Video Game Company EPIC Games will be donating all purchases made in Fortnite from March 20th 2022 till April 3rd 2022 to humanitarian relief in Ukraine. They will also be joined by Microsoft as Xbox will also be committing their net proceeds to help the people in Ukraine.
EPIC Games announced that they will be providing these funds to the organisations that are working at the ground level in Ukraine, to support the people that have been affected by the invasion. EPIC Games will be working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency,United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) And Direct Relief to provide help.
EPIC is not the first gaming company to come out in support of Ukraine as previously, ESL and CSGO teams that are members of the Louvre agreement, joined hands to donate a sum of $125k for humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Pro CSGO player Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev also donated 33,000 USD to the Ukrainian army.
Microsoft is contributing net proceeds from all sales of Fortnite content on Microsoft Store between March 20, 2022 to April 3, 2022, in all countries where Fortnite is sold.
With a new season, and a new battlepass dropping as well in Fortnite, this is a big statement by EPIC games to donate 100% of their net proceeds to Ukraine.
WHICH FORTNITE TRANSACTIONS WILL GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING UKRAINE?
As per Fortnite’s press release, “All real-money Fortnite purchases made between March 20, 2022 and April 3, 2022 will be distributed. This includes V-Buck packs, Fortnite Crew, gifted Battle Passes, and cosmetic packs such as the Voidlander Pack sold for real money. Retail store purchases of in-game cosmetics and V-Bucks cards will also be included if they are redeemed in-game during this window.
Using V-Bucks in Fortnite will not be included as those are not real-money purchases.”
100% of Epic’s Fortnite proceeds is equal to the gross purchase price of all Fortnite in-game purchases or retail purchase redemptions transacted between March 20, 2022 and April 3, 2022
More about the announcement can be read here.