MINI-DOC: How Do Video Games Impact Mental Health?



Fortnite is one of the most popular video games in the world. How do games like this impact the mental health of young people?

Jason Eyring, Reporter

WOODBURY — Video games were one way that people were able to remain connected to each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies showed that there was a 27% increase in video game sales during the pandemic, and 34% of Fortnite players said that they played between 6-10 hours a week — and 30% said they play even more than that.

What impact do video games have on players’ mental health? There are pros and cons.