Fortnite: Save the World players who previously purchased Loot Llama are entitled to 1000 V-Bucks, following Epic Games’ willingness for a class action settlement.
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
Loot boxes have been a topic of controversy in the gaming industry for years. For something that resembles gambling, many faced disappointments by spending real money to get something out of a random chance. Some even possibly spending more than they think to acquire a piece of value in-game.
Epic Games’ attempt at cashing in on the trend proved to be disastrous, however, after it faces a class action lawsuit. The crux of the complaint—people are buying a product without definite information on what they should be getting.
Apart from eventually choosing to compensate the affected player-base with V-Bucks, Epic has already chosen to remove the infamous item. Replacing the Loot Llama, the company is putting in X-Ray Llama instead, which explicitly shows the contents it is selling.
Epic Games is not alone in the issue, however, as Rocket League is also facing a similar legal situation. Consequently, taking a similar step towards resolving the concern with its own audiences. In particular, it is giving away 1000 worth of credits to those who previously bought an Event Crate or Key.