A young kid showed a great deal of remorse after he was caught spending £200 (~$269 USD) of his father's money on skins and other items in Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Although Fortnite is 'free-to-play' across platforms such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS, players have the opportunity to purchase various items through 'V-Bucks.'
The in-game currency can be used to buy a collection of different skins, outfits, emotes, and much more, with the items being strictly cosmetic to bring a 'fresh' feel to the game.
Even with its 'free-to-play' nature, Fortnite cemented itself as the most successful free console game of all-time after brining in a staggering $223 million across the month of March via in-game purchases.
However, some have questioned wether or not in-game purchases within any title have the possibility of being a liability, especially when young children may have their parents' credit card or bank information linked to an account.
A Twitter user by the name of @ashleighjwil was put in that exact situation after her little brother was caught spending £200 (~$269 USD) of their parents' money on Fortnite skins, leading her to record the entire family encounter.
My little brother cleared £200 on my parents bank card on fortnite, wait till the end he won’t be doing that again pic.twitter.com/dm5QPJMlt9
— Ashleigh Wilson (@ashleighjwil) May 13, 2018
The story does end up having a happy ending after all, with Ashleigh later mentioning how the family was able to receive a full refund after their father called the bank, and that her brother was able to keep everything he bought.
We got it back, full refund he even got to keep what he bought
— Ashleigh Wilson (@ashleighjwil) May 15, 2018