their children involved in this A software developer from Texas paid $ 20 an hour for his 12-year-old son to take Fortnite lessons.

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Parents are taking their children to “Fortnite” coaches to improve their chances of securing a Battle Royale win, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Parents are paying up to $20 per hour to help their kids improve their skills in “Fortnite”, Epic Games’ phenomenally successful free-to-play Battle Royale game.

“Fortnite” – which is out on iPhone, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One – encompasses a “Hunger Games”-like battle which pitches 100 players against each other, either alone or in small teams. The team or player that survives until the end wins the match.

According to those parents, some children are feeling pressure not just to play with their friends, but also succeed.

'Fortnite: Battle Royal' Just Made $318 Million in a Single Month

  'Fortnite: Battle Royal' Just Made $318 Million in a Single Month For a free game, "Fortnite: Battle Royal" is bringing in a ton of cash. The wildly popular video game just raked in $318 million in May — setting a record for the biggest sales month ever for a free game, according to a report from SuperData Research on Tuesday. Yes, that makes it even bigger than the "Pokemon Go" mania of 2016, and also ran past the previous benchmark of $223.6 million, set by "Lineage M" last July. Unless you've been in a coma the for the last year, you've probably at least heard about the "Fortnite" craze, or been swept up in it yourself. If you're unfamiliar, the game pits 100 players against one another in a battle-to-the-death. Players can play solo, or team up in pairs or teams to try and navigate to the "eye of the storm" — a shrinking landscape that forces players to fight, rather than hide. You can play it on several platforms, including Xbox, Playstation, Mac, PC, and iOS. Also read: Drake Jumped on Twitch to Play 'Fortnite,' Quickly Broke Viewing Record And while the game is "free," players are paying up to buy "V-Bucks," the game's virtual currency, to grab special weapons and outfits for their digital avatars. With a network of more than 40 million players — including Drake and NBA star Paul George — that adds up. Since launching "Battle Royal" less than a year ago, the game has made $1.2 billion in revenue. But there are also signs "Fortnite" might be plateauing, at least a bit, with its revenue growth slowing to 7.6 percent month-over-month in May, compared to 32 percent in April. Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," is rushing to release the Android version of the game this summer to capitalize on its immense popularity.

Parents across the world are starting to pay for tutors to help their kids develop skills at Fortnite . The Wall Street Journal wrote an article detailing various parents and their children involved in this A software developer from Texas paid $ 20 an hour for his 12-year-old son to take Fortnite lessons.

apocalypse, parents are shelling out up to $ 20 an hour for coaches to help their children suck less at Fortnite . And I’ve yet to hear anyone draw the ire of their Facebook parenting group for paying thousands of dollars a year on athletic coaches, or private tutors that not only keep kids indoors, but

“There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it,” said Ally Hicks, who bought four hours of lessons for her 10-year-old son. “You can imagine what that was like for him at school.”

Nick Mennen, who’s been paying coaches to tutor his son, Noble, said the 12-year-old’s gone from struggling in the game to “throw[ing] down 10 to 20 wins”.

Fortnite” is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a handful of additional “Birthday Challenges”, and recently delivered a new patch.

Sony enabling Fortnite cross-play for PS4 against Xbox and Switch .
Sony is finally enabling cross-play for Fortnite today. The PlayStation 4 maker had been blocking cross-play and progression between Fortnite on PS4 and Nintendo Switch / Xbox One in recent months. The move angered Fortnite fans who couldn’t access progress, skins, and purchases on and Xbox One or Nintendo Switch if they’d played on a PS4. Sony now says it is enabling cross-play for Fortnite fans. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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