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Epic Games pays virtual money in loot box settlement


Epic Games, maker of Fortniteare to pay the equivalent of $8 to players who bought so-called 'loot boxes' containing game items without knowing what was inside them before they purchased them

Fortnite-maker Epic Games on Monday put out word it is paying the equivalent of about $8 worth of its virtual money to some players to settle a lawsuit over so-called random-item "loot boxes."

The Fortnite maker said it would automatically drop 1,000 V-Bucks into accounts of players who bought Loot Llama pinata-style figures containing in-game items, without knowing what was inside until they had already purchased them.

"While some of you enjoyed purchasing random item Loot Llamas and being surprised by the content unlocked, others were disappointed," Epic said in a blog post.

"So we decided a better experience for players was to be upfront and outline the details of in-game purchases."

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