How Epic Games Cabined Accounts Work in Fortnite

The Fortnite Team

Hi everyone!

Today, December 7, 2022, Epic will begin the rollout of Cabined Accounts, a new type of Epic account providing a tailored experience that is safe and inclusive for younger players while maintaining access to the gameplay you love in Fortnite.

How Cabined Accounts Work in Fortnite

Players around the world will see a one-time request for their age when they log into Fortnite. 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

With a Cabined Account, you will be able to play Fortnite with full access to previously purchased or earned content in-game 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. 

Additionally, as we announced in September, if you are under the age of 18 and have not previously provided your age, you will see some settings reset to the highest privacy option. Chat defaults to “Nobody," your profile details default to hidden, parties default to “Invite Only," and personalized recommendations will be turned off. If you are under the age of 16, you will also have the mature language filter defaulted on. 

If your defaults have changed, you will be notified and will have the option to change your account settings if they are not otherwise restricted by Parental Controls or a Cabined Account.

To learn more about Cabined Accounts and any feature changes, visit our Cabined Accounts FAQ

Thanks for playing Fortnite!