Epic Video games introduced that any participant who bought its loot field (Loot Llamas in-game) in its PvE Fortnite: Save the World mode will obtain 1,000 V-Bucks at no cost pending the approval of a category motion settlement later this week.
Earlier than Fortnite took over the world with its free-to-play battle royale mode, Fortnite was a PvE multiplayer sport later renamed Fortnite: Save the World. Whereas Fortnite Battle Royale by no means added random loot bins, opting as an alternative for a battle cross system, Save the World bought non-compulsory Loot Llama blind bins till 2019 when the system was phased out of the mode.
However in response to a pending class motion settlement, Epic introduced that anybody who ever bought a Loot Llama will obtain 1,000 V-Bucks, value round $8. As reported by The Verge, Epic says the V-Bucks must be mechanically added to the accounts of relevant gamers within the coming days.
Though the settlement solely applies to gamers situated in america, Epic Video games says it’s extending the 1,000 V-Bucks provide to gamers worldwide. So anybody who performed Save the World and purchased a loot field ought to see the V-Bucks of their account within the subsequent few days.
Rocket League gamers may even see 1,000 in-game credit despatched to their accounts as a part of the settlement. Epic Video games acquired Rocket League developer Psyonix in 2019 and the studio was equally dinged for loot bins.
Loot Packing containers have come beneath hearth prior to now couple of years, notably in Europe the place particular person legislatures investigated and generally banned the system. In recent times live-service video games have transitioned to adopting battle cross methods that supply particular rewards in alternate for finishing particular challenges or progressing to a specified stage.
Loot Packing containers have been labeled as playing mechanics in some nations, and you’ll examine how these mechanics have impacted the lives of actual folks.
Matt T.M. Kim is Information Editor at IGN.