Refunds of $245 million have been issued to Fortnite players

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Dec 22, 2022

Epic Games, the creator of the massively popular video game Fortnite, was hit with the FTC's largest penalty ever for a rule violation this week.

A $520 million fine was imposed on the developer for breaking the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

It featured a broken purchase system that authorized several individuals under the age of 13 to make unauthorized purchases using their parents' credit cards. 

The game's developers utilise "dark patterns," or deceptive user interfaces that make it simple to make unintended purchases of money.

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According to the FTC, $245 million of the $520 million will go to players who were duped into making unintended purchases.

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However, only eligible players will be able to submit a refund claim based on a number of criteria.

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Who is eligible for the $245 million in refunds being given to Fortnite players?

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