Blizzard Tweaking Parental Controls

Blizzard is making some adjustments to accounts that have Parental Controls enabled to prevent in-game purchases by default.

Blizzard is making some precautionary changes to accounts with parental Controls enabled. The developer recently posted a message to its official forums advising players that emails will soon be going out to accounts with parental Controls enabled explaining that the in-game option to buy microtransaction items in World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Diablo III will be disabled by default. So making purchases in any of BlizzardÂ’s games will require accounts with Parental Controls to log in to the accounts and change the setting manually.

Blizzard also warned of potential phishing email schemes and advised players to log directly into their accounts by manually visiting the sites if they want to make a change. In the meantime, you can visit the website to read a sampling of the email that will be sent out this week.


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