Fortnite will add age-ratings to Creative maps and more.
Epic Games announced they are partnering with the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC). The game will add ratings to all the first-person and third-person content found in Fortnite Creative. Just like Roblox, Fortnite plans to make players aware of whether or not specific Creative content is appropriate for certain ages.
The features will also be included in the regular Battle Royale and other modes. This will give players a chance to toggle Parental Controls, choosing what features they want to include or exclude.
When developers create their games, they will be given a questionnaire to help establish what rating they should be set at. Those who do not answer the questionnaire will have their island delisted.
When does Fortnite plan to add IARC age ratings to the game?
Fortnite's new partnership with the IARC is set to start on November 14, 2023. If you are a creator, be prepared to start filling out the rating questionnaire on October 16 and on.
“By implementing the IARC rating system within Fortnite, Epic continues to elevate its commitment to providing families with tools to make informed decisions about which experiences are appropriate for their children,” said Patricia Vance, president of ESRB and chairperson of IARC. “As Fortnite evolves from its Battle Royale roots into a broader ecosystem containing a variety of content from Epic and other creators, it’s especially important that parents have a clear understanding of what their children want to access.”
Ratings will be region-specific, with some areas allowing for different content than others. The regions included are the ERSB (North America), PEGI (Europe) and more.
Fortnite's goal is to keep the game parent-friendly. This will allow for all types of content to stay in the game. Fortnite just wants to make sure the proper ratings are applied to each game mode and map.
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