Epic Games Store parental controls introduced
Epic has introduced Cabined Accounts on the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games Store parental controls were just introduced today. The company announced that it has rolled out a new type of account called Cabined Accounts for younger players. The goal is to provide a “tailored experience that is safe and inclusive for younger players” who use the Epic Games Store or play games like Fortnite.
What are Epic Games Store Cabined Accounts?
Here’s how the new Cabined Accounts work:
Players around the world will see a one-time request for their age when they log into Epic Games Store or our games. If you are a younger player, your Epic account will be a Cabined Account and you will be asked to provide a parent or guardian’s email address to begin the parental consent process.
You will continue to be able to use the Epic Games Launcher, but will need Parental Controls to be set in order to access certain features. Once your parent sets up Parental Controls, your experience will respect the settings they select and your account will no longer be a Cabined Account.
You can learn more about Epic Games Store Cabined Accounts here.
What features are disabled?
According to Epic Games Store, the following features are disabled for Cabined Accounts:
- Communicating with other players using voice chat or free text chat
- Purchasing items with money
- Downloading games that are not owned by Epic
- Recommendations based on past activity
- Email marketing or push notifications
- Trades in Rocket League
- Sign in with Epic, including linking accounts to certain external services, such as social media websites or video streaming applications
- Custom display names
- SMS-based two-factor authentication
Players who are younger than 13 years old will need to get parental permission to access these features.