AFTER REACHING A SETTLEMENT IN A CLASS LAWSUIT, YOU WILL COMPENSATE THE PLAYERS
Yes, as you read in the headline, Epic Games will be legally obligated to compensate players who ever purchased a box of loot in ‘Save the World’ mode, known in the game as ‘loot llamas’, which contained random items. .
But why did this suddenly happen? Well, it is a resolution by a class action lawsuit, which was approved this week in the United States.
If you remember, Fortnite does not currently have loot boxes in which you cannot know what is inside, the only thing that did have this mechanic was the ‘Save the world’ mode until 2019, when Epic changed its policies in this regard, implementing the new x-ray flame.
However, as part of this resolution, if you bought a random loot box at some point in your Fortnite history in ‘Save the World’ mode, you will automatically have 1,000 V-Bucks (something like $ 8) in your account.
This in response to a series of lawsuits about this random loot, which the company has faced in recent years. It’s a way to put an end to it, and give back to the players.
THE TURKEYS WILL NOT ONLY APPLY FOR THE UNITED STATES, ALSO FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD
In addition, in their official statement they explain that this had only been agreed for users in the United States (where these lawsuits took place), however, they have decided to extend it to players around the world.
You don’t really have to do anything, just wait to receive the V-Bucks in your account.
Remember that this only applies if you bought a random loot box in ‘Save the world’ mode. X-ray flames do not fall under this tradeoff, since you can see what’s inside before you buy.
If you want to know more about the class action lawsuit and the process it takes in the United States, you can click here. Interestingly, this policy will also apply to the Rocket League in that country.