A so-called Fortnite age gate is preventing players from logging into their accounts. Epic Games announced Wednesday it had begun an investigation into the phenomenon. Here's what you need to know.
Fortnite Age Gate: Epic Games Investigates Glitch Locking Fortnite Accounts
The Fortnite age gate comes in the form of a pop up players encounter on trying to log into their account in the game client. The pop up asks players to enter their date of birth before continuing into the game.
The prompt may initially have been intended to cut reduce the number of Fortnite players under 13 years old, but players of all ages have reported receiving an error message preventing them from logging in irrespective of the birth date they provided.
Epic Games acknowledged the glitch on its official Fortnite Status Twitter account Wednesday. The developer assured players it would not deleted accounts affected by the glitch, but it has yet to announce a fix.