The girl's father told the reporter that when he first confronted her about her Fortnite addition, Carol was very aggressive.
Saying that the girl spent at least 10 hours a day playing Fortnite - a figure that some might consider a rookie number but one that's still quite a bit for a girl of her age - the girl's mother elaborated on the situation.
Fortnite has allegedly claimed the soul of another young victim: a 9-year-old girl from the United Kingdom is now in intensive therapy after becoming so addicted to the co-op sandbox survival game that she would wet herself instead of going to the toilet, as she could not bear to leave the screen. "She is in therapy for the addiction after she became withdrawn, agitated and disturbed from playing up to ten hours a day - sometimes playing until dawn, wetting herself so she didn't have to leave the screen".
The child's addiction became so severe that she lashed out at her dad when he tried to confiscate the Xbox console.
Her mother, Carol, 36, said she and her husband Richard bought her an Xbox in January and she downloaded Fortnite. "She was so hooked to the game she wouldn't even go to the toilet", Carol explained.
'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'. "We got called in by her head teacher asking if everything was OK".
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.
Fornite has been downloaded more than 40m times since July. Pic Epic Games
After noticing payments totalling £50 per month coming off their credit card to Microsoft, the couple realised the depth of their daughter's addiction.
Although the game is free to play, developers have raked in cash from in-game purchases as players try to boost their performance.
But after her father discovered her sitting on a urine-soaked cushion, the child came clean about her addiction.
"Over the last two months I've been contacted by dozens of parents with children as young as 8 showing signs of addiction to 'Fortnite, '" Steve Pope, a counselor, told the Mirror.
The youngster is now working to get her life back on track.
But experts fear many children are at risk of developing mental health problems as a result of over-exposure to violent and addictive video games.
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