Epic Games will be donating all the Fortnite proceeds for the next two weeks to humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. Microsoft has also joined the initiative by providing additional help.
In a blog post, Epic Games said that all the Fortnite revenue between March 20 and April 3 will go to Direct Relief, Unicef, the United Nations World Food Programme, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. These organizations are providing emergency aid, including health support, food and clean water, essential supplies, legal aid, and shelter.
All in-game purchases will be counted towards the support, including V-Bucks, Battle Pass, and different cosmetic packs.
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Xbox joined the company by contributing all its net proceeds for Fortnite on the Microsoft Store during this period to humanitarian efforts. Players will also be able to donate their Microsoft Reward points, with the company matching the donation.
Epic Games noted that it will send funds to charity as quickly as it can: “We’re not waiting for the actual funds to come in from our platform and payment partners, which can take a while depending on how the transaction was processed.”
Microsoft and Epic Games are one of many companies and game developers, which launched fundraisers or made charity efforts in support of the people of Ukraine. Last week, Necrosoft Games raised $6.3 million on itch.io with its Bundle for Ukraine. Humble is now also collecting donations, with almost $10 million having been raised so far.