Did Julio Smith, a 21-year old man kill his 18-year old Friend Paulo John over losing a match in the video game Fortnite? And did he do this by stabbing him no less than 63 times with a knife? Fortunately the whole things is made up, not true and totally fake.
Julio Smith, a 21-year old man has killed his 18-year old friend Paulo John for making them lose a match in the famous game Fornite. Yesterday, Paulo brought his laptop to Julio's house so they could play Fornite together and create winning strategies. After playing a very important match, when they were about to win, Paulo made a mistake that costed them the match.
According to Julio, Paulo said that "his nose was itching", and that's why he made the mistake. Nevertheless, Julio reached a knife and ended Paulo's life by stabbing him 63 times.
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly which was published in the summer of 2017. According to Wikipedia "Fortnite has up to four players cooperating on various missions on randomly-generated maps to collect resources, build fortifications around defensive objectives".
Although arguments over video games can sometimes lead to violence (like the unfortunately real recent tragedy where a 9-year-old boy shot and killed his 13-year old sister over a video game controller) in this case the entire story is not based in reality.
Users on social media who only saw this title, description and thumbnail might have confused the story for a real news report however:
"We lost the match because of him. He had it well deserved!", said the accused. Julio Smith, a 21-year old man has killed his 18-year old friend Paulo John for making them lose a match in the famous game Fornite. Yesterday, Paulo brought his laptop to Julio's house so they could play Fornite together and [...]
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