Epic will donate two weeks of ‘Fortnite’ proceeds to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine
Starting today and running through April 3, Epic Games will be offering all of its fortnite product humanitarian organizations providing relief on the ground to Ukrainians affected by the invasion of their country. Players can support the action by making in-game purchases involving real money.
This means that if you buy V-Bucks, select cosmetic packs and other items, all the money Epic would usually get will instead go to organizations like Direct Relief and UNICEF who are currently providing relief aid. emergency, shelter and other forms of support for Ukrainians. Epic will also donate proceeds from gift card purchases, provided they are redeemed within the two-week period.
Currently, four humanitarian organizations are participating in the effort. Apart from the two mentioned above, the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Food Program are also involved. Epic said more organizations will join in “the coming weeks.”
In addition, Microsoft is participating in the initiative. The company has agreed to pay the net proceeds from the sale of all fortnite content created through the Microsoft Store through April 3. Epic notes that it will attempt to send any relief funds it generates over the next two weeks as quickly as possible. To this end, the company will not wait to get the money from its platform and payment partners. Instead, it will send funds as it records transactions.
Epic is the latest video game company to offer support to the people of Ukraine in this way. recently held a player fundraiser where he said he would donate proceeds from the sale of in-game passes and his latest League of Legends skins. As of March 9, the studio said players have . Game Markets love and have also tried to help, offering packages with all proceeds going to relief organizations supporting those affected by the conflict.