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Epic Games Store issues partial refunds on games that were purchased before they went on sale

Epic Games has given us another reason to admire it
Epic Games has given us another reason to admire it (image via Epic)
Epic Games is now refunding the difference between a game's retail and sale price to those who bought it at the former. It applies only when a game is bought 'shortly' before a sale starts, though it is unclear to what qualifies as shortly.
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Epic Games of the Fortnite fame has given away a substantial number of games ever since its inception in 2018. Much like its arch-rival Steam, the digital distribution platform has regular sales that slash the price of several popular titles. There's even a 'mystery' game that will unlock in about two days, and rumor has it that it will be Civilization VI.

Buying a title just before it went on sale can be a bit frustrating. That's why Epic Games Store is now issuing what it calls 'partial' refunds for people who bought a game at full price. A user on Twitter woke up to a delightful email from Epic, which essentially refunded the difference between the game's retail and sale price.

Does this mean that those who bought GTA V at full price will be refunded the entire amount? Probably not, though if there is anyone who can surprise us with something like that, it'd be Epic Games. The game up for grabs on the platform, so go get it if you haven't already.

For those who want something newer, there's a 'mega sale' going on that discounts a host of old and new titles. Rockstar Games' latest masterpiece -Red Dead Redemption 2- is discounted too. You can find out more about the sale on the Epic Games Store website/client.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-05-18 (Update: 2020-05-18)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2