The child's addiction became so severe that she lashed out at her dad when he tried to confiscate the Xbox console.
The girl's mum Carole, 36, told the Sunday People: "We had no idea, when we let her play the game, of the addictive nature or the impact it could have on her mental health". "We got called in by her head teacher asking if everything was OK".
Although a specific time of the day has been given for when the Fortnite download will be activated tomorrow on the eShop, we'd surmise that it will happen at 12PM EST tomorrow morning or shortly thereafter.More news: Ronaldo will stay at Madrid and Griezmann at Atletico, says LaLiga president
Nintendo just revealed Fortnite can be downloaded via the Nintendo eShop in less than an hour, so what are you waiting for? A couple from the United Kingdom sent their 9-year-old daughter to rehab after she became addicted to "Fortnite". However, the gravity of the situation came to the forefront when the father found her sitting on an urine-soaked cushion while playing the game. "She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping".
Once a keen sportswoman, the youngster starting saying she was too exhausted to do gym or ballet classes and avoided going to church on Sunday with her family.
However, counsellor Steve Pope, who is treating the girl, warned it could be a "gateway" into further addictions in later life.More news: Trump’s Trade Adviser Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate’ Trudeau Comments
But one little girl has taken her obsession with the Hunger Games-style video game to a new and distressing level. "I've been working in this field for three decades and never seen anything like it, how widespread and potentially damaging this is", he said. It'll be interesting to see how Fortnite for Nintendo Switch stacks up against other versions of the game particularly Fortnite on iOS.
She would secretly play the survival shooter game during the night and didn't even get up to use the toilet because she couldn't prise herself away from the screen, the Daily Mail reports.More news: Microsoft Confirms Xbox 'Scarlet' And New Game Streaming Service