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Fortnite Contributed to 5% of UK Divorces This Year

Published: 11/Sep/2018 15:31 Updated: 12/Sep/2020 9:30

by Matt Porter

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A UK-based divorce website claims that addiction to online games such as Fortnite has been a cause in around 5% of all UK divorces so far this year.

The site, divorce-online.co.uk, issued a press release that stated the company had been investigating how many petitions of divorce had been filed this year referencing Fortnite.

Divorce Online confirmed that it had received 200 divorce petitions since January 1, 2018, that specifically mentioned Fortnite or other online games as one of the reasons for divorce. Divorce Online have received 4,665 petitions so far this year, so the 200 gaming related applications equates to roughly 5%.

Unfortunately, Fortnite leaves a lot of couples unhappy.

With this knowledge, PCGamesN were able to use the statistics provided by Divorce Online to estimate that around 4,000 divorces a year in the UK could be directly related to online gaming.

While Fortnite is the only game specifically mentioned, other games are included in the research. Divorce Online simply used Fortnite as the main example while searching its database for related petitions, and accepts that online gaming in general makes up a portion of the petitions.

This latest press release from Divorce Online is an example of the scale of gaming addiction in the UK. Back in June, Britain’s National Health Service announced that it would be treating games addiction as a medical disorder.

Fortnite’s Season 5 is still ongoing, however it might be wise to make sure you’re paying attention to your loved ones before it gets this far!

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Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun

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Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.