Fortnite Is Handing Out Free V-Bucks In Loot Box Lawsuit Settlement

Back in 2019, a class action lawsuit targeted Epic Games over its randomized “Loot Llamas” in Fortnite: Save The World and Loot Crates in Rocket League. Now, a settlement will see Epic Games awarding 1000 free V-Bucks or Rocket League Credits to all players who purchased an offending loot box.

The bonuses will be paid out automatically and will be applied worldwide, despite the class action only technically covering players in the United States. Players in the US who aren’t happy with just V-Bucks can also apply for financial compensation if they meet certain parameters, however.

According to the lawsuit settlement website, players who bought the offending loot boxes can make a claim for monetary compensation “if you believe the purchase gives rise to a claim of consumer fraud, breach of contract, or other claim for damages, or if you wish to obtain a partial refund for a purchase you made as a minor with your own money and without parental permission.”

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Author: Hayley Williams