Fortnite is one of the biggest games on the planet right now, so it's probably not too surprising to hear it's having a bit of a negative effect on relationships. Apparently, the game contributed to 5% of all divorces in the UK so far this year.

That's according to a press release from (via PCGamesN), which attributes the figure to online video game addiction, notably Fortnite Battle Royale.

The site says it 'received 200 divorce petitions since January 1 [2018] where addiction to Fortnite and other online gaming has been cited as one of the reasons for divorce,' which works out to about 5% of the 4,665 petitions the company was involved in.

Fortnite is obviously not the only game to blame for divorces. As seen above, the statement quite clearly mentions 'other online gaming,' so we imagine other battle royale titles are in the mix. 

At this point, there's not much more to say about Fortnite. It's comfortably beating competing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and appears to be making developer Epic Games quite a bit of dough, too.

Hell, it's even got parents hiring tutors for their children to improve their battle royale skills.

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