I'm not a child and I do play Fortnite. Or at least I used to, but it has way too many updates and I have a very slow network, I don't update it anymore so I can't play it anymore. A very polished game for what it's worth (0€...). Epic Games is behind this game, that's the people who made Robo Recall if I remember correctly. Good people.
As for that news... I'm always skeptical about things like this. It's just like hackers being behind the Momo Challenge: hard to say if it's true or if it's just clickbait.
"Flat as a pancake" - not stupid, but a well used phrase - and very apt in the case of 2D games 😉
Besides, with all the crap terminology and shite English I've seen on the internet I came to the reluctant conclusion that it doesn't matter how something is expressed, the point of words is to communicate, so as long as the meaning is understood, who gives?