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Israel’s power company is asking Fortnite-to-drop pole-climbing in the game

FILE PHOTO: The Fortnite logo, as seen at the Paris Games Week (PGW), a trade fair for video games held in Paris, France, on October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Photo File

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel power company has asked the makers of the Fortnite no longer allow players to scale electric poles in the popular online game, saying it threatens to encourage dangerous copycat behaviour by children.

Be launched in 2017, the North Carolina-based Epic Games, Fortnite is a survival-themed battle game that pits dozens of online players to compete against each other. It’s a signed tens of millions of users, in the “battle royale” format, which allows dozens of players against each other in a fight to the death, until the last one.

In a June 10 letter to the Epic Games, the the Israel Electricity Corporation. said Fortnite characters, “climb up electricity poles to be free and without restriction – in a real-life stunting among Israeli youth, that is, the power company said that it had been for “many years” to the stem by means of an educational campaign.

“You have to be responsible for the personal security of the consumer,” according to the letter, shared with Reuters. “That’s why we ask you to take action to remove any hazardous content that promotes life-risk situations in relation to the use of electricity.”

Epic Games did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In April, the iraqi parliament voted for a ban on Fortnite, as well as popular online video game, it’s an indication of their negative impact, especially on young people, in a country that has long been plagued by real life, and the shedding of blood. Fortnite has been banned in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The writing by Dan Williams, editing by Deepa Babington

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