The Epic Games Store Is Banning People for Making Too Many Purchases

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In yet another point of controversy for the Epic Games Store, Twitch streamer Patrick Boivin claims he was banned from making purchases on his account after buying five titles during the sale. Epic’s Senior PR Manager Nick Chester confirmed the incident, saying it was a preventative measure against fraud.

“This was a result of our aggressive fraud rules,” he said. “If players run into this issue, they should contact player support so we can investigate.” The problem stems from the fact that the Epic Games Store doesn’t have a shopping cart, so each purchase has to be made separately.

While it is noble to want to stop fraud, this points out yet another hardship for the budding storefront. Lacking a cart seems inconsequential, but can grow into a much bigger headache given the right circumstances. And, in this case, those circumstances included holding a sale where people would be buying many games separately during one visit.


Tsing Mui
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