Parents Are Paying Tutors to Teach Their Kids How to Play Fortnite

Parents Are Paying Tutors to Teach Their Kids How to Play Fortnite

Parents Are Paying Tutors to Teach Their Kids How to Play Fortnite

Epic Games is financing millions into these tournaments, so getting a Fortnite tutor might not be too bad of an investment. For some parents, it even means secret online coaching, like what one suburban dad paid for - while his kids "grew suspicious" as he suddenly became better at "Fortnite".

While you'd think that playing video games would isolate children from the outside world, many parents are actually hiring tutors to help their child's social life.

Parents are reportedly paying about $15 to $20 per hour for skilled Fortnite players to give their children tips, or in some cases, $50 for training sessions that last three to four hours.

The Wall Street Journal recently found several families are now hiring tutors to teach their kids ... how to win at Fortnite. Apparently, some parents did not mind whether the title was violent nor how much time their children spent playing Fortnite.

Fortnite fans are going the extra distance to win battles and prove they are in the top of their class. "They give the ability for these the ability to do wonderful things we couldn't do five, maybe 10 years back", Torrealba says.

"Fortnite" - which is playable on the 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. You can imagine what that was like for him at school", Ally Hicks, a project manager with a ten-year-old son, told WSJ".

Other parents said they had hired the coaches for themselves so they can engage with their kids who are obsessed with the game.

Unfortunately, this whole tutoring thing means it's going to be even harder for me to get Victory Royales going forward!

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