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Fortnite Servers to Shut Down in China

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Fortnite is one of the most popular modern-day battle royales out there in the video gaming world. The title by Epic Games has set several records in terms of player base and continues to be enjoyed by millions of fans worldwide to this day since its initial release in July 2017.

Unfortunately, players in China will no longer be able to enjoy Fortnite as Epic Games has announced that the company is going to shut down all the live servers in the country.

This comes after the decision of the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA) in China to limit the gaming time of children. NPPA, which is the main regulatory body for media and video games in China, has limited the video gaming time of anyone under 18 years of age to only three hours a week through a new set of rules in August 2021. Children are only allowed to play games for one hour each day over the weekend.

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About a month after the new rules were introduced, an announcement on Fortnite’s official Chinese website confirmed that the servers for the Battle Royale will be permanently shut down in China.

Players in China will not be able to register a new account or download the game starting November 1, 2021, while the Fortnite servers in China will remain active till November 15th. The servers will be shut down afterwards.

While Epic Games has thanked the Chinese community for supporting Fortnite, no official reason was given regarding why the servers were being shut down.

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