The FTC invites players to get their money back.
Text: Epic Games

Fortnite players are now able to submit for a refund due to unwanted in-game purchases that were made between January 2017 and September 2022. This is all due to the $245 million settlement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Epic Games.

That settlement itself was part of a larger settlement from December 2022 between the FTC and Epic Games. It was that $520 million December 2022 settlement that found Epic Games was in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and for using "dark patterns and billing practices" to trick players into making unwanted in-game purchases.

The FTC has launched a site talking about this settlement with information on who is eligible to apply for a refund:

  • You were charged in-game currency for items you didn’t want between January 2017 and September 2022
  • Your child made charges to your credit card without your knowledge between January 2017 and November 2018
  • Your account was locked between January 2017 and September 2022 after you complained to your credit card company about wrongful charges
You must be at least 18 to complete a claim form. If you are not yet 18, a parent or guardian must complete the claim form for you.
The FTC goes on to say that you can apply for a refund at You will need a claim number or your Epic Account ID. Those seeking refunds will have until January 17, 2024 to file with the FTC to get their refund.