Fortnite

-2.35
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 369 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 262 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.04

102 votes
1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
102 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

84 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
84 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

79 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
79 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

104 votes
1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
104 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

69 votes
Grinding -
0 / 69 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

121 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 121 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

68 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 68 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 306 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 226 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.95

114 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
114 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

88 votes
1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
88 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

104 votes
1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
104 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

108 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 108 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

109 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 109 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 384 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 283 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.97

120 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
120 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

77 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
77 / 0 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

95 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
95 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

92 votes
Competition -
92 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

90 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 90 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

115 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 115 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

78 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 78 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 336 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 235 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.06

72 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
72 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

104 votes
1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
104 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

79 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
79 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

80 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
80 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
65 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 65 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

79 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 79 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

89 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 89 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 4,206,758 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Aug 23, 2019
There are daily events. If you want to play them, you'll have to play on certain days.
Competition reported on Aug 23, 2019
Only one winner per game. 99 losers.
Can't Pause or Save reported on Aug 23, 2019
You can't pause in the middle of a battle or you'll be kicked out.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Aug 23, 2019
Limited time offers.
Premium Currency reported on Aug 23, 2019
You can purchase V-Bucks


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Fortnite DOES NOT support: iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus; iPad Air, Mini 2, 3; iPod Touch

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