Kid steals parent's card to spend $1,200 in Fortnite - Dexerto

Kid steals parent’s card to spend $1,200 in Fortnite

Published: 19/Jan/2019 23:20

by Vincent Genova


A Fortnite fan might be in big trouble after sneaking their parents credit card to rack up $1,200 of in-game charges.

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The mother of the child thought her credit card was being used in fraud, before realizing it was her 11-year old son in Fortnite. Cosmetic in-game items such as outfits, gliders, pickaxes and weapon wraps are available to be purchased in the free to play game.

Some of the items can cost $20 each, making collecting a very expensive hobby.

The parents reached out to Epic Games through email to try and correct the situation but did not hear back at first.


But the case went to a state court and that was enough for Epic to finally respond. They refunded the family’s money.

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Epic will hardly miss the $1,200 since their 2018 Fortnite earnings reached an unbelievable high.

Spending money out of control is going to be another concern for parents of little Fortnite fans, in addition to sexual predators using game chat to find victims.

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For those who can’t find their parent’s credit card, or would like to enjoy some free content, the Fortnite Ice Storm event is live now.

You can unlock a new glider and wrap by completing the Ice Storm Challenges.


Source: News4Jax