Through purchases made by players in the Fortnite video game, Epic Games is taking a portion of the profits to put toward humanitarian aid. After only 24 hours of the fundraising period, Epic Games says they have surpassed $36 million.
On their Fortnite Twitter account, Epic Games made a post celebrating that they had already reached $36 million in funds raised for humanitarian aid. This is only after the first day of the promotional period, meaning Epic Games could end up raising much more money. The funds raised will go toward several different charities, including UNICEF, World Food Programme, and Direct Relief.
The period to raise humanitarian relief funds for Ukraine runs from Mar. 20, 2022, to Apr. 3, 2022. Money for this cause will be raised through purchases within Fortnite, such as skins, battle passes, and more. The only purchase that will be excluded from the fundraising campaign is V-Bucks, according to the Epic Games site.
Players simply need to make purchases within their Fortnite games within the fundraising window to be able to contribute. Epic Games will match the proceeds and donate them as quickly as possible, rather than waiting for the direct funds from purchases to be processed.
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