"Fortnite" is one of the most beloved games on the face of the planet. That doesn't mean that everyone who is around someone who plays the game holds the title in high regard, however. In fact, as Comic Book points out, the game has been cited in a ridiculous number of divorce filings. One of the big dangers of a Battle Royale like "Fortnite" is that it can grab more of your time and attention than you realize. Get into a couple of rounds, look up, and suddenly hours have gone by. The problem is that not everyone is surprised by the amount of time that's poured into the game.

'Fortnite' involved in five percent of divorce filings in 2018

A new study from Divorce Online really underlines just how big of a problem the game has become. According to the website, it's an even bigger problem in the UK than it is in the United States. The site points out that "Fortnite" being mentioned in over 200 filings means that it is getting at least a cursory mention in about five percent of all divorce filings in the region.

Think about that for a second. Five percent of all divorce filings in the UK are (at least in part) blaming the Battle Royale video game for marital woes. The big question now is, if the game is to blame for that much marital strife overseas, just how much strife can it be blamed for in the United States?

The fact of the matter is that there are way more "Fornite" players in North America than there are in Europe. It seems as though the five percent figure could be a rather low number in the United States.

At this point, gamers will just have to guess, as the study only focuses on numbers from the UK.

'Fortnite' only ramping up its addictive properties

Experts talking about "Fortnite" as a game that is addictive is nothing new. Numerous studies have shown that some people are unhealthily driven to play the game. It's a safe bet that "Fortnite" as a whole is an addiction for some. Also, given the amount of active players, there's no telling how many people are addicted to it.

In terms of the divorce study, because it only looks at the mention of the game rather than undertaking an in-depth analysis, we don't know for sure just how much addiction is a factor. We do know that people who are quite angry with their significant others think they are losing out to the Battle Royale game.

"Fornite" is like other games in the last few years in that it grabs an audience and holds on. The big question now is just how long will it continue to do that?