Known for its constant collaborations with popular culture icons and shows, Fortnite makes little to no mistakes when it comes to pleasing its growing community. However, in a recent update, the popular Battle Royale has put itself in a difficult situation. This update, described as “ISLAND AGE CATEGORIES” of Fortnite, makes certain islands (game modes) and skins limited to a certain audience.
In an official X post, Fortnite confirmed that approximately 7% of skins are affected by the age restriction. They can only be equipped on islands rated Teen. While Fortnite claims that these cosmetics are limited to certain maps and game modes for now, it wants to make changes to them so that in the future the skins will automatically change in appearance based on the island. This may result in the cosmetics being changed depending on the age of the player.
Fortnite age restrictions explained
In this update, Fortnite has a ESRB rating tag to every island. This limits the criteria for players to opt out of certain games. This is also reflected in the skins, as the skins also show an error message stating that they are not available on certain islands because there will be a younger audience. If you qualify, you can click the play button immediately.
However, if you are younger than the age criteria, you will have to wait until you are old enough to enter that island. Another noticeable change is that parents can unlock the restricted islands for their children if they wish via parental settings.
List of all age-restricted Fortnite skins
As of now, Fortnite has reportedly created more than 360+ cosmetic items not available as part of their age restriction policy. These include character skins, weapons, backpacks and more. We’ve compiled a long list of notable skins that aren’t eligible for all cards.
Many of these include popular collaboration skins from Resident Evil or Marvel Universe. Here’s a list of popular skins that you can’t use in Fortnite as part of the recent policy change:
- Leon S Kennedy
- Claire Roodveld
- Lara Croft
- Rebirth Harley Quinn
- Doctor Doom
- Black Widow
- The visitor
- Officer Peely
- Cloud Striker
- To be happy
- Nolan Kans
- Sergeant Winter
- Stone heart
- Yellow jacket
Do you agree that Fortnite restricts you from using your favorite cosmetics? Are you asking for a refund? Let us know your thoughts on this update in the comments below. One skin that has no restrictions is the new Redcap skin, which you can unlock for free via the Fortnite Refer a Friend 3.0 event. Make sure you invite your friends to the game and grab these cosmetics for free.