Tencent has launched the Midnight Patrol system, which receives data from China’s central public security system to identify and monitor underage gamers who play at night.
The restrictions apply to the period from 22:00 to 08:00 in the morning: now, in order to play, you will have to scan your face and enter your real name during authorization.
Anyone who refuses to check and scan will be considered a minor – he will not be allowed to play.
The first games in which the new system will appear will be 60 titles, in particular the MOBA strategy Honor of Kings and the “battle royale” Game for Peace, which is the local analogue of PUBG.
In 2019, China passed legislation aimed at preventing underage gambling from being “unhealthy”. In a number of popular games, registration under real names became mandatory, and there was also a ban on persons under 18 years of age from playing from 22:00 to 8:00.