Those who played Fortnite or accessed services like Epic Games, Steam, Yahoo, and others no longer have those privileges if they live in Indonesia. According to Portal, the government of the Asian country has decided to block user access to these services and the famous battle royale game.
PayPal was also included in the list of banned services, but the Indonesian government temporarily overturned the decision to allow users access to their funds. Obviously, many people were frustrated with the initial decision to block access to PayPal.
The Indonesian government’s decision to suspend access to Fortnite and the online services mentioned was based on non-compliance with new licensing rules. The deadlock was set for July 29 to allow services to comply with the new rules.
Indonesian authorities can now block access to content deemed disruptive to public order, and it appears that Fortnite and the online services mentioned fall into that category for one reason or another.
But there is hope in this whole grim equation as authorities stand ready to lift the ban if companies register in Indonesia’s database.
The difficult decision comes at a time when Fortnite is gearing up for a crossover with Dragon Ball to introduce characters like Goku and Vegeta to the game. It’s unclear exactly when the update will arrive, but that’s not stopping the field to speculate online and exploit already existing speculations. Judging from the information we have, it looks like Goku, Vegeta, Beerus, and Bulma will be those Dragon Ball characters who jump into the battle royale frenzy.
We are curious to see how the situation regarding the Indonesian ban develops. Around 270 million people live in the Asian country, which automatically means many Internet users.