How to Get Fortnite Refund for FTC Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission just finalized an Epic Games Settlement to refund players that made purchases in the Fortnite Store. This guide will walk you through what you need to do to get a Fortnite refund for the FTC settlement. 

Recently, the FTC ordered Fortnite to refund players in the amount of $245 Million, and players who meet the eligibility criteria are actually in a store to get some of their money back. 

How to Get Fortnite Refund

To get a Fortnite refund for unintended in-game purchases or unauthorized purchases from a person under the age of 18, wait for the FTC to send you an official email regarding the refund. The FTC will start emailing players that are eligible soon, but you can determine whether you’re likely to get a refund if you meet the following criteria: 

  • Parents whose children made an unauthorized credit card purchase in the Epic Games Store between January 2017 and November 2018.
  • Fortnite players who were charged in-game currency (V-Bucks) for unwanted in-game items (such as cosmetics, llamas, or battle passes) between January 2017 and September 2022.
  • Fortnite players whose accounts were locked between January 2017 and September 2022 after disputing unauthorized charges with their credit card companies.

Though it hasn’t been fully confirmed, theoretically, the agency will contact players via the email linked to their Epic Games accounts. If this changes, we’ll make sure to update this post. Players can visit the FTC Fortnite page to check back for updates on the process. 

Beware of Scams

As is the case when there’s money involved, it’s always important to be on the lookout for potential scams. 

The FTC will never ask you to pay to file a claim or receive a refund, so if you receive a correspondence asking you to pay — it’s a scam. 

Players can also sign up for email updates to receive updates directly from the FTC. 

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