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Epic Games suit settled with V-Bucks (and some real money)

Epic Games reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit dealing with loot boxes in both Fortnite and Rocket League. More specifically, we’re talking about Fortnite: Save the World and Rocket League as played by players in the United States, and the settlement concerns “Random Item Loot Box” purchases. The settlement includes millions of dollars in USD cash, but the primary payment for most “who have purchased a random item loot box” will be V-Bucks – virtual currency.

If you are a regular player who plays Fortnite: Save the World or Rocket League, you may qualify for some type of benefit here. It appears that Epic will “deposit 1,000 V-Bucks” or “1,000 Rocket League Credits” into your account, depending on which account purchased the “Random Item Loot Box” while they were still active.

So technically, Fortnite is probably sending massive amounts of virtual currencies to players, and that’s it. However, the settlement also “provides up to $ 26.5 million in cash and other benefits.”

Players in either of the two games who “believe they have been harmed or damaged by their Fortnite or Rocket League in-game purchases and meet certain criteria” will be able to file a claim to receive additional benefits from this lawsuit. Claims can be up to $ 50 in a “cashout” or an amount of virtual currency over $ 1,000.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the entire settlement concerns players in the game who have made “no parental permission” purchases. If the players mentioned are “minors who made in-game purchases without parental permission”, they can request a partial refund of up to $ 50, just like all other players, BUT! “They must agree to the closest Epic Games accounts to their children.”

This will be a fun discussion at home for parents and children involved in this situation, you can be sure. over there Epic Games settlement site Designed specifically for this case if you want to peek and learn more.

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