Epic settles Fortnite, Epic has confirmed that it has settled a class-action lawsuit regarding the purchase of loot boxes in Fortnite and Rocket League, and will provide in-game currency to affected parties. As detailed on the accompanying settlement site, the alleged Epic lawsuit “violated state consumer protection laws, prohibited minors from exercising their contractual rights, and by negligent misrepresenting the value of in-game items in relation to the Fortnite and Rocket League video games.”
Epic, for its part, “denies every allegation of wrongdoing, liability, and damages asserted in Action, and Epic Games denies that claims in the action would be appropriate for class treatment if the lawsuit continues through trial.”
However, Epic and the plaintiffs have now reached a settlement, pending approval by the courts, to “avoid the expenses and uncertainties associated with litigation.” The statement adds: “This settlement resolves all claims confirmed in the case against Epic Games and its affiliated entities [and] is neither an admission of wrongdoing on the part of Epic Games nor does it mean that there has been, or will be, any consequence that Epic Games violates any law.
As part of the settlement, Epic will automatically add 1,000 V-Bucks to each Fortnite: Save the World account that was used to obtain a Loot Llama Loot Box for a random item after July 1, 2015, and 1,000 Credits per Rocket League account used to obtain a Loot Box. Random cage. Both Loot Llamas and Crates were removed from their games in 2019.
In addition, the Settlement provides up to $ 26.5 million in cash and other benefits, including additional V-Bucks / Credits, Epic settles Fortnite, to US-based Fortnite and Rocket League players who believe their real money during the purchase leads to a “consumer fraud allegation,” Breach of contract, or another claim for compensation, “or those who wish to receive a partial refund” for a purchase you made as a minor with your own money and without parental permission.
Successful claims can receive up to $ 50, 13,500 V-Bucks, or 13,000 Rocket League Credits, and full details on filing a claim are provided on the website.
Epic notes that automatic in-game currency compensation will apply to all affected Fortnite and Rocket League accounts globally – despite the lawsuit being focused in the United States – within the next few days.