Chinese League of Legends gets built-in anti-addiction tool
In an attempt to curb gaming addiction in China, Tencent and Riot Games have added an anti-addiction system to League of Legends.
The new system punts minors off the game if they’ve spent more than two hours per day playing, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. Chinese games use national ID numbers to make accounts, meaning that these games can tell how old its players are.
The LA Times report also notes that other American-made games like World of Warcraftand Fortnite also have limits or penalties to get younger users off the games after playing for too long.
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization classified video game addiction as a mental health disorder,
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