Epic Video games will donate its Fortnite proceeds earned from March 20 to April 3 towards humanitarian aid operations for the victims of war-torn Ukraine, the company announced.
The announcement comes forward of Fortnite’s Chapter 3, season 2 release set to launch on March 20.
The American software program developer reported all proceeds made within the two-week span would come with “all real-money” purchases within the recreation itself together with Fortnite Crew, in-game cosmetics and V-Bucks card, and battle passes.
Although, Epic stated on their web site “utilizing V-Bucks in Fortnite is not going to be included as these aren’t real-money purchases.”
Particulars relating to how briskly the funds can be distributed to the varied humanitarian teams in Ukraine had been addressed. Epic famous they might not wait for the actual funds to come — contemplating it may take a while.
Epic will log all transactions instantly and ship the funds to the teams inside days.
Epic Video games stated the humanitarian support can be despatched to Direct Reduction, United Nations Kids’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations World Meals Program (UNWFP) and The UN Refugee Company (UNHCR).
Extra organizations are anticipated to be added within the coming weeks, Epic stated.
Microsoft’s Xbox joined Epic in donating their Fortnite proceeds for added support to the victims in Ukraine, according to Epic.
Epic Video games suspended ties to Russia, although individuals had been nonetheless granted entry to its video games.