Epic Games has apologised to Fortnite players it mistakenly banned by giving each of them 2,000 V-Bucks.
These Fortnite players shouldn’t have been banned, of course, but once Epic Games caught it, the developer reinstated their accounts, and gave everyone 2,000 V-Bucks.
It’s not yet clear if Epic was made aware of the wrongful bans through support tickets, or if it detected them on its own. 2,000 V-Bucks is equal to $20, which is not an insignificant amount of money.
One of the most popular posts on the game’s subReddit this week is by a player who got unfairly banned, posting about how happy they were to see their account reinstated and getting the free V-Bucks.
“We incorrectly banned your account. We’re sorry and will be granting V-Bucks to your account to compensate for the error,” Epic said in the messages received by players.
And, like clockwork, Fortnite’s Week 8 challenges have leaked.