Fortnite is an online multiplayer game that has captured the imagination of many young kids around the world. At the moment, the game has over 125 million players most of whom average between the ages of 11 and 14 years. For many parents, a game that takes almost all the attention of their children can be dangerous. However, getting rid of this obsession is not easy. As a result, parents are finding ways to cope without affecting how their children play the game.
For some parents, Fortnite offers a way for their kids to stay connected online with their friends and schoolmates. In light of this, parents are starting to hire Fortnite tutors to help their children get better at the game. Some parents believe that there’s some value that comes with playing Fortnite. After all, this is a strategy game that engages the mind of the player to a high level. The kids get one or two hours with the tutor. They play together and later the tutor works with the parent to gauge what the kid has learned during each session.
Parents say that the tutoring is entirely on strategy. The sessions are done online through video call so that parents can be aware of the conversation. It’s simply a way of making sure that as a parent you know what’s going on with your kid online without taking away the fun that comes with the game. There seems to be a lot of demand out there for Fortnite strategy information. Many avid players who have fallen in love with the game are always looking for a piece of information that can help them outsmart opponents. On Twitch, for example, an online streaming platform dedicated to video games, there have been over 390 million hours of footage watched related to Fortnite. YouTube too, on the other hand, has a massive diversity of content on the game.
Fortnite is a cultural phenomenon. Parents are realizing that the game has become a central part of their kids’ lives and there’s really little they can do to change this. But there’s still a chance to adapt, especially during the school year when children need to manage between playing and homework. The Fortnite tutors who are teaching kids and parents are charging an average of $50 an hour.
To show just how popular the game has become, Chuck Cohn, the founder of Varsity Tutors, a company that offers online-based instructions and a variety of academic services says that inquiries for Fortnite lessons have soared massively this year. Cohn added that they had to remove their phone number from the Fortnite page on their website due to the high number of inquiries that were coming in. On average, Varsity Tutor is now getting between 500 and 1,000 inquiries per day regarding Fortnite lessons. This number is expected to rise as the game’s popularity reaches new levels. The requests are not coming from the kids alone but also adults who want to know more about the game and play it like everyone else.