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Fortnite Video Game Caused Divorces

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Fortnite Video Game Caused Divorces

Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play battle royale video game developed and published by Epic Games. It was released as an early access title for Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September 2017, for iOS in April 2018, the Nintendo Switch in June 2018, and an Android version in August 2018. It is a spin-off from Epic’s Fortnite: Save the World, a cooperative survival game with construction elements.

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As a battle royale game, Fortnite Battle Royale features up to 100 players, alone, in duos, or in squads of up to four players, attempting to be the last player or group alive by killing other players or evading them, while staying within a constantly shrinking safe zone to prevent taking lethal damage from being outside it. Players start with no intrinsic advantages, and must scavenge for weapons and armor to gain the upper hand on their opponents.

The idea for Fortnite Battle Royale arose following the release of the similar battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which saw numerous player count records broken throughout 2017. Seeing its rapid growth and commercial success, Epic Games saw the opportunity to create a battle royale mode of their own. Originally released as part of the paid Fortnite game, Epic spun out a dedicated version of the game offered as free-to-play funded by microtransactions, sharing in-game currency with the main Fortnite game, allowing players to buy or earn cosmetic items to customize their character.

As of July 2018, the game has seen over 125 million players, and has been estimated to have earned more than US$1 billion in microtransactions. Fortnite Battle Royale has become a cultural phenomenon, with Fortnite streams achieving record-high viewerships, and with several celebrities and athletes stating their appreciation of the game

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The game adds the construction element from Fortnite; players can break down most objects in the game world to gain resources they can use to build fortifications as part of their strategy. Limited-time modes are cycled through the game that introduce experimental or unconventional gameplay but otherwise follow the battle royale “last player standing” goal. The game features limited cross-platform play between the platforms.

popular battle royale game Fortnite is currently the game of the moment and increasingly is conquering the market with new players, although it is not yet available for all platforms. However, now according to the latest reports, recently, the well-known and popular battle royale game Fortnite caused over 200 divorces.

The well-known and popular battle royale game Fortnite is currently the game of the moment and increasingly is conquering the market with new players, although it is not yet available for all platforms.

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As the well-known and popular battle royale game, Fortnite is the game of the moment as we told, but the Epic Game choices for its distribution were not the best. By placing the game available outside the Google Play Store, players have to open the doors to installing software from external sources, which is not advisable.

However, as we all know very well that the well-known and popular battle royale game, Fortnite is a game that by its nature causes addiction, and the situation has reached such a degree that it is now mentioned as one of the causes of more than 200 divorce petitions in the United Kingdom.

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According to the information from Divorce Online, a UK site specializing in divorces, so far this 2018 have received more than 200 divorce petitions that mention Fortnite and other online games as one of the reasons, almost 5% of the total of the 4,665 requests.

“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,” Divorce Online reported.

Moreover, a spokesperson for the platform also commented that “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. These now include online gaming and social media, so it is no surprise to us that more and more people are having relationship problems because of our digital addictions.”

It is not specified what kind of study was conducted to obtain this data and other online games are also somewhat problematic, but there is no doubt that addiction to games like the well-known and popular battle royale game, Fortnite should be causing problems in marriages.

Also, it’s worth keeping in mind that these are data from the United Kingdom so it should be much bigger if you take into account other countries where the Epic Games title is highly popular.

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