Fortnite Players Have Just Hours Left to Claim in Huge $245M Settlement

While the deadline for claims was originally moved back by a month, today is your final chance to get the pay out.

The clock is ticking for anyone who wants to be part of the ongoing Fortnite settlement and claim their stake in the $245 million pay out, with the deadline for submissions being today.

Those who made in-game purchases playing the game without being fully aware of what they were paying for are eligible for the pay out from Fortnite maker, Epic Games.

The deadline for claims was originally set for January, but customers were granted a little more time to submit their applications. However, today is your last chance, for real this time.

What is the Fortnite Settlement About?

In 2023, Epic Games settled two US lawsuits which claimed the gaming giant had used underhand methods to encourage Fortnite players to buy in-game products. The settlement amount was set at $245 million.

The FTC itself noted: “The company charged parents and gamers of all ages for unwanted items and locked the accounts of customers who disputed wrongful charges with their credit card companies.”

It’s not just the public that is getting a pay out. Epic Games also agreed to pay $275 million to the US government for compiling the personal information of individuals under the age of 13 without their parent’s consent.

Fortnite Settlement Claim Deadline

The settlement against Epic Games was originally scheduled for January 17th. However, at the start of 2024, this was pushed back to February 29th, giving those that hadn’t applied some extra time to submit their forms.

As for the actual pay out amount, as always with cases like this, it’s difficult to know for sure and depends on several factors, the biggest one being how many people make a claim. However, it’s expected that the pay out to individuals will be around $6.

How to Make a Fortnite Settlement Claim – and Who is Eligible?

To make a claim in the Fortnite settlement, all you need to do is visit the official Fortnite Refunds website.

There’s also a chance you may have been contacted directly by email by the FTC about a claim. You can recognize these emails as they would have come from Fortnite Refund Administrator <>. It’s worth double checking the email address if you’ve received any communications about the settlement, as scammers have been known to use such claims as an opportunity to defraud victims.

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There’s a set criteria you’ll need to meet to be eligible for a Fortnite pay out. You’ll also need to be 18 or over. Details of the settlement criteria in full are:

  • You were charged in-game currency for items you didn’t want between January 2017 and September 2022
  • One of your children made charges to your credit card between January 2017 and November 2018 without you knowing about it
  • You were locked out of your account between January 2017 and September 2022 after you made your credit card company aware of the wrongful charges

Include your claim number or your Epic account ID in your filing. Minors can have a parent or guardian complete the form on their behalf if they’re not yet of age.

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Jack is the Deputy Editor for He has over 15 years experience in publishing, having covered both consumer and business technology extensively, including both in print and online. Jack has also led on investigations on topical tech issues, from privacy to price gouging. He has a strong background in research-based content, working with organisations globally, and has also been a member of government advisory committees on tech matters.
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