Here’s how to make sure you kids aren’t overplaying Fortnite Battle Royale.
Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to iOS, and sign-ups for the beta have begun. And Fortnight for Xbox One just got cross-play with iOS.
Chances are your kids are gonna wanna play it for hours and hours and hours… and forever. It’s incredibly popular, and it might be best to get ahead of the inevitable addiction. Here’s how to enable the right parental restrictions so that you can set time limits and make sure your young’uns are gaming healthily.
How to disable the chat
Perhaps the most vitriolic part of any game with the feature is the chat. To be honest, I’m not sure why chat even exists in gaming anymore if I’m being perfectly honest. Players (especially those of the child persuasion) don’t seem to take chat as an opportunity to interact anymore. It’s merely a vehicle for racial slurs, political “views” they hear their parents say, bullying, and just all-around nonsense.
It’s best to just disable it. There’s no actual word yet on whether or not Fortnite for iOS will have chat, but Epic Games has said that the iOS game will play just like the other iterations, so it’s fair to assume it’ll be there. You’ll likely be able to disable chat in the settings or simply swipe it away.
How to set time limits for Fortnite
With iOS, you can set time limits on any app in order to encourage healthy usage.