Published On: Sun, Sep 16th, 2018
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‘Fortnite’ Responsible For 200 Divorce Filings In 2018 Alone

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Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular multiplayer video games, is also becoming famous for less favorable reasons. According to AV News, the red-hot battle royale title is also responsible for 200 divorce proceedings this year alone, the numbers coming from Divorce Online. It should also be noted that Divorce Online is only including statistics from the U.K., meaning that the actual number is almost certainly much higher if all of the other nations were to be considered.

“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 U.K. is a pretty good indicator,” a representative for Divorce Online offered. “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.”

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‘Fortnite’ Responsible For 200 Divorce Filings In 2018 Alone