Fortnite has been a very popular battle royale game for a number of years, building on the success of PUBG and other pioneers of the genre. It casts a spell over children in particular, because the graphics are colourful, the characters and worlds are like something out of an animated 3D series on television. The game is also available for different platforms – PC, smartphone, tablet and consoles. I myself took a look at the Nintendo Switch four years ago. But what about the Fortnite age rating? From what age can children play Fortnite? Answers to these questions in this guide!
When you allow the child certain games, that is basically up to the parents. However, the makers of Fortnite, the game studio Epic Games, submit a USK 12 rating. According to Epic Games, Fortnite is therefore suitable for children and young people aged 12 and over. This is probably also due to the fact that the game is a shooter (use of firearms as a core element), but there is no depiction of blood or death scenes.
Children are therefore primarily offered a multiplayer game that builds on teamwork and the strategic use of resources. Because it's not just about shooting, but also about position on the map, building hiding places and similar mechanics. The overall goal is to hold out longer than the other team with your own team and thus win the round.
Fortnite for Kids - A Battle Royale with USK 12
With the Battle Royale genre, Fortnite as a major representative of these games, and other shooters that can be played over the Internet, the "killer game debate" is coming up again. It should be clear that this is long outdated and Fortnite has hardly anything to do with Counter-Strike or other war games. It is also well known that shooters do not replace moral concepts and that children do not simply tend towards acts of violence as if by magic digital hands.
So parents can use the USK rating for playing Fortnite 12+ as a guide, but are also sure to speak to the child at any time if they have any questions or concerns about the content. If the communication in the family works, then such a game should not be a problem. You just have to remember that children are not yet familiar with the concept of gun violence and war on a real scale, and Fortnite is therefore only perceived as a game.
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