Divorce Royale: Fortnite addiction sees divorces increase

Fortnite is causing spikes in divorces, with major updates and the 60FPS patch partly to blame.

Published Sep 16, 2018 10:53 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST
0 minutes & 39 seconds read time

First it was the kids, and now its the adults that are affected by Epic Games smash hit battle royale game, Fortnite. According to Divorce Online, close to 5% of divorce petitions in 2018 had Fortnite and other games as grounds for divorce.

Divorce Royale: Fortnite addiction sees divorces increase | TweakTown.com

Fortnite is home to over 125 million players, with millions of gamers playing at once no matter the time zone you're in. Divorce Online, which is one of the largest filers for divorce petitions in the UK, Fortnite is a big problem. The company explains: "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".

There have been over 200 divorce petitions in the UK alone over Fortnite addiction, so if we include the number of divorces resulting from Fortnite addiction from other countries, these numbers could swell quite large.

NEWS SOURCE:cnet.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

Newsletter Subscription

    Related Tags

    Newsletter Subscription
    Latest News
    View More News
    Latest Reviews
    View More Reviews
    Latest Articles
    View More Articles
    Partner Content
    Advertise With Us