Fortnite, a video game which centers on a post-apocalyptic Earth, ravaged by zombie-like creatures and mysterious storms, has garnered a pretty zealous fanbase. So much so, that its devoted followers would rather finish a game than focus on impending weather disasters.
Anton Williams, a teen in Greensboro, North Carolina, was sitting at home playing Fortnite on Sunday evening when he noticed that a tornado appeared to be rolling into his neighborhood.
Williams then told his sister and nephew to go into the bathroom to take shelter from the storm — but his mind was still on the video game.
— WXII 12 News (@WXII) April 16, 2018
“Honestly, I was thinking about the game, but I was hoping everybody was OK around me,” Williams told WXII 12 News.
Fortunately, Williams, his family and his neighbors apparently escaped the situation unscathed.
Obviously, people on Twitter were undeniably impressed with Williams’ devotion to his Fornite experience while simultaneously looking out for his sister and nephew.
I guess you can say he was in the…… Storm
— 『RickAshayz』 (@RickAshayz) April 16, 2018
Pretty sure my oldest would do EXACTLY the same when it comes to #Fortnite.
— Tyler Greer (@Tyler_K_Greer) April 16, 2018
What kinda WiFi he got ? Lol
— J.B / Furious Styles (@TheRealJbeamer) April 16, 2018
We’ve reached peak Fortnite status, kids ain’t even got time for tornadoes now… https://t.co/xrzKjfDeb0
— Gregor Smith (@flc) April 16, 2018
All I can say is: Williams better have won that damn game.