Epic Games has announced that any player who bought their loot box (Loot Llamas in the game) in their PvE Fortnite: Save the World mode will receive 1,000 V-Bucks for free pending the approval of a collective action agreement at the end From this week.
Before Fortnite took over the world with its free-to-play Battle Royale mode, Fortnite was a PvE multiplayer game later renamed Fortnite: Save the World. Although Fortnite Battle Royale never added random loot boxes, opting for a battle pass system, Save the World sold optional Loot Llama blind boxes until 2019, when the system was pulled out of mode.
But in response to a pending class action settlement, Epic announced that anyone who bought a Loot Llama will receive 1,000 V-Bucks, worth about $ 8. As reported by The Verge Epic says that V-Bucks should be added automatically to the applicable players' accounts in the coming days.
Although the agreement only applies to players located in the United States, Epic Games says it is extending the offer of 1,000 V-Bucks to players around the world. Therefore, anyone who has played Save the World and purchased a cashier should see the V-Bucks in their account in the coming days.
Rocket League players will also see 1,000 in-game credits sent to their accounts as part of the deal. Epic Games acquired Rocket League developer Psyonix in 2019 and the studio was also destroyed by loot boxes.
Withdrawal boxes have been criticized in recent years, especially in Europe, where individual legislatures have investigated and sometimes banned the system. In recent years, live service games have transitioned to the adoption of battle pass systems that offer specific rewards in exchange for completing specific challenges or progressing to a specified level.
Loot Boxes have been classified as game mechanics in some countries, and you can read about how these mechanics impacted the lives of real people .
Matt T.M. Kim is an IGN news editor.