Sadly, the research does not say why exactly Fortnite is the cause of so many breakups. Did they catch their loved ones shouting obscenities at a ten-year-old for stealing their loot crate one too many times? Is it because they're spending hundreds of pounds on clothes and little dances in a supposedly free-to-play game? Or is it just because the game's so addictive that they barely get to spend any time with their partner? Although we always figured that you could easily maintain a marriage and several hobbies during all the time the servers are down.
While the people at Epic Games are probably high-fiving themselves over this free piece of silly publicity, this headline puts Fortnite in a long list of online games accused of getting people so obsessed that it hurts their well-being. In its heyday, World Of Warcraft was linked to an increase in college dropouts, and in 2005 a South Korean man was reported to have dropped dead after playing Starcraft for 50 hours straight.