Epic Games announced that it will pay some players virtual money equivalent to approximately US$8 (approximately 580 rupees) to resolve the lawsuits related to loot boxes.
The manufacturer of Fortnite stated that it will automatically put 1,000 V-Bucks into the accounts of players who have purchased Loot Llama Piñata-style characters that contain in-game items. what.
Epic said in a blog: “Although some people like to buy random items Loot Llamas and are surprised to unlock the content, others are disappointed.”
“Therefore, we decided to provide players with a better experience, which is to prepare in advance and outline the details of in-game purchases.”
The mysterious loot box that requires players to take risks in content has always been controversial. Some people equate it with gambling and have caused legal dilemmas for video game manufacturers.
Epic said in a tweet: “We are delivering 1,000 V-Bucks to the accounts of all players around the world who bought random items Loot Llama at STW before stopping offering the product.”
We are putting 1000 V-Bucks in the accounts of all players around the world who purchased random items Loot Llama at STW before stopping the product. No need to take any action, if you have purchased this product, you should see a V-shaped backpack in your account in the next few days https://t.co/l4VR5MTZl9
-Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 22, 2021
“If you purchased this product, you should see V-Bucks in your account in the next few days.”
The settlement is a class-action lawsuit that represents people in the United States who have been using Fortnite or Rocket League accounts to play games since July 2015.
According to Epic, eligible Rocket League players will receive 1,000 points, which are used to obtain a random item “Crates” loot boxes.
The website insisted: “The proposed settlement agreement is not an admission of Epic Games’ wrongdoing, and it denies that it violated the law.”
The settlement agreement also provides 26.5 million US dollars (approximately 1.9 billion rupees) to settle claims caused by in-game purchases by American players.
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