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    Back in the earlier days of Fortnite, the game made its money off of loot boxes that had random items within. As the concept of loot boxes began to draw ire, from both players and governments worldwide, Epic Games removed the feature and replaced it with a rotating storefront. Similarly, when Rocket League was still owned by Psyonix, it too used the loot box formula in order to earn extra money from gamers gambling on item drops. Rocket League also eventually phased that feature out, and just like Fortnite, it now operates on a rotating storefront with set items available for purchase each day.

    Players of either game that spent real money on crate or llama keys during that time will be given compensation, now, as Epic Games is offering 1,000 V-Bucks/Rocket League Credits to those "affected". The compensation is part of a preliminary class-action lawsuit in the United States regarding Epic Games and loot boxes, though the company is still giving the 1,000 credits to anyone who made those select purchases regardless of location, worldwide. The 1,000 V-Bucks/Credits will be added to players' accounts within the next few days.

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  3. Mama Looigi

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    The squeakers finally got their V-bucks...
    For the next 1.27 minutes

    And well- at least they’re getting something for the money they spent
     
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  4. Xzi

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    I'd say "suck it Epic," but they aren't really losing anything by handing out some in-game currency as compensation. Also, that's some weak-ass compensation for anybody who bought more than than say, ten loot boxes or keys.
     
  5. xXxSwagnemitexXx

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    i mean, its better than no compensation? although i doubt they would have done it at all if they didnt get that lawsuit
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  6. Brayton1-7

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    Who wants it? And yes, I'm giving it away. And remember, share, share, SHARE! and trolls, don't get blocked.
     
  7. Scott_pilgrim

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    Fortnite had lootboxes?
     
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  8. Justinde75

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    Not really in touch with fortnite, but isnt 1000 Vbucks not alot?
     
  9. AmandaRose

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    10 Euros I believe
     
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    Bet that makes people who spent hundreds chasing a certain item very happy
     
    Last edited by Justinde75, Feb 22, 2021 at 11:02 PM
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    Why not just give V-bucks equal to the amount spent on keys instead of a flat 1K for everyone?
     
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    they finally got their 19 dollar fortnite cards
     
  14. Joe88

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    1000 vbucks is like $8-10 usd
     
  15. nolimits59

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    Not necessarily, llamas where 50 vbucks IIRC back in the days in STW (because the lootboxes where for Fortnite STW, not BR), I bought maybe 10 of thems during thoses early days.

    What the article doesnt mention is that in STW you earn 50 vbucks a day at bare minimum, and at least 150 per week...
     
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    Ah yes, the virtual currency that will have no financial impact on the company.
     
  17. tabzer

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    $8-10 is like 1000 vbucks, only in one direction. The cost of creating vbucks is less than zero. I bet Epic would be happy if they could settle the lawsuit for 2 trillion vbucks. Then they could deflate the cost of vbucks to it's audience.

    *of course I knew what you meant
     
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  18. Crazynoob458

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    the question is what the v in v bucks
     
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    That's, uh... Well, this really seems like a C-Y-A move, if you get my drift. At trial they could possibly say "hey, we handed out this stuff to gamers, and they accepted, so we don't owe them anything more."
     
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    Well, it's still better than nothing, but I can't help but think it's just a way for them to make people think they are consumer-friendly. It doesn't cost shit to them so it's just free PR
     
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