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.

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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.

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