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Fortnite • May 16, 2018

Young Kid Has a Major Breakdown After Being Caught Spending £200 of Parents' Money on Fortnite Skins

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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.'

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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.

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.

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