Fortnite clocks 350 million users and throws a huge party

    
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The Fortnite party bus is rolling down the street — are you on it? If you are, you’re in good company: The battle royale just cruised past its 350 millionth registered user with no signs of slowing down.

With a huge accomplishment like that, it’s time to cut loose and fancy free. Fortnite is throwing a massive “Party Royale” tonight at 9:00 eastern, with Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5 performing. Anyone who attends will get a pair of neon wings for their characters for free.

That party might make one player feel a bit better about his lot in life. Zenon, a competitive player from Brazil who was kicking all kinds of butt, was recently discovered to be a nine-year-old kid. This earned him a four-year ban from competitive play, which may seem unfair, but it’s actually for legal reasons. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) restricts companies from gathering information on anyone under the age of 13, which is why this rule is in place.

Source: Twitter, Kotaku

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Dankey Kang

was recently discovered to be a nine-year-old kid

Aren’t 90% of fortnite players around that age?

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Bunny_Bennett

This is really cool! But deadmau5 is a problematic dude publicly. Like, sexism, homophobia, transphobia. He’s a mess…and not the kind of label that’s gonna attract folks who you know, don’t enjoy his hate speech rants. Go googlefu if you wanna sigh.

At least he’s just performing- hopefully they don’t let him talk and get all stupid.

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Sam Nortèhus

Zoomers are fine with that, you’re just old and close minded

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Bunny_Bennett

I’m a millennial and no zoomer I know is fine with any of his problematic stuff. Especially in the LGBTQ+ community. If folks are bigots, then yes- they’d be fine with deadmau ranting about gender and calling people names. But c’mon.

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Malcolm Swoboda

You might be making up stuff, Sam.