FTC Chair Lina M. Khan commented on the complaint in December. “As our complaints note,” she stated, “Epic used privacy-invasive default settings and deceptive interfaces that tricked Fortnite users, including teenagers and children.
Fortnite, their most popular game with over 400 million users, is a free-to-play third-person shooter. The game focuses on eliminating enemies on a shrinking battlefield while using the terrain to build fortifications.
Known as micro-transactions, these are in-game purchases you can make that don’t affect how the game plays. Still, some players can’t ignore the allure of a costume based on a popular movie or comic book.