Were you charged for unwanted purchases in Fortnite? Apply now for a refund.
Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, settled a $245 million agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) due to alleged design tactics resulting in accidental in-game purchases by players. As part of a larger $520 million settlement in December, players who experienced wrongful charges associated with in-game currency between January 2017 and September 2022, unauthorized credit card charges made by their child between January 2017 and November 2018, or had their account locked for responding to wrongful charges between January 2017 and September 2022 may apply for a refund.
Eligible applicants must be 18 years or older to apply or have a parent complete the form on their behalf. Along with a claim number or Epic Account ID, applicants must complete the refund form to receive compensation, which will depend on the number of claims submitted. FTC has yet to announce the payment distribution date and the deadline to submit a refund claim is January 17th, 2024. To inquire or apply for a refund, visit www.ftc.gov/Fortnite for more information.