This Viral Video of Moms Trolling Their Fortnite-Obsessed Kids Is Everything
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The 2017 Epic Games video game Fortnite can get pretty serious. It's a multiplayer phenomenon that’s taken over the digital world — so much so that 10 million people were playing within weeks of its release, and the game now makes more than $300 million per month (from users buying in-game currency), even though playing the game is totally free.
In fact, as of January, Fortnite had reportedly around 45 million active players across all platforms, according to Games Radar, and that number is only increasing.
"The game is what’s known as an open-world survival game, in which players collect resources, make tools and weapons, and try to stay alive as long as possible," according to NBC. "The game is set on modern-day Earth, but most of humanity has disappeared. One of the game’s core mechanics is collecting materials to build protective fortifications."
A few months after its initial launch, Epic Games dropped the second rendition known as “Fortnite Battle Royale,” which is a free mode that uses "assets and gameplay elements from the main game in which 100 people square off against each other in a fight for survival — with the last living player crowned the winner," NBC reports.
People are all about it — which is why when blogger Whitney Cicero of The New Stepford and her friend, Angela Hoover, made a YouTube video lip syncing their sons' game recording, the internet loved it. Yup, Cicero and Hoover decided to poke fun at their sons' constant need to play Fortnite by recording them doing just that. The result: a hilarious, totally relatable video moms of video-gaming kids can appreciate.
“WATCH and SHARE with a parent who is suffering from Fortnite Fatigue Syndrome,” Cicero wrote on her Facebook page, sharing the video.
It's not immediately obvious that the moms are channeling their kids' voices at first, but once they start talking farts, throwing junk food at their faces without breaking eye contact with the TV and demanding that their moms "get off the internet," it becomes clear what's going on.
The viral video ends with footage of the boys themselves playing and one of them yelling, “No profanity, my mom’s here.”
Take a seat, moms. We've got the video for you below.
AnnaMarie Houlis is a multimedia journalist and an adventure aficionado with a keen cultural curiosity and an affinity for solo travel. She's an editor by day and a travel blogger at HerReport.org by night.