How to get a refund after a $520 million settlement End-shutdown

Play Fortnite? You could earn more than just V-Bucks.

The Federal Trade Commission said Monday it has resolved complaints with Fortnite maker Epic Games over children’s privacy and payment systems that trick players into making unwanted purchases.

Epic will pay $520 million to settle the case, including $245 million in refunds to customers, the FTC said.

“Epic used privacy-invading default settings and deceptive interfaces that misled Fortnite users, including teens and children,” FTC Chairman Lina Khan said in a statement.

Hoping to get a refund for your Fortnite habit? This is what you should know.

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Who can get a Fortnite settlement refund?

Parents whose children made unauthorized credit card purchases on the Epic Games Store between January 2017 and November 2018 are eligible. said the FTC.

Additionally, any player who charged V-Bucks, Fortnite’s in-game currency that can be purchased with real-world money, for unwanted in-game items between January 2017 and September 2022 can get a refund.

The refunds also apply to players whose accounts were locked between January 2017 and September 2022 after disputing unauthorized charges, the FTC said.

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