Oliver Mitchell

Fortnite Raises $100 Million for Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid


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In an effort to help those affected by the war in Ukraine, Epic Games has raised roughly $100 million. In a recent tweet, Fortnite revealed that Epic Games will be donating all its Fortnite proceeds from March 20 to April 3 to Ukraine after the recent invasion of the country by Russia. 

Xbox has also followed the example of epic games and will be donating their proceeds from Fortnite within the period from March to April to help with relief efforts in Ukraine. Xbox receives a platform fee of roughly 30% from the games on their platform, and given the popularity and size of Fortnite, the percentage will definitely be huge. The proceeds gleaned from this initiative will be donated to UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency, and the WFP. These organizations provide emergency aid by distributing food, water, and other essentials to those in need. The donated cash will also help with providing legal aid and shelter.  Epic Games has promised to add more partners to this charitable initiative as time goes on. 

Epic has also reiterated that they will be sending the funds as soon as possible, which means they will be sending the money before it’s even been approved by their bank.  The money for the donation will come from the sale of V-bucks, skins, gifted battle passes, etc. And proceeds from the sales of these items between March 20 and April 3 will be part of their donation. Epic has also promised to donate 100% of proceeds minus refunds, taxes, and third-party platform fees. Xbox and Microsoft will be doing the same. 

Ukraine has also called on various tech, financial, and gaming companies to cut ties with Russia. Various movie studios already no longer release movies in Russia, and Apple no longer sells its products there. 

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