A raging tornado was not enough to stop this guy from playing Fortnite

A tornado tore through North Carolina yesterday, leading to a state of emergency, widespread power outages, and plenty of property damage to the town Greensboro. But it also caused a dedicated Fortnite player to forfeit their game early.

"I was sitting at home and I was playing Fortnite, and all of the sudden I hear a bunch of noise," Fortnite player Anton Williams told WXII 12 News. "I looked out the window and I started seeing the roof come off the houses in front of me, but I sat back down because I only had a couple more people left in my game, you know, I was going to try to finish my game."

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Williams wasn't going to let a victory royale get in the way of safety, though. "But then it started to get worse, I started to see power lines coming down, so I told my sister and nephew to come into the bathroom."

Asked what was going through his mind as he waited out the storm in his bathroom, Williams said: "honestly, I was just thinking about the game, but I was [also] hoping everybody was OK around me."

You can check out the video above. And remember kids, if catastrophe is a-brewing outside, you don't even need to shut your PC down properly: just run to safety.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.