What age rating is Fortnite?
Even though it is essentially a game about killing other people in last-man-standing, ‘battle royale’ contests of 100 online players – using shotguns, axes, sniper rifles and other sillier things, like the Boogie Bomb – there is no on-screen gore and the violence is never too excessive or offensive.
However, Epic Games’ Fortnite still has a PEGI (Pan European Game Information) rating of 12 thanks to “frequent scenes of mild violence”. However, this rating only takes into account the game’s content and doesn’t really consider any offensive or excessive behaviour from its participants via in-game voice or on-screen text chat.
Where to begin with parental controls
Parents can control a number of things kids see and do when playing Fortnite to keep them safe and protected. You can set time limits, police conversations, get playtime reports, block and mute others and generally tailor the game to your specifications.
For the Fortnite-uninitiated, it’s probably worth doing some research on the online game itself and how it plays before you decide which way you should go with regard to Fortnite Parental Controls..
The more you know about the game and how your child uses it, the more you will understand what needs to be monitored and how. You’ll be able to relate to them a lot easier too, which helps during negotiations.
Let’s break it down a bit more clearly…