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The world is turning to video games amid coronavirus outbreak: Tech

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Games like 'Fortnite' are seeing spikes in users, as governments around the world lock down their cities and countries. (Image: Epic Games)


The world is turning to video games amid coronavirus outbreak
: As the coronavirus forces companies to shutter their offices across the world and lockdowns go into effect, people are increasingly turning to video games to pass the time and interact with friends and family they may not see in person for the foreseeable future.

And that, in turn, means spikes in users jumping online to play games ranging from Epic’s “Fortnite” to Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) free-to-download “Call of Duty: Warzone,” which saw 15 million players in just four days following its launch on March 10. EA’s “Apex Legends,” which is also free-to-play, saw 2 million downloads during its first day of availability in February 2019.

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