Are you a Fortnite fan looking to create something in the game? There are rules to watch out for.
Fortnite’s Creative 2.0, aka Unreal Editor for Fortnite is right around the corner. We think. We hope. We have no idea. But if you’re looking to create, be it in the current engine or the next, you should probably know about some of the more strict and peculiar rules.
Fair warning, they all make sense in theory but hearing them will make you do a double-take.
First, one of the things to remember in this video game about violence is to not have violence in your creation. Yup, sounds odd, but it makes sense. While you’re able to smash someone with a hammer as if you were Tom and Jerry, what Fortnite is saying is to not promote actual violence through your creations.
See, that makes sense. This also includes the creation of content that glorifies and incites violence. Again, the game that puts 100 players against one another in a violent throwdown is asking that you not glorify violence.
Fortnite has some interesting rules for content creation
Another element that isn’t allowed in the creation is bullying or harassment. This includes things that could be viewed as threatening and intimidating. Now, they’re talking about more direct situations, yet you could easily argue that most of the emotes that they sell to players could be interpreted as bullying, especially after they eliminate you. Is anyone really going to deny that the “Take the L” dance isn’t bullying and taunting?
Finally, everything that is created has to fall into the +13/+12 range of gamers depending on the region. That means nothing can be specifically made for kids or adults. Fortnite mentions nursery rhymes or pole dancing as examples of such infractions.
Again, makes sense, but reading the rules list and seeing “no nursery rhymes, no pole dancing” next to one another is rather humorous.