Divorce Royale: Fortnite addiction sees divorces increase

Fortnite is free to play but 70 per cent of players spend money on battlepasses skins and emotes

Fortnite is free to play but 70 per cent of players spend money on battlepasses skins and emotes

Video games can be a good time and an effective way to relieve tension, but they're also capable of ruining hundreds of marriages, apparently. Fans who play Fortnite regularly tend to go overboard in how long they spend playing the game, and it is causing divorces as per Divorce Online, a UK-based website that offers services to couples going through a divorce. Fortnite is one such game that has been gaining traction worldwide for its features.

However, we'd probably be remiss for not saying that there are likely other factors at play in a couple's decision to separate rather than one too many interruptions mid-game to request that the washing up gets done or the bins get taken out. We're guessing that this isn't some anomaly limited to this specific region.

"Addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling have often been cited as reasons for relationship breakdowns but the dawn..." According to a report conducted by a United Kingdom.

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Divorce Online said there had been an increase in the number of divorce petitions referencing Fornite throughout the year.

Gaming addiction in general was added to the World Health Organisation's International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems in June of this year, following rigorous analysis and examination of the subject, so it's definitely no joke.

People who already maintain psychiatric disorders are more at risk for video game addiction, reported The Washington Post.

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