In other legal news regarding Epic Games, a
preliminary settlement has been reached
in a class action lawsuit over loot
boxes in Fortnite
and Rocket League
. Purchasers of lootboxes in
either game will automatically receive 1,000 V-Bucks or 1,000 Rocket League
Credits, as appropriate. There's no word on how many V-Bucks the lawyers in this
case will make. There is also the possibility of collecting some real cash money
in certain cases:
A class action settlement with Epic Games, Inc.
(“Epic”) has received preliminary approval from the Superior Court of North
Carolina, Tenth Judicial District. Under the settlement, all U.S. players of
Fortnite: Save the World and Rocket League who bought a random item loot box in
either game before Epic Games discontinued them will receive certain benefits
immediately and automatically. The settlement also provides up to $26.5 million
in cash and other benefits to U.S.-based Fortnite and Rocket League players to
resolve claims arising from players’ purchases of Fortnite and Rocket League
Beginning today, Epic will deposit 1,000 V-Bucks, the Fortnite virtual
currency, or 1,000 Rocket League Credits, into the accounts of U.S. players who
bought a random item loot box. These deposits will be automatic and players do
not need to do anything to claim them, though it may take a few days for all
eligible players to receive them.
Additionally, players who believe they were harmed or damaged by virtue of their
in-game Fortnite or Rocket League purchases and meet certain criteria can file a
claim for a cash payment of up to $50 or a virtual currency deposit of up to
13,500 V-Bucks (in Fortnite) or 13,000 Credits (in Rocket League). Legal
guardians of players who are minors that made in-game purchases without parental
permission can seek partial refunds of up to $50, but must agree to the closure
of their child’s Epic Games accounts.
Fortnite and Rocket League players who made in-game purchases can learn more
information about the settlement by visiting
Important dates and documents will be posted on that website.