With the rise (and improvement) of virtual reality, more and more people have gotten onto the bandwagon, with Meta (formerly Facebook) even planning for a massive virtual reality, dubbed the metaverse.
As more and more people play games using virtual reality, incidents of people falling over in their houses and breaking furniture have increased, with insurance claims seeing a 31% jump in UK over the past year.
The most common damage has been smashed screens, with insurance provider Aviva telling the Guardian that the average claim is around £650, “often from broken TVs smashed by overenthusiastic gamers”
Over the past year Aviva has seen claims ranging from a user throwing a controller at his TV to a child smashing two designer figurines during a “swipe” move.
Of course there’s a subreddit
With many getting VR devices for Christmas, the content is unlikely to run out, with a subreddit called r/VRtoER collating the various mishaps caused by people engrossed in virtual battles.