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Maker of Fortnite to pay $245 million for misleading users

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Fortnite players can get refunds for some past purchases they didn’t want to buy.

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it has completed an order ordering Epic Games to pay $245 million to users who were tricked into making unwanted or unauthorized purchases.

Epic says players can get refunds in a number of ways, including cancellation of purchases for some items and self-service refunds for others.

Users can also ask their bank to reverse unauthorized transactions.

Fortnite says it will only deactivate accounts that show signs of cheating. The FTC has accused Fortnite of using a confusing button setup where players press just one button and incur unwanted charges.

When customers disputed the charges with their credit card company, the FTC said Epic had locked their accounts.

The agency also accused the game maker of allowing children to easily accrue unauthorized charges without parental consent.

Elizabeth Haire
Elizabeth Haire
Elizabeth Haire is in charge of coverage for laptops and desktops, and he stays current on the most recent developments in the gaming and technology industries. You can find him enjoying video games, watching social media, and waiting for the next Marvel movie when he isn't writing about technology.

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