Ukraine help from Epic.
Developer Epic will be donating all of its proceeds from the first two weeks to Ukraine-related humanitarian efforts. The action will last from March 20th through April 3rd, and will include all “real-money purchases” in the game, which means purchased V-bucks, subscriptions, gifted battles passes, and certain cosmetic packs. (Epic notes that “using V-Bucks in Fortnite will not be included as those are not real-money purchases.) It will also include retail gift card purchases so long as they’re redeemed during the two-week window.
As part of the effort, Microsoft will also be “committing their net proceeds for Fortnite during this time, so that we can get more aid to the people of Ukraine.” Funds will be donated to a few different organizations, which include Direct Relief, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the World Food Programme. The developer says that it will add more supported organizations “in the coming weeks.”
The new season feels much more war-like than previous seasons and was obviously developed before the war between Russia and Ukraine erupted. However, it will no doubt raise a great deal of money for the Ukraine effort and Epic should be praised for its generosity.
We always here how many millions they are making every month but we don’t hear about all the constant costs and man power that go into creating and sustaining a game like this.
All companies that give profits at this time to aid the victims caught in the war should be applauded.