Today, Epic has announced that it will provide players who purchased a random Loot Llama in Fortnite's Save the World game mode 1,000 V-Bucks as compensation.
Epic Games Giving Players 1,000 V-Bucks If They Purchased A Randomized Loot Llama In Save The World
This comes from a class-action lawsuit that was to be set later this week, but epic is rectifying the situation ahead of time.
To catch people up, before 2019, Epic’s co-op mode Save the World sold randomized Loot Llamas (or loot boxes) that contained randomized items for crafting, as well as hero characters for the game. In 2019 the company switched to a system that allowed players to see the Llama’s contents before making their purchase.
We're dropping 1000 V-Bucks into the accounts of all players globally who bought a random item Loot Llama in STW before we stopped offering them. No action needed, if you purchased this item you should see the V-Bucks in your account over the next few days https://t.co/l4VR5MTZl9— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) February 22, 2021
This system is much more consumer-friendly than endlessly rolling boxes hoping to get the thing you want or need. However, this did nothing for players who already spent money on the random Loot Llamas before the system was changed, they were never compensated in any way until now.
Prima was provided this quote from Tim Sweeney on the news.
“We stopped offering random item loot boxes like Fortnite Loot Llamas and Rocket League Crates because we realized that some players were repeatedly disappointed by not receiving the random items they hoped for. Players should know upfront what they are paying for when they make in-game purchases.” - Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games
Below, you can read a Q&A directly from the Epic Games website on how you will receive your 1,000 V-Bucks if this applies to you.
I purchased a random item, Loot Llama, and have not received my 1,000 V-Bucks. What can I do?
If you made a Loot Llama purchase in Fortnite: Save the World prior to their discontinuation, there’s no action required on your part to receive the 1,000 V-Bucks. All players who are meant to receive this will see the V-Bucks in their account over the next few days.
Will I receive more V-Bucks if I purchased more than one Loot Llama in Fortnite: Save the World?
No, you will only receive one grant of 1,000 V-Bucks.
Will I receive 1,000 V-Bucks if I purchased an “X-Ray” Llama?
No. X-Ray Llamas display their included contents and therefore are not part of the settlement, which is for random item loot boxes.
Where can I learn more about the class action settlement and further options?
To learn more about the class action settlement and other benefits available to those meeting specific criteria, visit www.EpicLootBoxSettlement.com.
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