At least 200 couples in the UK have cited addiction to the wildly popular “Fortnite” and other online games among the reasons for their divorce since the start of 2018. Earlier this month, Divorce Online, a British company that offers divorce services and resources noted in a blog post that since January 2018, they received some 200 divorce petitions where addiction to “Fortnite” and other online games were cited among reasons for divorce.

“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,” a spokesperson for the company said. “These now include online pornography, 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,” the spokesperson added. READ MORE