Here’s What the Age Rating for Fortnite Is
Fortnite is the biggest game in the world right now. Each and every day, millions and millions of players log into its servers to either take down zombies or other players. Let’s be real though — most Fortnite players are playing the Battle Royale mode when they log on. Of those millions and millions of players, a good amount of them are kids, but should those kids be playing this game? Here’s what the official age rating for Fortnite is.
As always, the parent has the final say. If you don’t mind what Fortnite has to offer for your kids’ eyes, then let them play. If you’re not comfortable with it, then simply say no. Always use your own discrepancy when making a decision about video games and whether or not your kid should play this one or that one. For many parents, though, that decision might hinge on the age rating of a game.
In Fortnite’s case, the Pan European Game Information, or PEGI, age rating is 12, meaning the game is suitable for players 12 years of age and up. According to PEGI, this is due to the game’s frequent scenes of mild violence. The Entertainment Software Rating Board recommends that players be just a tad older. Specifically, one year older as the ESRB age rating is T for Teen. This means that the game is suitable for any player 13 years of age or older. The ESRB gave Fortnite this rating for reasons similar to PEGI’s rating of 12.
If you’ve never seen Fortnite in action, the violence leans on the cartoon-like side, rather than something more realistic like you’d find in Call of Duty or Battlefield. There’s plenty of shooting and doing so with guns that mirror guns used in the real world, but when the bullets land, no blood or guts sling out. In fact, when a player’s health is depleted, they just kind of disappear leaving behind not a pile of carnage, but a pile of loot for other players to pick up.
For more on Fortnite, be sure to check out our Season 5 wiki.
Wesley LeBlanc is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Journalism. He has a passion for entertainment and the industry surrounding it. He's either playing video games or writing about them. When he isn't doing that, he's reading about them. Get a life, right?