Petitions to get Fortnite Banned are on the Rise

Petitions to get Fortnite Banned are on the Rise

Petitions always get stuff done. It's a scientific fact.

Occasionally, we bear witness to the rise of a video game that's so popular, it drives a notable quantity of wedges between lovers. The rise of Fortnite has inspired some scorned squeezes to start up petitions begging Epic (or God, or Nature, or whomever) to kill the enormously popular battle royale game.

Though the petitions complain about wasted time and unanswered text messages, they mostly appear to be in good fun. Granted, it's not always easy to decipher someone's tone on the Internet but expecting Epic to delete its red-hot meal ticket because players keep missing phone calls or dinner dates is funny to even think about.

Nothing says "I believe in this cause" like red MS Paint scrawls across half an image.

"Together we can stop this dumb game from existing," states the "Get rid of fortnite" [sic] petition started by Chloe DePalma. It's the most popular anti-Fortnite petition so far, and at the time of this writing, it's quite close to its 500-signature goal.

Other petitions are cutting with their succinctness, including "Delete fortnite" and the simple but somehow unsettling "end fortnite".

Whew. Well, no worries: Fortnite is here for you today, and it'll be here for you tomorrow. Make sure to check out our guide for the Week 7 Challenges and have a look at our general tips, tricks, and guides for Fortnite Battle Royale.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Related articles

Rainbow Six Siege Coming to PS5, Xbox Series X on Day One

"Our target is to be available right at launch."

Report: Coronavirus Could Cause Switch Shortages in the US as Early as April

Shipments bound for the US later this month could be affected.

Early Bidding War for the Nintendo PlayStation Has Pushed the Price Up to $350,000

Oculus' founder Palmer Luckey is one of the deep-pocketed bidders.

Respawn Considered Delaying Jedi: Fallen Order to Smooth out Its Rampant Bugs

"It was a conversation that we had and we decided that we wanted the game out there, we wanted to get it, you know, being out for the holiday," says CEO Vince Zampella.

You may also like

Axe of the Blood God: The Dreamcast Console RPG Quest

The Console RPG Quest takes on one of the most beloved consoles ever. Plus, Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC discussion!

What Video Game Romances Should Have Remained Friendships?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | On Valentine's Day, we want to hear who you don't ship.