Epic Games Is Being Sued for Making Fortnite Too Addicting

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Parental responsibility? Never heard of it. A legal firm out of Montreal is readying a class-action lawsuit against Epic Games, which allegedly developed Fortnite to be “as addictive as possible.”

Attorneys with Calex Legal took on the case after it was contacted by parents who likened the Battle Royale multi-player title to a cocaine high, which supposedly ruined their childrens’ lives. Epic Games’s terms of service prohibits players from taking the company to court, but that may not stand up to Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act.

“Epic Games, when they created Fortnite, for years and years, hired psychologists — they really dug into the human brain and they really made the effort to make it as addictive as possible. They knowingly put on the market a very, very addictive game which was also geared toward youth.”


Tsing Mui
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