You just can’t make up stuff like this, friends: It turns out that doing something silly like taking advantage of sales in the Epic Games Store could have the unintended side-effect of having your account locked. And it doesn’t even appear to take that many games to trigger a red flag if one person’s account is to be believed.
According to a senior PR rep for Epic, this form of account lockdown is triggered by the store’s “aggressive fraud rules.” It also could stem from the fact that the Epic Games Store doesn’t have a shopping cart to plop multiple purchases in to, necessitating users to buy items one at a time.
This isn’t the first time the Epic Games Store has offered some clownshoesery; last week, a recent sale on the storefront also happened to include the RPG Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 — a game which was never meant to be included in the sale — and brought some weird pricing issues for the upcoming ARPG Hades. To wit, if you went just absolutely nutty and bought up a whopping five or more games, you’re advised to contact player support so an investigation can be launched.