Epic Games has raised $144 million for charity in Ukraine

Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, has raised a total of $144 million for Ukraine relief efforts in just two weeks. The cash raised will go to groups that provide humanitarian relief to persons who have been affected by Russia’s aggression on Ukraine.

Fortnite raised $36 million on the first day

On Monday, Epic Games declared the $144 million help to Ukraine in a tweet, claiming to have donated all of the game’s revenues. Microsoft contributed to the cause by contributing the net revenue from all Fortnite content sales on the Microsoft Store from March 20 to April 3.

Fortnite raised $36 million on its first day alone, and yesterday announced a total of $144 million for five charities: UNICEF, the United Nations World Food Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Direct Relief, and Chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen food-aid organization, according to Variety.

All monetary purchases made in the last two weeks were included in the fundraising campaign, including V-Buck packs, Fortnite Crew, given Battle Passes, and cosmetic packs like as the Voidlander Pack sold for actual money.

Retail shop sales of in-game cosmetics and V-Buck cards were also included, according to the creators, if they were redeemed in-game during this time frame.

Epic Games said in a blogpost

“Together with the Fortnite community and Xbox, we raised $144m for Direct Relief, UNICEF, UN World Food Program, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and World Central Kitchen in support of their humanitarian relief efforts for people affected by the war in Ukraine”

Epic Games isn’t the only one to raise money

Epic Games isn’t the only game maker raising money for Ukraine’s humanitarian help. Riot Games, the creators of League of Legends, raised roughly USD 5.4 million last month, while Humble Bumble raised USD 20 million.

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