The first time I heard about the video game Fortnite was during the 2018 World Cup. Harry Kane revealed that he and the rest of the England football team played in tournaments together during their plentiful downtime – not the kind of shooting practice I thought Harry and co were used to.
With an experienced gamer by my side offering gentle instruction, I sit in front of a laptop (in this case, a super smooth Asus ROG Strix G gaming rig) as he loads up Fortnite for my debut outing. I clutch the ergonomically contoured mouse nervously and fumble with the ‘W-A-S-D’ keys.
The first thing that strikes me about the game is the sheer amount of stuff on screen – boxes, grids, symbols, maps, icons – I don’t know where to look and can feel the beginnings of a migraine.