Divorce statistics in the United Kingdom have recently revealed that Fortnite has played a part in 200 divorces so far this year.
Many of you reading this will know the pains of playing games online when someone who doesn't understand is trying to get your attention or is asking you to do something. It isn't like playing a regular video game, you can't just pause it and then go back to what you were doing after the fact, but try explaining that to someone who isn't an online gamer.
Take Fortnite for instance. You're frantically running and jumping away from someone who is shooting at you from afar as your partner yells at you from the other room asking why you always ignore them. You're not going to get away with that a lot of times and are probably pushing your luck trying it even once. So what's it to be, make your partner happy or continue your endless pursuit of a Victory Royale?
Well shockingly, it would appear that a great many of you are opting for the latter, at least in the United Kingdom. According to Divorce Online's statistics, Fortnite has been cited in 200 divorces so far in 2018, meaning that it might not be the sole reason but it has certainly played a part. There have been 4665 divorces in the UK so far this year which means Fortnite has had a hand in almost 5% of them.
Perhaps the most shocking thing about this statistic is that it only includes Fortnite players in the UK. Compared to the United States, the UK has a relatively small population, so who knows how many divorces Fortnite is responsible for stateside and around the world. Also, you would have to think that if Fortnite can break up a marriage, it can just as easily break up a relationship, so has likely had a hand in countless, non-marital break-ups too.
This just goes to show that some people consider Fortnite extremely serious business. So serious in fact that it's grounds for a divorce. How far will you go to hone your skills in the increasingly popular battle royale game? Will you ignore your husband or wife to the point that you don't even hear them leaving with all their stuff? Next time you're crouched in a bush and simply can't tear yourself away, maybe pop the controller down for just a second and see whether you're needed elsewhere before you become a part of the increasing Fortnite divorce rate.