At least 200 couples divorced in the United Kingdom during 2018 with Fortnite as one of the triggers of the relationship
Fortnite is one of the most important video games of recent years, not only because it is a good game itself, but because it has attracted an amazing community of users in a very short time.
At present, the video game developed by Epic Games and in which the Chinese giant Tencent has a good piece of stock, has more than 150 million players, raises a whopping 300 million euros a month in profits (despite being a free entry game) and has been one of the triggers of around 200 divorces in the UK. Specifically, the “addiction to Fortnite.”
The number of couples who have broken their relationship, in part, due to the video game is minimal, 5% of the total demands for divorce that has compiled the website Divorce Online so far in 2018; but it is a reason that did not exist before and that, obviously, can only grow if the game continues to gain traction.
Why is Fortnite a cause of divorce? It is difficult to know because there are no exact figures and you can not access the specific divorce demands that cite it as a reason.
However, the very essence of the game can serve as an explanation: winning wins is very difficult, time consuming and, to top it off, although playing Fortnite is free, it is possible to make small payments for complements, ranging from a suit to a dance, also passing through the ‘season passes’, a system of rewards by levels acquired playing.
If this sum of factors is a potential danger for youth, as some experts say in the matter, there is no reason to rule out that this can also be the case with adults, adults with husband and / or wife.
Addiction to video games is a problem that experts can not agree on. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized it as a disease , many experts in the field of psychology and video games question this decision .