Epic has finally lost the court case we wrote about a few months ago.
Maybe some people remember that there was a case in court against Epic Games, which allegedly did not give players the opportunity to return items that were “wrongfully purchased.” There it was mainly about purchases made by kids, which parents did not give permission for.
Eventually, the issue was resolved. Epic must return $245 million to the misled children and thus to the parents.
What and how?
It’s not clear as of yet whether players from every country will also be able to apply, but there is a chance. The official site says it applies to unauthorized purchases made:
- Between January 2017 and November 2018 – for purchases from a parent’s card.
- Between January 2017 and September 2018 – in the case of unwanted purchases
- Between January 2017 and September 2018 – in the case of blocked accounts
What to do to get the cash or V-Bucks back? For the time being, the official FTC website says that you don’t have to do anything. This message has not changed for several months, so you have to wait for new information. Those will be made available “soon.”
That is, the lawsuit is over, and now work is underway on how to recover the money, verification of all this, etc.