'Fortnite' Players Claim They Were Scammed With Lame 'Loot'

Law360 (March 1, 2019, 6:35 PM EST) -- Epic Games Inc., the maker of the popular video game "Fortnite," conned players into buying so-called loot boxes that rarely contained the valuable in-game accoutrements promised by the company's advertising, according to a proposed class action filed in California federal court.

The suit filed on Thursday claims Fortnite's "Save the World" game mode allows players to purchase loot boxes known as "Llamas," which were marketed "as highly likely to contain valuable loot that will increase a player's power and prowess" but actually contained mostly basic items.

Children — like "R.A." whose guardian, Steve Altes, is bringing the suit — were especially susceptible to this...

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February 28, 2019

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