This Massively Popular Video Game Has Been Responsible For Over 200 Divorces In The UK This Year

A British online divorce platform has reportedly received an impressive number of claims linked to Battle Royale since the beginning of the year.

Fortnite is definitely not a couple’s best friend. Since January 1st, 2018, the online divorce platform divorce-online.co.uk has received no less than 200 applications directly related to video games, especially Epic Games’ Battle Royale. This statistic is all the more worrying since these 200 cases represent about 5% of the 4,665 claims filed on the site this year.

‘An addiction to drugs, alcohol and online gambling have often been cited as reasons for breakups but the dawn of the digital revolution has introduced new addictions,’ said the platform in a statement released September 7th, 2018.

‘They now include online pornography, online games and social networks, so it's no surprise to us that more and more people are having problems in their relationships because of our digital addictions. These figures account for roughly 5% of the 4,665 applications we have received since the beginning of the year and as one of the largest receivers of divorce applications in the UK, it is a rather reliable indicator,’ the online divorce website claims further on.

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