Not too long ago, China has passed a new law that prohibits all citizens who are under 18 years of age from playing video games for longer than 90 minutes on any weekday. According to this law, minors will also be prohibited from playing games from 10 pm to 8 am the next morning.
This means that kids will not be able to play Fortnite or any other game on weekdays for more than an hour and a half and on during weekends, they will only be allowed a total of three hours of gaming per day. The law also prohibits minors from signing into games using fake names.
The Chinese government claims that this law is in place in order to battle video game addiction. They have also claimed that due to video games, minors in China exhibit “poor academic performance across a broad swath of society”.
This law also restricts minors from spending money on cosmetic items and other microtransactions by limiting the amount that they can spend to $28 or 57$ depending on the person’s age. According to other media, “many of the biggest technology companies, including Tencent and Netease, have already imposed limits on younger users” and many have been anticipating this law for quite some time now.