Epic Games Grants Teacher's Request to Warn Players About Playing Fortnite Mobile in Class

This is a wonderful prank for a teacher to pull on his students.


Fornite Battle Royale seems to be growing in popularity every day and the new mobile version for iOS and Android has created an interesting situation for the younger players. A teacher going by the name Mr. Hillman sent a request to Epic Games asking them to warn players about playing Fortnite mobile in class, seemingly as just a joke. Epic responded by actually adding a warning to the loading screen.

Dexerto reported that Mr. Hillman took to Reddit to make a plea to Epic with the following message:

“First, I love your game. My friends from college and I play pretty much every night. One problem, since mobile came out my students won’t stop playing in class. Idk if it’s possible, but I told them I’d write you and they didn’t believe me. Could you add this to the loading screen for a couple days to mess with them? ‘Mr. Hillman says stop playing in class.’”

Epic Games responded quickly and the community manager shared a tweet showing off the new live loading screen with a special message:

Fortnite mania has struck across the nation with popular celebrities and athletes getting in on the excitement of Epic’s battle royale mode. NFL quarterback Derek Carr and hip-hop artist Drake have gotten into the mix, but not everything has been positive. Drake’s appearance now carries a bit of a blemish when streamer Ninja, who hosted Drake and a couple other popular faces, got into a bit of trouble for a racial slur said during stream and Good Morning America ran a segment that warned of the addictive nature of the game.

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