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Epic Games give out free Fortnite V-Bucks after lootbox lawsuit

Fortnite & Rocket League players that bought Loot Boxes will be getting free credits from Epic Games credited to their accounts.

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After an arduous legal battle, Epic Games will now be reimbursing players of Fortnite and Rocket League who purchased and opened loot boxes in either game. They will receive free credits in their game accounts to use on the respective game stores.

The term “loot box” isn’t regarded too highly in the gaming community as the practice has been seen as gambling and locks content away behind paywalls. Epic Games has experienced much success in the last few years with both Fortnite and Rocket League, but they both included loot boxes at one point that required real money to acquire a random set of, possibly unwanted, items.

V-Buck llamas would cost players 50 V-Bucks and produce a random assortment of goodies. Epic then changed them to X-Ray llamas, meaning you would still pay 50 V-Bucks, but the contents of the llama woudl be known, and would change daily.

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The class-action lawsuit has been going on for some time with Epic publicly denying any wrongdoing, believing that they haven’t deceived people, but understand why people are upset.

This is backed up by the verdict saying: “The proposed Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by Epic Games, and it denies that it violated the law. The Court has not decided who is right or wrong. Rather, to avoid the time, expense, and uncertainty of litigation, the Parties have agreed to settle the lawsuit.

How Fortnite players can claim back V-Bucks, points, and money

The official Epic Games Settlement mentions that “Epic Games will automatically add 1,000 Fortnite V-Bucks to each Fortnite: Save the World account that was used to acquire a random-item “Loot Llama” loot box, and 1,000 Rocket League Credits to each Rocket League account that was used to acquire a random item “Crate” loot box.”

In addition to this, Epic has also set aside $26.5 million to allow players to claim back extra expenses or further points. This can be done by submitting a claim form that can be found on the settlement page, and there is currently no deadline to claim.

Epic Games have even publically addressed the verdict by posting a Tweet from their official Newsroom Twitter handle explaining the situation.

It seems like Epic learned the error of their ways and it’s a huge positive that people are going to be reimbursed for loot box purchases.

The company has already done some good for online gaming with the Battle Pass system introduced in Fortnite. Many other companies have adopted this system, and perhaps they will follow suit with regards to loot boxes.

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How to get Fortnite’s new Pizza Party: Locations & what it does

Here’s everything you need to know about Fortnite’s Pizza Party item, including where to find it and what it does.

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You can use Fortnite’s new Pizza Party item to share pizza slices with your teammates. Here’s where you can find Pizza Party and how you can use it in Fortnite Chapter 3.

There is a ton of fun to be had in Fortnite Chapter 3, whether by finding Klombo dinosaurs around the island or unlocking skins like the Hawkeye outfits. Now, you can also collect pizza in the game.

The Pizza Party item is another new addition that greatly benefits your entire squad. You’ll also need to know where to find it for a Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 1 Quest that requires you to ‘take pizza slices.’

Here’s everything you need to know about Pizza Party in Fortnite.

Where to find a Pizza Party in Fortnite

Tomatohead location on Fortnite map

You can purchase the new Pizza Party item from the NPC Tomatohead at the Pizza Pit restaurant. You can find this location at the Tilted Towers POI which has returned to Fortnite Island.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to the Pizza Pit restaurant
  2. Interact with Tomatohead to speak with him
  3. Select the Pizza Party item and purchase it
  4. Pizza Party will be added to your inventory
Fortnite character looking at a Pizza Party

Purchasing the Pizza Party item will cost you 50 Gold Bars. If you don’t have this amount saved up already then you can check out our detailed guide on how to earn Gold Bars in Fortnite.

Alternatively, you can also collect a Pizza Party from Chests and Supply Drops or by destroying Loot Llamas. While this doesn’t guarantee that you’ll find the item right away, it’s certainly the cheaper option.

What does a Pizza Party do in Fortnite

Pizza Party in Fortnite

Fortnite’s Pizza Party item recovers your Health and Shield. You simply need to approach it and press the ‘consume’ button to use it. You can also save it in your inventory by pressing ‘take’ instead.

While pizza slices can restore 100 Health, they will only recover up to 50 Shield. So, if you’ve already recovered your Shield, you may want to leave some slices behind for your teammates to use.

One Chapter 3 Quest tasks you with taking a pizza slice from a Pizza Party. You can get this done by simply aiming and throwing a Pizza Party down to the ground similar to how you would toss a grenade.

