While going to the bathroom may seem like a low stakes mundane task for some, needing to use the toilet can come at highly inconvenient times for serious gamers.
“This is how I can play Fortnite for so long without going to the bathroom,” says the gamer in a now-viral yet deleted TikTok.
‘The Fortnite Battle Bucket’, for those wondering, is a fold-up chair with a hole cut out in the middle and a bucket underneath.
There’s also a plastic tube attached to the bucket that reaches around the seat.
“It has two holes,” the gamer explains. “One for going number one and one for going number two.”
The invention has been met with mixed reviews across the internet, with many feeling grossed out.
“Jesus, that is a disgusting set-up,” read one of the comments.
One repost of the video to Twitter has over 2.9 million views and is captioned 'Imagine the smell'. Frankly, I’d rather not.
“Where’s the toilet paper?” asked another.
Although in contrast, some gamers were in awe of the time-saving creation.
“Play smarter, not harder,” wrote one commenter.
Another added: “Love the dedication."
While a third chimed in: “INVEST IMMEDIATELY.”
And while most people thought the chair was quite funny either way, others warned that it's no laughing matter.
“I don’t think we should be laughing, this person may have a gaming addiction," the user wrote.
Addiction to gaming is a widely recognised disorder, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially classifying it as a disease back in 2019.
The WHO defines the addiction as 'characterised by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming'.
It is estimated by the WHO that three and four per cent of gamers are addicted, that’s roughly 60 million people worldwide.
Back when the game was first released, addictions counsellor Steve Pope spoke to 9News about the dangers of children, as young as eight, getting addicted to Fortnite.
“I’ve been working in this field for three decades and never seen anything like it, how widespread and potentially damaging this is," he said.Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@usecodelitty200iq. Epic Games