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Jordan is the latest country to ban PUBG – and Fortnite could be next

The count of countries that have banned online battle royale PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds seems to be increasing, with Jordan now having joined the banned-wagon. But it looks like this isn’t the only game that’s made the country’s ban list. According to a Jordanian news site, there are six more games expected to be blocked, one of which is Fortnite.

As reported by Roya News (via GamesIndustry.biz), Eng. Mohammad AlWathiq Shaqrah, director of beneficiaries affairs at the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), has said that following PUBG’s ban there are potentially six more to follow. He reportedly told Roya in an interview that “Fortnite is one of the games expected to be banned.”

It appears that the PUBG ban came into effect on July 4, and the decision was made partly in response to an alleged World Health Organisation study that the TRC says classified PUBG as a violent game, according to a statement it released this weekend. It claims (translated using Google) that the study “classified this game as a violent game leading to addiction and social isolation” and that children who play “such games are more violent than their peers”.

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