Epic Games Settlement
A class action lawsuit alleges that Epic Games violated state consumer protection laws, prevented minors from exercising their contractual disaffirmation rights, and negligently misrepresented the value of its in-game items in connection with its Fortnite and Rocket League video games. Epic Games denies each and every allegation of wrongdoing, liability, and damages asserted in the Action, and Epic Games denies that the claims in the Action would be appropriate for class treatment if the litigation were to proceed through trial.
The Plaintiffs and Epic Games have determined that it is in their best interests to settle this case to avoid the expenses and uncertainties associated with litigation. This Settlement resolves all claims asserted in the case against Epic Games and its affiliated entities. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by Epic Games and does not imply that there has been, or would be, any finding that Epic Games violated any law. Epic Games denies each and every allegation of wrongdoing and liability in the Action. The Court has already preliminarily approved the Settlement.
You are a member of the Settlement Class if, at any time between July 1, 2015 and February 25, 2021, you resided in the United States, you had a Fortnite or Rocket League account that you used to play either game on any device and in any mode, and (a) exchanged in-game virtual currency for any in-game benefit, or (b) made a purchase of virtual currency or other in-game benefit for use within Fortnite or Rocket League.
This is a United States based action. If you did not reside in the United States or its territories at the time of the Class Period, you are not eligible to participate in this Settlement.
As part of this Settlement, Epic Games will automatically add 1,000 Fortnite V-Bucks to each Fortnite account that was used to acquire a random item “Loot Llama” loot box, and 1,000 Rocket League Credits to each Rocket League account that was used to acquire a random item “Crate” loot box, the contents of which were not known before opening. You do not need to submit a Claim Form to receive this benefit.
If you used real money to purchase virtual currency or any other in-game item within Fortnite or Rocket League, or if you acquired an in-game item using virtual currency that you purchased with real money, then you may submit a Claim Form if you believe that the purchase or the in-game item gives rise to a claim of consumer fraud, breach of contract, or other claim for damages.
- Automatic V-Bucks or Credits: As part of the Settlement, Epic Games will automatically add 1,000 Fortnite V-Bucks to each Fortnite account that was used to acquire a random item “Loot Llama” loot box, and 1,000 Rocket League Credits to each Rocket League account that was used to acquire a random item “Crate” loot box.
- Cash Benefits or Additional V-Bucks/Credits: Epic Games has agreed to make $26,500,000.00 available to further benefit individuals who submit an Approved Claim, as well as settlement administration costs, attorney’s fees and expenses, and Incentive Awards to the Plaintiffs. Each Settlement Class Member who timely submits a valid Claim Form will be entitled to receive their choice of either a cash award (up to $50, in the form of a check mailed to you or direct deposit) or a credit of V-Bucks/Credits (up to 13,500 V-Bucks or 13,000 Credits). There is a limit of one Claim Form per game per Settlement Class Member (for a maximum of 2 Claim Forms per Settlement Class Member), and each Settlement Class Member may receive only one cash award or one award of V-Bucks/Credits per game. Upon receipt of a Claim Form, the Settlement Administrator will determine your eligibility to receive an award. Depending on the number of Approved Claims, it is possible that each Settlement Class Member’s award will be reduced on a pro-rata basis after payment of settlement administration costs, attorney’s fees and expenses, and Incentive Awards to the Plaintiffs.