The girl reportedly hit her dad in the face when they took the Xbox One away, which they had bought for her back in January.
Fortnite has quickly become the year's biggest game phenomenon, quickly surpassing rival battle royale shooter Player Unknown Battlegrounds in popularity and bringing in a ton of revenue.
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.
Nintendo announced via livestream at E3 in California that Fortnite - which has more than 40 million players on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and mobile phones - arrives on Nintendo Switch today. A couple from the United Kingdom sent their 9-year-old daughter to rehab after she became addicted to "Fortnite".
After the parents discovered the girl sitting on the urine-soaked cushion, they asked her to tell the truth. "I found her backside was red-raw. She had fallen asleep twice in lessons and her grades were slipping".
She went on to say the primary schoolgirl would secretly get up in the night and play until dawn.
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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.
In a last ditch attempt to help their daughter, her parents contacted an addictions counsellor who agreed to provide psychotherapy sessions.
Fortnite will be released for Nintendo Switch on, and you can now play the game on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and iOS, while a forthcoming Android version is expected this summer.
She is also said to have wet herself rather than pause the game.
"This is a serious issue which is destroying our little girl's life and someone needs to step in to ban it before it becomes an epidemic".