Patreon has recently announced new updates to their ‘Age & Verification’ policy – requiring all 18+ creator accounts to be Age & Identity verified. Back in October 2021, Patreon announced that creators that were categorized as 18+ only needed to verify their age and identity with a government-issued ID if their works contained visual nudity or sexually explicit content of real people.
Now ALL creator accounts that are categorized as 18+, including NSFW game developers that use 3D Renders and animations, will be required to verify their Age and Identity with a government-issued ID.
Age verification is required of adult/18+ creators whose campaigns include one or more works containing nudity or sexually explicit content. These works can take any form, for instance: audio, text, and/or visual (including animations and depictions of human beings).https://blog.patreon.com/two-new-updates-from-cpep
Patreon aims to roll out this new policy within the next month to 18+ Patreon creators who are actively receiving subscription payments. They will have a 2-month roll-out phase that will allow you to choose how you want to proceed; by the end of 2022, if you wish to receive your pay-outs from Patreon you will need to have completed age verification (You will receive multiple reminders to verify your age before your pay-outs are affected). They aim to have all Patreon creators in compliance by the 2nd quarter of 2023.
For more details and information, you can read their blog post here.