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Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale is an online video game developed by Epic Games that can be played on multiple platforms such as Android, PC, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Players are dropped into a location on a map and find weapons and equipment to compete against each other, either as a single player or as part of a ‘duo’ or ‘squad’ (usually made up of three or four players). Up to 100 people can enter the game and the last player or team remaining wins.

Although the game is free-to-play, users are encouraged to purchase V-Bucks, a virtual currency that allows players access to features such as ‘skins’ (changing the way the player character looks).

Fortnite does have parental controls available to help manage your child’s access to features such as accepting friend requests, who they can chat with, filtering mature language in text chat and ability to purchase within the game. These controls can be accessed via the Epic Account Portal and from within the Fortnite Parental Controls menu. There are also parental controls available on the gaming platforms you can play Fortnite on e.g. Nintendo Switch.

Fortnite’s safety features include the ability to report voice chat as well as blocking, muting and reporting another player.

Access parental controls
or safety settings here

Safety restrictions available

Harmful Content

Block or limit access to content that could be harmful to children e.g. videos that contain bad language or sexual, violent or discriminatory content.

In-game Purchasing

Disable option to buy extra content, goods or subscriptions when using apps e.g. buying TikTok Coins when using the social media app TikTok


Block a user’s ability to communicate privately with one person or a group of people e.g. send or receive direct messages

Time Limit

Decide when and for how long a user can access a piece of technology e.g. set a schedule on a broadband router so that internet access turns off after 8pm

Multi Player

Block a user's ability to play games with other players online