Three parents have filed a class action lawsuit in Canada against Epic Games for making ‘Fortnite’ too addictive for their children.
The lawsuit was filed in Quebec Superior Court, alleging that Epic Games purposefully designed the game to be “highly addictive” for children.
One parent claimed their child had played 7,700 hours in less than two years, while another claimed their child had played 7,000 hours and became enraged when his parents locked the computer.
The judge ruled that the lawsuit was not “manifestly ill-founded,” comparing video game addiction to tobacco addiction.
It was also decided that anyone who developed a video game addiction and experienced symptoms of addiction as a result of playing Fortnite could join the class action lawsuit.Since the lawsuit was filed, over 200 people have come forward about their addiction to ‘Fortnite.’