IARC Ratings in Fortnite are Coming Soon - How They Work and Next Steps for Creators

The Fortnite Team

In partnership with the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC), Fortnite will feature internationally-recognized age and content ratings for all first and third-party playable content starting on November 14.  All experiences published in Fortnite will be required to have an IARC-assigned rating. 

As Fortnite continues to evolve into a multi-game ecosystem featuring a diverse range of games and experiences from Epic and third-party creators, the IARC rating system gives parents and players access to trusted and familiar ratings that help them make informed decisions about what and how they play. 

Here’s How it Works

When you are ready to publish your island to Fortnite, you will fill out the IARC content rating questionnaire before you submit your island to be published and reviewed by Epic moderators. When the questionnaire is complete, you will receive an age-based IARC rating for the content of your island along with region-specific ratings from IARC-participating rating authorities. These ratings will automatically be applied and prominently displayed prior to access. 

Content sensitivities vary by region and IARC’s scalable, global solution provides parents and players with trusted guidance from ESRB (North America), PEGI (Europe), ACB (Australia), USK (Germany), ClassInd (Brazil), and more depending on where they live.  Participating rating authorities may modify one or more of the ratings assigned based on their own review of the experience once it’s been published.

Next Steps for Creators

The IARC questionnaire will be available in the Creator Portal starting October 16, so please go in and get assigned rating information for your islands. Unrated islands will be delisted on November 14. Make sure to complete the questionnaire ahead of November 14 so there are no missed opportunities to hang out on your island.