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Epic Games Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Epic Games, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it violated state consumer protection laws, negligently represented what some of its in-game items were worth, and prevented minors from exercising their rights to disaffirm. The complaint made these allegations in connection with the company’s Fortnite and Rocket League video games.

Docket Number:

21-CVS-534

Company: Epic Games Inc.

Filing Deadline: April 26, 2021

Class Period: July 1, 2015 to February 25, 2021

Objection Deadline: April 12, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: April 12, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

If you are an adult class member, you do not have to submit a claim form if you bought a Loot Box for either Fortnite or Rocket League directly from Epic Games, and the only thing you want from this settlement is the addition of 1,000 V-Bucks or 1,000 Credits to your account. If you made your purchases from a source other than Epic Games (for example, from the Apple App Store), you must provide proof of the purchase. If you are a minor class member, you must have a parent or guardian fill out the claim form for them.

Eligibility:

Adults: You may be eligible if, between July 1, 2015 and February 25, 2021, you had an account for Fortnite or Rocket League that you used to play that game, and you (1) used in-game virtual currency to get any in-game benefit, or (2) bought virtual currency or another in-game benefit for use within those the game.

Minors: You may be eligible if you (1) were a minor when you used real money to buy V-bucks or Credits, from Epic Games or a third party or made other real-money purchases from Epic Games for your play on Fortnite or Rocket League, (2) used your own money for them, (3) made the purchases without the permission of your parent or guardian, and (4) want to obtain refunds for those purchases. See the special conditions and benefits below.

A parent or guardian must submit the claim form for a minor.

Typical Settlement Amount:

(1) Automatic V-Bucks or Credits. For those who bought a Loot Llama or Crate, where you did not know the contents in advance, 1,000 V-Bucks or Credits to the account that purchased the item. (2) Choice of cash compensation or additional V-Bucks or Credits. Up to $50 for a portion of money spent or up to 13,500 V-Bucks/Credits. (3) Minor Disaffirmation. For class members who were minors when they made their purchases. See class eligibility requirements above. One-third of their total purchase amounts or $50, whichever is less. Class disaffirmation must be total, meaning that minors must agree to the closure of their game accounts established when they were a minor on the Effective Date of this settlement. Class members who are now adults may open a new account for themselves; minors may not open their own new account until they are adults, but a parent or guardian may open a new account for them.

Total Settlement Amount: Up to $26,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $75,000 collectively

Law Firms:
MCGUIRE LAW
McMorrow Law PC
Whitfield Bryson & Mason

Claim Form: Epic Games Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Zanca v. Epic Games, Inc.

Settlement Website: Epic Games Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

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

Tags: Electronic Games, Entertainment, Unfair Provisions in Electronic Game