Fortnite Planning to Disable Age-Gated Cosmetic, Reveals v28.00 Update Release Date

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Fortnite is disabling its controversial age restrictions over cosmetics, which followers have criticized as one of many recreation’s “worst updates.” In a message on its website, Fortnite’s builders introduced that the cosmetics shall be disabled in lieu of a long-term coslution. The full message follows under.

Cosmetic gating shall be disabled for almost all of Fortnite cosmetics till we’ve a long-term answer in place. This change will begin rolling out with the v28.00 replace on December 3, 2023.

We had been conservative in how we reviewed cosmetics and their potential affect on an island’s score. We are evaluating all cosmetics once more now.

A small variety of current cosmetics and fewer than ten Outfits will stay playable solely in T-rated (or regionally equal rated) islands due to their apparent worry or violence components.

We’ve been deep within the feedback over the previous few days and we’ll maintain engaged on getting this proper.

The announcement was greeted positively inside the Fortnite neighborhood following the backlash over the age restrictions, which noticed each beauty merchandise obtain an age score that was solely appropriate with sure islands. Epic Games claimed that the transfer was “to assist dad and mom and gamers make knowledgeable play choices concerning the 1000’s of video games and different experiences in Fortnite.”

Epic Games will proceed to examine the opportunity of cosmetics restrictions sooner or later. It’s unclear which skins will proceed to be impacted, although some followers pointed towards the Xenomorph pores and skin as one main chance. Another candidate is the severed head of the Immortal, which was revealed in a current leak.

Fortnite has been having fun with a mini-renaissance thanks to the discharge of Fortnite OG, which resulted within the greatest day ever for Epic’s battle royale. For extra, take a look at our full information to Fortnite OG and extra.

Kat Bailey is IGN’s News Director in addition to co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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