Fortnite

Fortnite Parental Controls

Fortnite offers a range of parental controls to help you control what a player can see and do within the Fortnite game. In addition to the controls within Fortnite, there may be additional controls you can set at the platform level, including controls available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS, which are described below.

How to set Parental Controls in Fortnite

  1. Launch Fortnite on your platform of choice.

  2. Once in the lobby, open the menu in the upper right of the screen.

  3. Select “Parental Controls”.

  4. You will be asked to confirm the email address linked to the account. If no email address is linked to the account you will be asked to link one.

  5. 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 you use and is easy to remember.

    1. You can change the PIN from the account settings, but doing so will require the current PIN.

    2. You will be able to recover a lost PIN by contacting player support.

  6. Set the parental controls that you wish to have enabled or disabled.

  7. Use the SAVE button to save your selection. 

In the future if you wish to change any of these settings you will have to enter your PIN.  The email associated with the account will be notified whenever a PIN is changed.


Available parental controls

 

 

FILTER MATURE LANGUAGE

In Fortnite Battle Royale players can text chat with friends in their squad when in the lobby.

In Fortnite Save The World players can text chat with friends in the lobby, and with any other players in a private or public match. 

This option lets you filter mature language in the chat, both that you send and receive from others.

ON: Mature language in text chat will be filtered and replaced with heart symbols. 

OFF: Mature language can appear in text chat.


HIDE YOUR NAME FROM NON-SQUAD MEMBERS

During a match, the account names of players who are eliminated will appear on the screen.

This setting allows you to replace your name with "Player" in these messages for everyone who is not in your squad. 

NOTE: People in the same "squad" (up to three other players on your team who may or may not be friends) will still be able to see your account name.

ON: Replace your name to players that are not in your squad with "Player".

OFF: Players that are not in your squad will be able to your see your account name.

 

HIDE NON-SQUAD MEMBER NAMES

During a match, the account names of players who are eliminated will appear on the screen.

This setting allows you to replace the names of other players who are not in your squad with "Player" in those messages.

NOTE: You will still be able to see the names of people in the same "squad" (up to three other players on your team who may or may not be friends).

ON: Replaces the names of players that are not in your squad with "Player". 

OFF: You will see the names of players that are not squad members.

 

VOICE CHAT

While in a party with friends or when teamed up with random players during a match, a voice chat channel becomes available. This setting controls whether or not this account can hear and talk in that voice chat channel.

NOTE: This setting only disables Fortnite’s in-game voice chat. The platform you are playing on may have additional communication features that must be restricted separately. Information on platform specific controls can be found below.

ON: You can hear your teammates and talk to them using a microphone.

OFF: You cannot hear or talk to teammates.

 

Epic Games Store Parental Controls

The Epic Games Store offers the ability to use your PIN to restrict purchase and restrict access to content based on ratings.

How to set Parental Controls in the Epic Games Store

  1. There are two paths to open your account settings:

    1. From the Epic Games Store Launcher:

      1. Open the Launcher and login.

      2. Click on your account name in the bottom left corner.

      3. Select “Manage Account”.

    2. From the Epic Games Store Website:

      1. Go to the Epic Games Store Website.

      2. Login in the top right.

      3. Hover over your account name.

      4. Select “Account”.

  2. Once on the Manage Account/Account page scroll down to “Parental Controls”.

  3. Open “Parental Controls”.

  4. Set or enter your six digit PIN.

  5. You can now set two options:

    1. To require your PIN on purchases.

    2. Restrict access to games, including free games, on the store via your PIN.

  6. Save and close your settings.
     

Platform Parental Controls

The Fortnite Parental Controls only apply to Fortnite, regardless of the platform that the Fortnite game is played on. This means that if you, for example, turn off voice chat in Fortnite then you will be unable to use the voice chat built into Fortnite itself. However, you may still be able to access voice chat using communication methods outside of Fortnite, such as by using the party system built into your console.

If you would like to more broadly restrict access to these features, then you can do so at the platform level on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10, and iOS. 

Platforms offer a range of controls, including restrictions on:

  • Purchasing.

  • Communication with other players.

  • Play time.

  • Adding friends.

  • Access to multiplayer.

  • Broadcasting gameplay.

  • Which games can be played and downloaded.

  • What content can be seen and shared.

  • The detail that can be seen about other players.

  • Access to web browsing.

  • The use of VR.

Links to information on each platform’s specific Parental Controls and how to set them up are provided below.

 

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo offers controls over features including purchasing, play time management, content viewing and sharing, and communication.

For more information please follow the link below:

https://www.nintendo.com/switch/family-fun/parental-controls/

 

PlayStation 4 (PS4)

PS4 settings include controls over spending limits, social features, and access to games, content, and the internet.

For more information please follow the link below:

https://support.playstation.com/s/article/PS4-Parental-Controls

 

Xbox One

Microsoft’s Xbox controls include restrictions on purchasing, broadcasting gameplay, and access to social features including communication and multiplayer modes. 

For more information please follow the link below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4482922/xbox-one-online-safety-and-privacy-settings-for-parents-and-kids

 

Windows 10

With the controls Windows 10 provides you can set restrictions on activities including purchasing, playtime, access to content, broadcasting, and more.

For more information please follow the link below:

https://account.microsoft.com/family/

 

iOS

Apple iOS allows you to block or limit specific apps and restrict the settings on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, including for purchases and downloads, access to explicit content, and privacy.

For more information please follow the link below:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201304

 

Android

On Android you can use the in-game Fortnite parental controls to restrict or allow specific types of behavior.  The Google Play parental controls do not apply to Fortnite. In-game purchasing restrictions for Fortnite on Android are forthcoming.