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Chat
Commenting
In App Purchases
Microtransactions
Live Streaming
Videos can be shared
Location Tracking
Geotracking
Photo Sharing
Photo sending/receiving
Stranger Danger
Interacting with strangers

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A player versus player game, allowing up to one hundred players, Fortnite pits live players against each other in a nail-biting game of strategy, similar to the Hunger Games concept. This app is rated for ages 12 years and older and is safe for teens. It's free to play, but does feature in-app purchases.

About Fortnite
Category
Games
In-App Purchases
None

What is Fortnite?

Fortnite is the mobile edition of the popular person versus person (PVP) console and PC multiplayer strategic action game. Offering a full experience, the Fortnite app offers all of the the options console and PC players are used to, but in an on-the-go format.

 

The Fortnite app is rated for players ages 12 years and older, is free to play, but does feature in-app purchases. It is safe for teens.

 

Much like The Sims and Second Life, avatars in Fortnite are everything, and are what in-app purchases are geared towards. As the Fortnite app is free to play, developers earn revenue from players outfitting their avatars with everything from custom dance moves to clothing choices.

 

It should be noted that Fortnite’s in-app purchases don’t help game play, but most players want their avatars to stand out in some way, so the customization is popular. Fortnite’s game currency comes in the form of V-Bucks, which can be purchased in packages ranging in price from $9.99 to $99.99.

Is Fortnite safe for my kids?

Parents should know that Fortnite is a "kill or be killed" game, with the goal to be the last person standing, which means players must kill one another to meet the objective. A player versus player game, allowing up to one hundred players, Fortnite pits live players against each other in a nail-biting game of strategy, similar to the Hunger Games concept. This game is rated for users aged 12 and older and is safe for teens.

Similar to Minecraft, players must search for resources and weapons, as well as build protective forts and ramps. Fortnite also is a battle royale, with players pitting their resources and strategic strengths against other players in a live action game.

And while the game is free to play, the draw to completely customize and outfit one’s Fortnite avatar is strong, so parents should discuss in-app purchase expectations prior to letting their child play.

Violence is the driving force behind the game and weapons feature heavily. However, player deaths are not gory, nor is blood displayed, as players simply disappear once they’ve been taken out of the game.

Parents may wish to pay close attention to their child’s Fortnite gameplay, as the app has a chat function, which is useful for team play and communicating strategy, but also allows players to communicate both with real-life friends they know in the game and virtual strangers from across the globe.

It is, however, important to note that there are some in-game parental controls that can be used to regulate their child’s game play and exposure.

Per Windows Central: With iOS, you can set time limits on any app in order to encourage healthy usage.

  1. Enable Guided Access in Settings.
  2. Launch the Fortnite Battle Royale app.
  3. Triple-click the Home button on your iPhone to launch Guided Access.
  4. Tap Options on the bottom left of your screen.
  5. Tap the switch next to Time Limit.
  6. Swipe the wheels to choose a time limit. You can do anything from a minute to 23 hours.

As with any game with a built-in chat feature, parents may wish to monitor interactions. And while the most harmful things kids could experience in the chat section might be profane language, there have been reports of adults trying to solicit photos from children.

Parents should remind children to report an uncomfortable interaction online as soon as it occurs.

For more information about this app, read Should Parents Let Kids Play Fortnite?

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