Assignment of game currency to affected players.
Epic has confirmed that a lawsuit has been settled for the purchase of loot boxes in Fortnite and the Rocket League, and will offer currency in the game to affected parties.
As described on the accompanying settlement page, the lawsuit alleges that Epic “violated state consumer protection laws, prevented minors from exercising their contractual settlement rights, and negligently disclosed the value of the products in the game in connection with Fortnite and Rocket League video games.”
Epic, for its part, “denies any allegations of misconduct, liability and damages claimed in the action, and Epic Games denies that the allegations in the action would be appropriate for class action if the lawsuit were to continue during the trial.”
Nevertheless, Epic and the plaintiffs have now reached a settlement, pending court approval, to “avoid costs and uncertainty related to lawsuits”.
The statement adds: “This settlement resolves all claims made in the case against Epic Games and its affiliates [and] is not an admission of misconduct by Epic Games and does not imply that there has been, or will be, any finding that Epic Games has violated any law.
As part of the settlement, Epic will automatically add $ 1,000 to each Fortnite: Save the World account used to obtain a random Loot Llama loot box after July 1, 2015, and 1,000 credits to each Rocket League account. used to procure a random item Crate loot box. Loot Llamas and Crates were both removed from their respective games in 2019.
Epic says automatic in-game currency compensation will be applied to all affected Fortnite and Rocket League accounts globally – despite the lawsuit’s US focus – over the next few days.
In addition, the settlement provides up to $ 26.5 million in cash and other benefits to US-based Fortnite and Rocket League players who believe that buying real money in the game gives rise to a “consumer fraud, breach of contract or other claim” compensation “, or who wish to receive a partial refund” for a purchase you made as a minor with your own money and without parental permission. “Successful creditors can receive up to $ 50 USD, $ 13,500 V or $ 13,000 Rocket League credits, and complete Information on submitting a claim is on the website.