Cyber Expert Reviewer:
Reviewed on May 4, 2021
Fortnite is a video game that can be played on mobile devices, Playstation and PC. The Fortnite app allows users to compete in the games famously popular Battle Royale competitions on the go. Battle Royale is characterized by short play sessions in which players can play solo or in a team. Players are dropped into an interactive map where they are required to strategize and compete to be the last ones standing. While the object of the game is to kill opponents, the graphics are cartoonish and visuals of blood and gore are minimal. Some of the key concerns when it comes to Fortnite Battle Royale are contact with strangers, inappropriate or aggressive language during games, in-game purchases and screen-time. Parents should set boundaries around game play, including when kids are allowed to play and who with, supervising conversations, using the in-platform parental controls, and getting involved wherever possible.
Launch the Fortnite app
Once in the Lobby, open the menu in the upper-right of the screen.
Select “Parental Controls."
You will be asked to confirm the email address linked to the account. If no email address is linked to the account, you'll be guided to a web browser so that you may link one.
Set a unique six-digit PIN. This PIN will be required to change parental controls in the future, so make sure to set a PIN that is different from other PINs that you use and is easy for you to remember.
If you forgot your PIN or just want to change it, you can follow the steps in the support article on how to reset your PIN for parental controls.
Set the parental controls that you wish to have enabled or disabled. These include:
Can See Mature Language
Can Accept Friend Requests
Non-Squad Members Can See Your Name
Can See Non-Squad Member Names
Weekly Playtime Reports