Epic Games Launches ‘Cabined’ Accounts To Protect Younger Fortnite, Rocket League, And Fall Guys Players
It seems that Epic Games has decided to expand the range of parental controls, and from now on, young gamers will automatically be assigned to a so-called Cabined account. With these accounts, many features are disabled until the child obtains consent from their parents. This type of account will be automatically assigned to players who indicate they are under 13, or that they are under their country’s age of digital consent. Once that account type is assigned, the user will be unable to use many of the features that are available to older Epic Games members, at least until parental consent kicks in.
Cabined accounts don’t have access to voice chat or text chat, limiting the chance that the child will encounter any toxic behaviors. They also cannot buy any in-game items with money or download games that are owned by a company different from Epic. Cabined accounts also cannot be connected to any social media websites and streaming services, such as Twitch, and social media websites. Email marketing will not be enabled, and SMS-based two-factor authentication is also not available. Younger players also cannot create custom display names and carry out trades in “Rocket League.”
The way to surpass all these restrictions is to send out a request for parental consent. This makes Epic Games email the parent or guardian of the owner of the account. The guardian is then able to tweak the settings, such as permitting in-game purchases with real money. Until then, young gamers are out of luck.
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