Fortnite, the hugely popular battle royale video game, is making changes to its iOS, Mac, and Google Play versions that will limit players' access to in-game purchases and require them to be at least 18 years of age to play. Epic Games announced the impending changes in a tweet on Monday, January 30th.
The major change to Fortnite on iOS, Mac, and Google Play is that players will no longer be able to purchase in-game items using V-Bucks, the game's virtual currency. This restriction will apply to all players regardless of their age. Additionally, Epic Games is introducing age restrictions for players on the affected platforms, meaning players must be at least 18 years old to play.
The changes come as a result of Epic's legal disputes with Apple and Google, which led to the removal of Fortnite from the iOS and Mac app stores and Google Play in August 2020. As a result, players on these platforms have been unable to take advantage of the frequent updates and full seasons of content released since then.
Epic Games has not specified how it will enforce the age restrictions or if it will be able to detect players who are under 18. It is also unclear how the restriction on V-Bucks purchases will impact players who already have V-Bucks in their accounts or if they will still be able to use them.
The changes to Fortnite on iOS, Mac, and Google Play are set to take effect on January 30th. These changes will restrict players' access to in-game purchases and require them to be at least 18 years of age to play. It remains to be seen how Epic Games will enforce these restrictions or if players with V-Bucks in their accounts will still be able to use them.
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