It was something you could buy with V bucks which could be purchased with real money. They didn’t benevolently decide to become more transparent and add limits. Governments were looking into this, see above.
And again, all of this only matters because, once again, Sweeney stepped forward and tried to portray himself and his company as something they were not. The world, yes the world, were concerned about these loot llamas, doesn’t matter if they were called boxes, in Fortnite. The proof of this is right up there.
So no, Epic was knee deep just like a year ago, and for him to stand up there like that didn’t happen is just pretty darn disingenuous, well for those who have a memory more than a year long I guess.