Fortnite Sweaty players


Many gamers have heard of the popular game Fortnite, developed by Epic Games. One of the most known parts of this game is that many players are sweaty while playing it.

According to a study done in 2018, they found out that having  sweaty palms is normal behaviour when playing video games. The scientists concluded that people have sweaty palms in games to have a better grip of the controller.

The gamers are so used to having sweaty hands when playing video games that they even take care of their hygiene while gaming. Players tend to carry around wipes and towels with them, which they use to wipe off sweat from their forehead and their hands before continuing on with the game.

The players that had the most sweaty hands were gamers who played more than 20 hours of video games per week. The least sweaty hands were those who played less than 3 hours a week.

What is Fortnite and how popular is it right now?

Fortnite is a multiplayer game, where 100 players enter the battlefield to fight each other until only one player remains. The game constantly changes; this means that there are constantly weapons and items added to the game while old ones get removed. This could be seen as an important aspect for gamers because they constantly need to adapt their playing style, which makes the game more interesting.

As of June 2018, Fortnite has 125 million registered players and brings in $300 million every month. The game has seen an increase in popularity because of it's constant updates and its new battle royale mode. This is a new player vs player mode, where 100 players fight against each other until only one player remains.

Why are fortnite players so sweaty?

A research was done on 12 male players that played Fortnite more than 3 hours per day. They were told to play this game after not having played it for at least 4 hours. The scientists were investigating if people have sweaty hands when playing video games due to anxiety, excitement or stress.

The study concluded that the players indeed had sweaty hands when playing video games. They also found that the players were not afraid or stressed of anything before they started playing, but had sweaty palms while they played the game.

One of the most important aspects in a game like Fortnite is the playing style. The game is very fast-paced, which means that gamers have to do a lot of things at once. This includes building forts, fighting with weapons and communicating with team members in voice chat. All of these activities combined will cause the players to sweat when playing Fortnite.

This anxiety and excitement that the players get while playing Fortnite also causes them to use more energy, which makes their hands sweatier.

Is it dangerous?

Heavy sweating while playing games is generally not dangerous. It only becomes a problem if it happens after exercising or during an illness, which are symptoms of dehydration. Heavy sweating could also be caused by the production of too much adrenaline, which can lead to hyperhidrosis, which is an illness that causes heavy sweating even though it's not hot outside.


In conclusion, the theory that humans have sweaty hands in games to have a better grip of the controller is true. When playing video games players also tend to have sweaty palms because of their fast-paced and exciting playing style. This behaviour can be seen as normal behaviour, but some people might see it as gross or weird. The players are so used to their sweaty hand syndrome that they carry around wipes and towels with them in order to clean off their hands before continuing on with the game.





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