Lawsuit claims Fortnite as addictive as cocaine

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Many people can name a kid they know who is obsessed with Fortnite, maybe it’s even one of your own.
Now we have some bad news for those parents: Fortnite’s publisher Epic Games is being sued over claims the game is as addictive –and potentially harmful– as cocaine.

A Montreal-based law firm has launched a class action lawsuit on behalf of two parents. They claim when a person is engaged in Fortnite for a long period, the player’s brain releases the pleasure hormone, dopamine, and that Fortnite was developed by psychologists, statisticians, and others “to develop the most addictive game possible.” 

An Epic spokesperson said the company does not comment on ongoing litigation. The company has 30 days to respond to the lawsuit.

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