Laravel: Validation keeps failing for array of images uploaded by Vue

I have an array of files being uploaded by the Vue frontend. I am trying to validate them before they are uploaded and if they failed the Validator, return the error as json for the frontend. However, even when I upload a valid image, I get the error The image field is required. When I checked the network request in Chrome, the Headers show file[]: binary and when I click ‘view source’ under the headers, it shows:

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="file[]"; filename="logo.png"
Content-Type: image/png

. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

* Controller *

 public function uploader(Request $request)

$validator = Validator::make($request->all(), [
'image' => 'required',
'image.*' => 'image|mimes:jpeg,png,jpg,gif,svg|max:2048',

if ($validator->fails()) {
return response()->json([
'status' => 0,
'message' => $validator->messages(),

if ($request->hasFile('file')) {
$files = $request->file('file');
$stack = [];
foreach ($files as $file) {
$fileName = Storage::put('/bucket', file_get_contents($file->getRealPath()), ['visibility' => 'public']);
array_push($stack, $fileName);
return response()->json($stack);

* Vue *

uploadImages: function() {
if (!this.files) {

let formData = new FormData();
this.files.forEach((x,index) => {
formData.append("file[]", x)
});'/uploader', formData, {
headers: {
'Content-Type': 'multipart/form-data',
.then(response => {

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