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Epic Games $245,000,000 Settlement

Epic Games has agreed to a $245 million settlement over allegations of unwanted in-game purchases in Fortnite. Find out if you're eligible to claim a refund.

Epic Games $245,000,000 Settlement
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Settlement Terms

  • Status:
    Closed
  • Award:
    Varies
  • Is Proof Required?
    Yes
  • Claim Deadline:
    January 17, 2024
    Not Set
  • Days Left to File Claim:
    0
  • Settlement Amount:
    $245,000,000
  • Final Approval:
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In a significant case in the gaming industry, Epic Games, the company behind the popular video game Fortnite, has agreed to a hefty settlement of $245 million. The settlement comes as a resolution to allegations made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding in-game purchases. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the settlement, including the important dates, class members, awards, and the proof required to claim the reward.

Unraveling the $245 Million Settlement

Epic Games has agreed to pay $245 million to settle the allegations made by the FTC. The FTC claimed that Epic Games charged parents and gamers of all ages for unwanted items and locked the accounts of customers who disputed wrongful charges with their credit card companies. The settlement aims to compensate Fortnite gamers in the U.S. who were charged for unwanted purchases between January 2017 and September 2022.

Important Dates to Remember

The deadline to file a claim is January 17, 2024. The FTC expects to send out payments in 2024 after reviewing and validating all claims.

Who Are the Beneficiaries of the Settlement?

The class members of this settlement include Fortnite gamers in the U.S. who were charged for unwanted purchases between January 2017 and September 2022. The settlement also covers those whose children made charges to their credit cards without their knowledge between January 2017 and November 2018. Additionally, those whose accounts were locked between January 2017 and September 2022 after disputing wrongful charges with their credit card companies are also eligible to apply for a refund.

What Can Class Members Claim?

The payment amount will depend on several factors, including the number of people who file a claim. Claimants can choose to receive their refund by check or PayPal payment. The FTC has emphasized that claimants should not pay anyone who promises them an FTC refund in exchange for a fee.

Is Proof Required to Claim the Reward?

Yes, claimants will need to provide their claim number or Epic Account ID when filing a claim.

Why Is There a Class Action Settlement?

The settlement is a result of the FTC's allegations that Epic Games charged parents and gamers of all ages for unwanted items and locked the accounts of customers who disputed wrongful charges with their credit card companies. The settlement aims to compensate the affected Fortnite gamers in the U.S.

Case Facts

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  • Plaintiff:
  • Defendant:
    Epic Games, Inc.
  • Plaintiff Firm:
    Bureau of Consumer Protection Attorneys
  • Claims Admin:
    Fortnite Refund Administrator fortniterefund@rcnotifications.com
  • Defendant Firm:
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