As the Epic Games Store continues to introduce exclusive games to compete with Steam, their new strategy might be a bit out of the left field. With the new ‘Epic Mega Sale’ on the store, people have noticed that they are getting blocked for buying too much consecutively. In which, people are confused about Epic Games doing this, considering that they have a games sale happening at the moment.
So I can confirm that me buying a whopping 5 games (ranging from 5 bucks to 50) on the Epic Store flagged my account for possibly fraudalent. Maybe if you guys had a fucking shopping cart jesus christ.
— Patrick Boivin (@AngriestPat) May 16, 2019
With this controversy, a PR (Nick Chester) told Game Revolution about why Epic Games are blocking people. “This was a result of our aggressive fraud rules. If players run into this issue, they should contact player support so we can investigate.”
Games in the Epic Games Store that are above $14.99 can be purchased for $10 less with the sale. This includes games such as Ashen, World War Z, Metro Exodus, The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Trover Saves the Universe and more. You can also preorder John Wick Hex for $2 less. If you preordered a game before the 16th of May that was $14.99 or above, you can get a refund of $10. Additionally, if you purchased a game between the 2nd of May to the 15th, you will receive a refund of the difference between the sale and the original price. The ‘Epic Mega Sale’ won’t count towards DLC, Season Passes and In-Game Purchases. Epic Games are also having weekly free games during the sale, as this week has Stories Untold and RiME.
The ‘Epic Mega Sale’ will last until the 13th of June 2019.