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The controversy around loot boxes can last as long as companies want it to, whether it’s trying to evade legal terms or striking direct consumer agreements. In that sense, Epic Games has opted for the latter to sign peace with players from Fortnite: Save the World Y Rocket League as a result of a class action lawsuit that today sees one of its first advances.
Epic will credit players of Fortnite Y Rocket League
We go in parts. In 2019, Epic Games received a class action lawsuit in the United States in the Superior Court of North Carolina, regarding the old system of loot boxes present in Fortnite: Save the World Y Rocket League. As you may recall, the company’s response was to modify the loot box systems, but that was not enough to end the legal dispute. That said, the most recent action in relation to this lawsuit has been taken by Epic Games who will offer refunds as a credit to the user account to players of both titles.
We believe players should know upfront what they are paying for when they make in-game purchases. This is why today we only offer X-Ray Llamas that show you the contents before you purchase them in Save the World.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 22, 2021
According to official information, every player who has acquired a loot box prior to his retirement in 2019, will receive 1000 V-Bucks in Fortnite: Save the World or 1000 credits in Rocket League. In the case of players from the United States, Epic opened the following site for them to submit their claim and receive their credit, however, the same company reported that the measure will apply worldwide and it seems that the process will be automatic, so it is important that you check your user account in Fortnite: Save the World Y Rocket League if you acquired any loot boxes before 2019.
Likewise, the site that Epic Games opened for such action includes the possibility that players can receive a refund with real money, but this implies giving more information and unfortunately it is only available to players in the United States.
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