Epic Stands With Ukraine, Donates 14 Days Of Fortnite Proceeds In Humanitarian Support
On March 20, 2022, Epic Games, the developers behind the mega-popular battle royale game Fortnite, announced their efforts to provide funds to charities that work towards humanitarian aid in Ukraine. The 31-year-old games development company announced that all Fortnite proceeds from March 20 through April 3, 2022 would go towards the humanitarian efforts of four organizations.
Fortnite in-game notice for Ukraine Relief
Epic has also stated that they will calculate their proceeds before their payment systems actually pay the company. That means that any funds raised would be sent towards these humanitarian organizations would be paid out-of-pocket by Epic before they even received the funds that people paid into Fortnite. The only exemptions from both Microsoft and Epic in terms of the funds contributed are things like required operational costs, taxes, fees, returns, and chargebacks.
Fortnite Queue Screen showing a 40 minute wait
Epic and Microsoft are not the first organizations to provide financial aid to humanitarian efforts in the Ukraine. We reported yesterday that Humble Bundle has raised over $5 million through a bundle with the same purpose in mind. Today that bundle that surpassed the $8 million mark! So, even if you don't donate directly to the organizations that provide this kind of aid to the people of Ukraine, gamers can still help in their own special way.