We all know very well that the well-known and popular battle royale game Fortnite is currently the game of the moment and increasingly is conquering the market with new players, although it is not yet available for all platforms. However, now according to the latest reports, recently, the well-known and popular battle royale game Fortnite caused over 200 divorces.
OMG! Fortnite Video Game Caused Over 200 Divorces
The well-known and popular battle royale game Fortnite is currently the game of the moment and increasingly is conquering the market with new players, although it is not yet available for all platforms.
As the well-known and popular battle royale game, Fortnite is the game of the moment as we told, but the Epic Game choices for its distribution were not the best. By placing the game available outside the Google Play Store, players have to open the doors to installing software from external sources, which is not advisable.
However, as we all know very well that the well-known and popular battle royale game, Fortnite is a game that by its nature causes addiction, and the situation has reached such a degree that it is now mentioned as one of the causes of more than 200 divorce petitions in the United Kingdom.
According to the information from Divorce Online, a UK site specializing in divorces, so far this 2019 have received more than 200 divorce petitions that mention Fortnite and other online games as one of the reasons, almost 5% of the total of the 4,665 requests.
“These numbers equate to roughly 5 percent of the 4,665 petitions we have handled since the beginning of the year and as one of the largest filers of divorce petitions in the UK is a pretty good indicator,” Divorce Online reported.
Moreover, a spokesperson for the platform also commented that “Addiction to drugs, alcohol, and gambling have often been cited as reasons for relationship breakdowns but the dawn of the digital revolution has introduced new addictions. These now include online gaming and social media, so it is no surprise to us that more and more people are having relationship problems because of our digital addictions.”
It is not specified what kind of study was conducted to obtain this data and other online games are also somewhat problematic, but there is no doubt that addiction to games like the well-known and popular battle royale game, Fortnite should be causing problems in marriages.
Also, it’s worth keeping in mind that these are data from the United Kingdom so it should be much bigger if you take into account other countries where the Epic Games title is highly popular.
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