Blizzard changing parental controls on games to restrict in-game purchases

Diablo III Auction House

By on January 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm

If you’re a parent with a Blizzard-game-playing child, then you may like to know that starting today, in-game purchases will be turned off by default on accounts with parental controls enabled.

Such accounts will not be able to make purchases on the World of Warcraft store, on the Diablo 3 real-money auction house (which is closing soon, anyway) or throw cash at Hearthstone.

“We’re making this change to ensure that Parental Controls users will have more control over real-money purchases in Blizzard games,” say Blizzard. “No action is needed to keep this default setting and prevent in-game purchases.”

Source: Battle.net

4 comments (Leave your own)

really all games should be doing this.

 

Shouldn’t that have already been the case…?

 

Russacky:
Shouldn’t that have already been the case…?

Indeed it should of been, kind of a big oversight letting such accounts simply click and buy items (and they aren’t cheap either – $30 mounts for example).

 

Well. When the game is rated MA15+ or more they shouldn’t have too. As kids shouldn’t be playing.

 
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