How can you claim a share of the $250 million payout that Fortnite has to make to players?

Epic Games, battle pass
Epic Games, battle pass /

Do you think you’re entitled to some of Fortnite’s $245 million payout? We can help you out.

Fortnite has been ordered by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to pay Fortnite players $245 million for illegal business practices during a nearly two-year stretch from January 2017 to November 2018. During those two years, the FTC found that the company charged “parents and gamers of all ages” for unwanted items while locking the accounts of customers who disputed the claims via the player’s credit card companies.

Due to this, players who were playing the game during that time period are entitled to a part of the $245 million settlement. But who specifically is eligible? According to the FTC at their official website, the players who are entitled include the parents of children who used an unauthorized credit card, players who were charged unwanted in-game items, and players who had their accounts frozen.

"Parents whose children made an unauthorized credit card purchase in the Epic Games Store between January 2017 and November 2018Fortnite players who were charged in-game currency (V-Bucks) for unwanted in-game items (such as cosmetics, llamas, or battle passes) between January 2017 and September 2022Fortnite players whose accounts were locked between January 2017 and September 2022 after disputing unauthorized charges with their credit card companies."

What do you need to do to get your refund and how much will you get?

Right now, there are no further details. The FTC just made this announcement in December and it’ll take time to get this all set up and put into place. As someone who has been a part of this before with the Sony hack, you’ll likely get an email to the account Fortnite had on file at the time Fortnite illegally charged and punished players.

Keep up to date with the FTC’s official website as they’ll surely update how to claim your portion of the refund.

Only follow what the FTC tells you to do with regard to how to claim your refunds. There will surely be people looking to scam you.

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