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Prince Harry slams Fortnite: 'That game shouldn't be allowed'

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 16:32:48-04

(KGTV) — Prince Harry is not a fan of the wildly popular video game "Fortnite."

The Duke of Sussex's comments came during an event at a London YMCA, where he slammed the game's "addictive" qualities and took aim at the influence of social media on children.

"That game shouldn't be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household?" he said, according to the BBC. "It's created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It's so irresponsible."

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Prince Harry went on to say social media is, "more addictive than alcohol and drugs." His comments come days after he and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, set up their official Instagram account, according to ABC News.

There's been no shortage of the video game's effect on gamers since its release. "Fortnite" skyrocketed in popularity and has become the subject of lawsuits, financial problems, and even divorces.

"Fortnite" is structures as a survival video game that is free to download and pits players against 99 other players on an island until there's one player left.