Klombo dinosaur in Fortnite

You can also feed pizza slices to a Klombos dinosaur by throwing a Pizza Party near one of them. While Klomberries are their favorite food, they won’t mind eating the slices and leaving behind loot for you to collect.

That covers everything you need to know about Fortnite’s new Pizza Party item. It can greatly help your entire squad when your Health and Shields are low, so it’s worth going out to find the item.


For more Fortnite content, check out the Fortnite 3.44 update patch notes as well as how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now.

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Fortnite 3.44 update patch notes: Creative mode fix

Fortnite’s 3.44 update has brought a fix to the game’s Creative Mode, and here is the full set of update patch notes.

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Epic Games rolled out another Fortnite update on January 25 to fix a problem with the game’s creative mode, and here is the full list of the 3.44 update patch notes.

Fortnite Chapter 3 is well underway, and there is a ton of fun content to enjoy such as the Klombo Dinosaurs and Hawkeye outfits. However, there are also a few issues that the devs are attempting to fix.

Epic Games rolled out a new update on January 25. The latest patch went live across PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. We have the Fortnite 3.44 update patch notes detailing the new changes.

Fortnite 3.44 update patch notes

Spider-Man, The Foundation and other characters in Fortnite Chapter 3

Fortnite updates such as the recent 19.10 patch tend to bring a wide variety of bug fixes and changes to the game. However, the 3.44 patch makes a relatively minor change to the battle royale title.

The latest update only has a single patch note as it focuses on fixing one issue within the game’s Creative Mode. While most players won’t notice the difference, the fix is still greatly appreciated.

Creative Mode fix in Fortnite 3.44 update

Support-A-Creator UI in Fortnite

There aren’t a lot of exciting changes in the 3.44 update patch as compared to the 19.10 update that brought back the fan-favorite Tilted Towers. However, Epic Games did fix one problem:

  • Fixed the issue with the Support-A-Creator UI missing from the pre-game lobby of some Creative islands.

The Support-A-Creator UI was missing from pre-game lobbies on a few Creative Islands. Now, the latest update has fixed this issue and players will be able to support their favorite content creators again.

This fix has gone live on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as PC, and Android. The developers reassured players that they’ll inform them when the update arrives on the Nintendo Switch version.

Hopefully, we’ll see a major update patch released in the new future. It could bring a plethora of exciting new content to the battle royale, including the highly-anticipated Green Goblin outfit and the return of lightsabers.


For more Fortnite, check out how to find and throw Fortnite Klomberries as well as how to play Fortnite on iPhone & iOS devices with NVIDIA GeForce Now.

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New Fortnite leak claims lightsabers could return in Star Wars Obi-Wan crossover

Some new Fortnite leaks have revealed that lightsabers might be returning as part of a Star Wars Obi-Wan crossover.

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Some new Fortnite leaks suggest that Epic Games are planning to bring lightsabers back to the battle royale as part of a new Star Wars Obi-Wan crossover.

Fortnite has become known for its major collaborations with other popular franchises. Epic Games have brought a ton of crossover content from the Star Wars universe to the battle royale.

The Mandalorian headlined the Season 5 Battle Pass, and Boba Fett is currently an unlockable skin. Now, some leaks suggest that Epic Games are bringing back lightsabers as part of a Star Wars Obi-Wan collaboration.

Rey and Red Stormtrooper using lightsabers in Fortnite

According to notable Fortnite leaker ‘FNAssist,’ Epic Games re-added Star Wars lightsaber files in the v19.10 update. This means that they could be planning to bring them back to the game in the near future.

Lightsabers are some of the most iconic weapons in cinema history, and they were available as Mythic melee weapons during Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2. There were four differently-colored versions of them in the game.

Now, players are speculating that the weapon might be included in a collaboration with the upcoming ‘Obi-Wan’ Disney+ Star Wars series. We might also see the titular character arrive as a new skin.

The leaks state that the 19.10 update added lightsaber animations along with some melee combat mechanics, gameplay abilities, and VFX. This could mean that the weapon will make its return in the game.

Alternatively, they could be working on a new melee weapon and are basing it off the animation and abilities of the lightsaber. However, this information has yet to be verified by the developers themselves.

It’s worth keeping in mind that these are currently just leaks, so take them with a grain of salt until Epic Games officially announce something. We’ll keep checking for updates regarding this.


For more Fortnite content, check out how to get the Fortnite Hawkeye skins and our hub on Fortnite’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover.

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