The gaming industry is the most happening place in the entertainment market, surpassing cinema and music. One of the many reasons is the great production of content, which can range from huge Triple-A games developed by hundreds of people to small indies coming from the mind of one person. Regardless of production values, we gamers often want to try a little of everything and, to avoid getting bored, we take advantage of the moments of the sales with many video games, planning to play them over the months. On Steam it is a common practice and, with the arrival of the Mega Epic Sale, it risks becoming also on the Epic Games Store.
Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. It appears that if you buy too many games too quickly, the account is blocked. To report it, among others, is a Twitter user who has written the following: “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 fraudulent. Maybe if you guys had a fu**ing shopping cart Jesus Christ.”
HAHAHA OH MY GOD THIS FUCKING STORE IS SO BAD pic.twitter.com/LLz9dGJyeI
— Patrick Boivin (@AngriestPat) May 16, 2019
It might seem an absurd situation, but in reality, it is an automatic security measure designed to avoid fraud and to ensure that, in the event that someone manages to enter your account, you cannot execute a large number of purchases in rapid succession.
Epic Games Store confirmed the issue and suggested contacting Epic Games Store customer support to resolve the issue. The idea of protecting users is commendable, but perhaps it was not applied in the best way, considering also the discount period. Tell us, what do you think? Do you think it’s a correct measure, or don’t you think that someone can really get into your account and buy a bunch of games one after another?