Why Did I Get 1000 Free V Bucks in Fortnite? Epic Games Answers
Old debts are being paid.
Despite all the legal actions against the loot boxes within games from different governments around the world, there are still a lot of popular titles out in the market that uses the same way as a monetization method. Thus far, companies like EA and Blizzard have faced several legal lawsuits against using loot boxes in their titles, but at the end of the day, games like Overwatch and FIFA 21 still feature loot boxes. However, it seems Epic Games, at least, couldn’t escape its past. So, if you are asking ‘Why Did I Get 1000 Free V Bucks All of a Sudden’ here is your answer.
Why Did I Get 1000 Free V Bucks?
Back in 2017, when Fortnite launched with a Save the World mode, offering a free Battle Royale mode as well, the game featured loot boxes in its PvE mode called Loot Llama, which has been discontinued since 2019. Now, with the settlement of a class action against those loot boxes that were sold before 2019, Epic Games is giving away 1000 free V-bucks to all the people who have once bought a Loot Llama. The amount of V-bucks that Epic Games is paying to each individual approximately equals $8.
While the settlement only includes the residents of the US, Epic Games is giving away the free V-bucks to all the players around the world who have ever spend money on Loot Llama.
Aside from Fortnite, the class action also includes the loot boxes of Rocket League back in 2019. So the Rocket League players will also receive the same amount of in-game currency if they have previously purchased a loot box in the game.
Fortnite is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, Android, and PC. The iOS version has not received any update since the legal war started between Apple and Epic Games.