Rocket League players want to take ‘class action’ against Epic Games

Rocket League players want to take ‘class action’ against Epic Games
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Written by 

Jack Marsh


12th Oct 2023 16:50

The Rocket League community feels more than hard done by this week, as Epic Games has announced that it will remove player-to-player trading by the end of this year.

Players slammed the developers for this decision - which will allegedly end some of the communities' content creators' careers - claiming the team is "disconnected" and is "killing" the game.

Now, fans have realised there's more to this than just removing the system from the game, as some have paid to unlock it. This means they want their cash back, and are willing to potentially take action to get it.

Rocket League players demand their money back from Epic Games 

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Player-to-player trading costs Rocket League fans roughly $5, as Epic Games has players authenticate their accounts by purchasing credits, making sure a bank account is connected to avoid scams. 

Now, players want their money back, as they feel entitled to a refund. It's given that the unlocking fee is now for a system that will no longer exist.

"Hey Epic Games, you owe Rocket League players each $5 when you remove Trading from the game. Players were required to spend $5 to trade, but now you're taking that away," said SpaceStation Gaming content creator and ex-pro Treyven "Lethamyr" Robitaille.

Others added that they wanted to start a class action against Epic, akin to the one that was just settled in favour of Fortnite mums. "Remember when a couple hundred thousand people paid $6.49 to unlock trading? Be a real shame if those people asked for it back in a class-action," said the page Rocket Planet.

Another fan added, "class action lawsuit. We paid for trading. We f**king want it."

Rocket League fans continue to call out 'tone deaf' Epic Games


Things have gone from bad to worse for Epic, as just 24 hours after the trading exile was announced, it continues to advertise bundles on social media. As Epic tries to bring in the cash, fans have now labelled the devs as "tone deaf."

"How tone deaf can you be..." said esports mogul Adam "Lawler" Thornton. Rocket League's top-three content creator Jonathan "Jon Sandman" Sanders added, "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH TONE DEAF," while Alejandra "Athena" also urged Epic to "Please listen to your community." 

Whether there is actually any legal basis for a class action is yet to be known, but Epic Games seems to have made up its mind, meaning players should prepare to wrap up their wheeling and dealings by early December.

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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