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Fortnite and Rocket League players have until April 26, 2021, to claim up to $50 or in-game credits as part of a $26.5 million settlement resolving an Epic Games class action lawsuit.

The Epic Games class action lawsuit accused Epic Games of violating consumer protection laws, negligently misrepresenting in-game items’ value in Fortnite and Rocket League, and preventing minors from exercising contractual disaffirmation rights.

Eligible Class Members are anyone in the United States who, at any point between July 1, 2015, and Feb. 25, 2021, had a Fortnite or Rocket League account they used to play either game on any device, in any mode, and exchanged in-game virtual currency for an in-game benefit, or who purchased virtual currency or other in-game benefits for use within Fortnite or Rocket League.

Class Members filing valid claims can receive up to $50 or 1,000 Fortnite V-Bucks or Rocket League credits.


Epic Games is automatically depositing 1,000 V-Bucks — Fortnite’s virtual currency — or 1,000 Rocket League Credits into the accounts of U.S. players who purchased a random-item loot box.

In addition to those credits, players who believe they were harmed by their in-game Fortnite or Rocket League purchases and meet certain criteria may also file a claim up to $50 in cash or 13,500 Fortnite V-Bucks or Rocket League credits.

Such harm may have taken the form of consumer fraud, breach of contract, or other damages, according to the settlement website.

Consumers also may file a claim if they wish to obtain a partial refund for a real-money purchase of virtual currency or other in-game Fortnite or Rocket League items if the purchase was made by a minor with their own money without parental permission.

Those who submit a claim for a partial refund do not need to demonstrate any additional harm or damages, but must disclose the Epic Games accounts opened by the minor.


More information on submitting a claim is available on the claim instructions page of the settlement site.

Epic Games has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, and a court has not issued a ruling against the company in this case.

A final approval hearing is scheduled for May 6, 2021.

The deadline for consumers to object to or exclude themselves from the Fortnite and Rocket League settlement is April 12, 2021.

The deadline to file a claim is April 26, 2021.


Who’s Eligible

Anyone in the United States who, at any point between July 1, 2015, and Feb. 25, 2021, had a Fortnite or Rocket League account they used to play either game on any device, in any mode, and exchanged in-game virtual currency for an in-game benefit, or who purchased virtual currency or other in-game benefits for use within Fortnite or Rocket League.

Potential Award

Up to $50 or 13,500 virtual credits.

  • Epic Games is automatically depositing 1,000 V-Bucks — Fortnite’s virtual currency — or 1,000 Rocket League Credits into the accounts of U.S. players who purchased a random-item loot box.
  • In addition to those credits, players who believe they were harmed — experienced consumer fraud, breach of contract, or other damages — by their in-game Fortnite or Rocket League purchases and meet certain criteria may also file a claim up to $50 in cash or 13,500 Fortnite V-Bucks or Rocket League credits.
  • Consumers also may file a claim if they wish to obtain a partial refund for a real-money purchase of virtual currency or other in-game Fortnite or Rocket League items if the purchase was made by a minor with their own money without parental permission.
Proof of Purchase

Documentation such as a screen shot, picture, or document that clearly shows the product(s) or item(s) purchased, the total amount paid, the timestamp, and the invoice/order/confirmation identifier must be provided with your claim if you made the real-money purchase from a source other than Epic Games. You also must provide documentation if you made the purchase from Epic Games, but you cannot provide the purchase date.

Files for online filing must be in one of the following formats and must be no larger than 20MB per file: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, tif, tiff, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, txt, rtf, or zip.

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

04/26/2021

Case Name

Zanca, et al. v. Epic Games Inc., Case No. 21-CVS-534 in the Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina

Final Hearing

05/06/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Epic Games Settlement
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 2973
Portland, OR 97208-2973
1-800-466-0862
Questions@EpicLootBoxSettlement.com

Class Counsel

Daniel K. Bryson
Patrick M. Wallace
WHITFIELD BRYSON LLP

Timothy Devlin
Deepali Brahmbhatt
DEVLIN LAW FIRM LLC

Myles McGuire
Evan M. Meyers
Timothy P. Kingsbury
Colin P. Buscarini
MCGUIRE LAW PC

Michael J. McMorrow
MCMORROW LAW PC

Defense Counsel

Jeffrey S. Jacobson
FAEGRE DRINKER BIDDLE & REATH LLP

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42 Comments

  • Tiffany Finch April 12, 2021

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  • Talitha Frazier April 12, 2021

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  • MICHELLE April 6, 2021

    The Epic account will show how much V-bucks purchased but doesn’t show what he used the money on. He has pages and pages of inventory items, but there’s no way to match up how much was spent on each item and the date that item was bought. I would think the EPIC account they can see more than we can, but through the other parties, it might be even harder.

    I WONDER IF THEY SET CLAIM PROCESS UP LIKE THIS ON PURPOSE, KNOWING ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO MATCH ITEMS TO RECEIPT.

    IF ANYONE HAS HELPFUL INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN REQUESTED. PLEASE SHARE.

    • Johnny B April 9, 2021

      Epic should have record of these transactions available somehow. Steam/Valve managed to save records of pretty much every purchase I’ve made over the last 10+ years, so in my case with Rocket League, it was fairly easy to find price and item purchased (keys), just had to screen-shot every transaction.

      From what I gather, you just need to login to the Epic with the account in question, then go to “Transactions”. If you’re logged in already, click the username (top right) and select “Account” in the drop-down list. From there, on the left-hand side of the page, select “Transactions”. Unfortunately, I am not sure how detailed it is, as the only item in my Epic account is a redemption of a free game. Good luck.

  • KJ April 5, 2021

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  • Justeen April 4, 2021

    How in the world do we show proof? My son purchased hundreds of dollars, probably closer to $1500 in add-ons fortnite. Hunting down all of this information just for $50… Seems like that off all a lot of work. There has to be easier way to do this. Maybe his online username, or Microsoft username and I can track his purchases for fortnite and the items have been purchased.

  • Taylor Murray April 2, 2021

    Did any of the commenters actually read this? No one is going to add you to this settlement simply by you having asked in the comments to be added. Go back and read the whole thing everyone!

  • Robbin Harris April 2, 2021

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  • Ginna D. Currie March 30, 2021

    Please add me to the class action suit. Thank you.

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  • Randy collins March 16, 2021

    G where’s the money

  • Gracemarie Venticinque March 16, 2021

    Add me to this against FORTNITE, RACKET case 21-CVS-534.

  • Albert March 15, 2021

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  • Steve Hemphill March 10, 2021

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  • Jakeim March 8, 2021

    Okayy

  • Jakeim March 8, 2021

    Yep

  • RedRedLol March 7, 2021

    Even if it did occur like this i feel like it’s a waste of time being since I spent a lot of money towards the game I am not getting scammed for it

  • Laura Lake March 6, 2021

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  • Abby boke March 4, 2021

    Is it a real email and not a scam?

  • Patrick O sullivan March 3, 2021

    I received the email and I’m living in Ireland ive have spent alot of money on rocket league and I able to claim

  • D March 2, 2021

    This really isn’t worth it, and it doesn’t make any sense. You either get $50 or you get in game currency that is $10 in value?? There’s people that have spent HUNDREDS of dollars in the game. Where’s all that money?

  • Karen Wong March 2, 2021

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  • Travis Greene March 2, 2021

    So if you’re not residing in the US, you cannot file a claim of damages? Just want to clarify to not submit a fraudulent claim.

    Cheers for the great information!

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