Parents’ Guide to Fortnite


Fortnite is one of the most popular video games around. With over 80 million active monthly users, the game has earned hundreds of millions of dollars in gross revenue. While Fortnite can be fun for children, parents should be aware of some risks.

Although it is not specifically rated for children, Fortnite’s cartoonish violence can be a turnoff for some kids. Parents may also want to restrict their kids’ time playing the game. For example, a young child who is prone to crying might be better served by limiting matches to a few times per day.

Another potential concern is Fortnite’s online chat feature. This can open younger players up to a variety of offensive language. In addition, parents should be aware that some scenes and characters in the game might disturb their children. Common Sense recommends that kids under 13 do not play games with open-ended chat functions.

Another aspect of Fortnite that parents should be aware of is the range of weapons available. Although the games is not bloody, it does involve guns and arrows. Having these items on hand will help a player score higher points.

Some of the more ‘fun’ aspects of Fortnite include being able to build structures and traps. In addition, the game’s “Save the World” mode allows players to fend off zombie-like creatures and earn in-game rewards. These rewards include cosmetic items such as the iconic ‘V-Bucks’, which can be used to purchase in-game items.

The ‘Save the World’ mode is also a co-op version of the game, meaning that players work together to fend off zombies and earn in-game rewards. However, while this version can be more suited for older kids, the Battle Royale mode is appropriate for younger ones.

There are several ways to play Fortnite, including the Battle Royale mode, the Save the World mode, and the Creative Mode. Each mode has its own unique features. For instance, the Save the World mode involves defending a home base shelter from a group of zombie-like creatures. Other modes have less emphasis on violence, and they are more suitable for younger players.

A few of the more popular events for Fortnite include live concerts, promotional launches, and other spontaneous events. Usually these are family-friendly, and can attract millions of viewers. But other live events can be dangerous. They are often tied to the game itself, and can be extremely intense.

Overall, Fortnite’s action is not as gruesome as some other popular shooter games. It is, however, still a highly competitive game. Players may need to learn a new skill to be successful.

As with any multiplayer game, the level of interaction will vary from person to person. Aside from the standard moderation measures, the community has rules against bullying and cheating. Additionally, there are flags for frequent and intense cartoon violence. Children who are under the age of 12 should not be able to purchase the game. Even if a parent or guardian wants to let their children play, the ESRB rates the game as only ‘Teen’.