Fortnite to Disable Age-Gated Cosmetic Following Player Criticism

The prayers of Fortnite's fans have been heard.

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Just a few days ago, we talked about how Fortnite's fans were not delighted about the update that introduced age and content rating to islands and cosmetics "to help parents and players make informed play decisions about the thousands of games and other experiences in Fortnite." So a few rebellions later, Epic Games finally heard fans' feedback and came forward with a statement on Twitter, saying that they'd "revert" their decision.

The developer, recognizing that their approach was too "conservative", acknowledged the need for improvement and vowed not to introduce additional age restrictions until they come up with a better solution.

"Cosmetic gating will be disabled for the majority of Fortnite cosmetics until we have a long-term solution in place. This change will start rolling out with the v28.00 update on December 3, 2023. We were conservative in how we reviewed cosmetics and their potential impact on an island’s rating. We are evaluating all cosmetics again now," shared the developer.

However, there will be a few exceptions to this change. 

"A small number of existing cosmetics and less than ten Outfits will remain playable only in T-rated (or regionally equivalent rated) islands because of their obvious fear or violence elements," reads the statement on Fortnite's official website.

Starting from the release of the next game update on December 3, the change will come into effect. As for now, Epic Games will continue to explore potential restrictions on cosmetics in the future. The specific skins that may be affected are still uncertain, but fans have suggested that the Xenomorph skin and the leaked severed head of the Immortal are potential candidates.

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