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Parents' Ultimate Guide to Fortnite

The Fortnite frenzy seemed to come out of nowhere—almost as if it dropped from a party bus in the sky. And now many parents are taking notice of this rollicking game where players fight to the death. According to the company that owns it, Fortnite now has more than 45 million players. With its sudden success, you might be wondering: What's it all about—and is it OK for my kids?

This survival-action game is a bit like what you'd get if you combined a sandbox-building game like Minecraft with an action shooter like Call of Duty. On one hand, it's getting major points with kids and parents alike for building.

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