At the gates of a class action lawsuit over loot boxes which should be made official this week, Epic Games has decided to go ahead by distributing 1,000 V-Bucks of Fortnite to anyone who bought a Loot Llama in the Save the world when the content of these loot boxes was not yet displayed.
Although for now there is only a preliminary approval of the case, from Epic games They have decided to step up to position themselves against the loot boxes. A common practice in free-to-play games that both Fortnite What Rocket league discontinued use in early 2019.
“We stopped offering loot boxes with random items like Rocket League chests or Fortnite Loot Llamas because we found that many players were continually disappointed that they were not getting the items they were hoping to get.
Players should know in advance what they are going to get when they make a purchase in a game. “
Additional measures in the United States
Although the measure only had to be carried out in the United States to end up being effective, the distribution of 1,000 Fortnite V-Bucks to each user in the aforementioned situation it will be extended to the whole world without the need to make any additional claim.
What does stay on the other side of the pond are the $ 26.4 million what Epic games has been put on the table to cover the expense of attorneys for both parties and possible additional claims. It will offer up to $ 50 – or 13,500 Fortnite V-Bucks or 13,500 Rocket League credits – to everyone who claims legal damages for the loot boxes from both games.
While the regulation of U.S still does not consider the loot boxes a problem, other countries like Spain have openly attacked such activity ensuring the intention of regulate them in order to protect minors.