Epic Games has received a $500 million fine as a result of the recent controversy regarding in-game purchases for Fortnite. The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to issue refunds to individuals who meet the appropriate requirements. The FTC will use $225 million of the $500 million to compensate certain individuals for losses suffered in Fortnite over this issue. Players can purchase enough Fortnite V-BUCKS in the game.
Those who are unsure if they are eligible for the settlement should continue reading and inform themselves as much as possible to continue doing so. This article will explain exactly who is eligible to receive a refund.
Who is eligible for a refund and how to get one
According to the official FTC website, only those who meet very specific requirements are eligible to receive a refund: the
"Parents whose children made unauthorized credit card purchases in the Epic GameStop between January 2017 and November 2018."
"Fortnite players who were charged for in-game currency (V-Bucks) between January 2017 and September 2022 for unwanted in-game items, such as cosmetics, American Camels or Battle Passes.
"Fortnite players' accounts were locked between January 2017 and September 2022 because they disputed the unauthorized charges with their credit card companies.
Unfortunately, no further information has been released on how to sign up to receive a refund. the FTC's only advice to those concerned about this situation is to keep a close eye on their official website and activate email notifications to be notified as soon as more details become available.
The refund program will certainly help those who have had it for a while. Players will hopefully be able to get their accounts back and their parents will receive their money.
Epic Games is taking this action so seriously that in response to the controversy they have also added a new account system - the cabin account - made specifically for children. It has already been implemented in Fortnite and other games. Parents concerned about their children's spending habits and online safety should opt for this tailored experience. See NF17.com for more details on the Fortnite guide.