November 21 Update: This has since been disabled due to complaints and will be rolled out on Version 28.00 on December 3, 2023.
Updated since original: Fortnite has commented on the backlash by stating, “About 7% of Fortnite Outfits can only be equipped in islands rated Teen. Over the next year, we will enable most of these Outfits to be compatible with all ratings by having them auto-adjust appearance based on the island you want to play.“
What Was The Purpose of the Content Rating Update in Fortnite
In the latest update, Fortnite introduced age and content ratings for Fortnite Creative islands. The intention was to help parents (and players) restrict the content that kids experience in the game. While the age rating for Battle Royale remains T for Teen, some Creative maps can now be rated as low as E for Everyone.
Therefore, some cosmetics have been hit with a more mature rating and, ultimately, been banned from many Fortnite Creative islands.
What Has Been Restricted in Fortnite?
Epic Games has put an age rating on every equippable element in Fortnite, including menu music and loading screens.
The age and content rating update has also upset players due to the inconsistency of what has been banned. Michael Myers and his knife pickaxe have been left untouched, but other characters like Peely, the banana, have been rated T for Teens. Here are some examples of content that has been banned in the latest Fortnite update.
Overall, fans haven’t received this update well, and many are asking for the update to be reverted by using the hashtag #reverttheupdate on X. Let us know what you think of the latest update in the comments below and if you think Epic Games should revert the update.