Epic Games will implement “limited accounts” for children in Fortnite, Rocket League and Fall Guys

As of this week several titles of Epic Games They will have a new function designed for younger players. It is about the “Limited Accounts” (or “Cabined Accounts” in English), a new type of accounts for children under 13 that will allow parents or guardians to have greater control over the activity of children.

According to Epic Gamesthe “Limited Accounts” want to provide “a personalized experience that is safe and inclusive for the youngest players” of Fortnite Rocket League Y Fall Guys. Therefore, although they will not compromise the development of the games, with these profiles adults will have to determine what type of functions minors have access to.

Specifically, Epic explains that all players of the games mentioned above will receive a notification to establish their age and if they are under 13 (or the age of consent in their country) they will be asked to provide the email address of their parent or guardian. to initiate a parental consent process.

At this stage, adults will have to approve or deny young people’s access to certain video game functions. Prior to the parental consent process those features will be disabled by default and will include:

  • Communication with other players via voice or text chat
  • Buying items with money
  • Downloading non-Epic games
  • Recommendations based on past activity
  • Email marketing or push notifications
  • Jobs in Rocket League
  • Sign in to external services with an Epic account
  • Custom display names
  • SMS-based two-factor authentication

“While waiting for parental consent on a limited account, younger gamers or developers using the Epic Games Store Launcher can view and access their library, but will not be able to get new games or access certain Unreal Engine features,” the company noted. “Players can access features that are not available on their limited account if their parent or guardian consents and completes account setup, or when they turn 13 (or the age of digital consent in their region).”

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