From March 20th to April 3rd, 2022, Epic will donate all proceeds from its multiplayer hit Fortnite to humanitarian organizations to help people in need in Ukraine. Microsoft is also involved by throwing the Xbox proceeds from the game into the donation pot.
Currently we are already on this way over $50 million (equivalent to approximately 45 million dollars), which are now being used to provide much-needed supplies such as medical supplies, food, clean drinking water, legal aid and shelter.
Epic is waiting loudly own statements does not rely on the fact that the income from the numerous platforms and transaction partners is transferred to them, but donates the profits noted within a few days.
Epic would like to expand the list of supported partners as the campaign progresses. Specifically, the funds are currently going to the following organizations:
- Direct Relief, a California non-profit organization that also provides medical assistance and funds. According to Forbes Magazine, 100 percent of donations go to those in need.
- UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), probably the best-known aid organization for children in need worldwide, was founded in 1946 and is active in around 190 countries.
- WFP (World Food Program of the United Nations), the most important body of the United Nations in the fight against global hunger. In 2020 alone, they helped 138 million people.
- UNHCR (United Nations refugee agency), which has been supporting displaced people from crisis regions since 1950 and has received the Nobel Peace Prize several times.
It was certainly not detrimental to the action that Chapter 3, Season 2 entitled “Resistance” started in Fortnite at the same time and possibly brought back temporarily dropped players.
Through April 3rd, all proceeds from the sale of V-Bucks, Fortnite Crew (a subscription service), gift Battle Passes, and cosmetic packs purchased for real money will go to charity. An individual rejection of this purpose is not possible.
However, this does not mean that you can now deduct Fortnite purchases from taxes as a donation, because Epic is already doing that itself. Money donated directly to a charity only may be reported as such. If you would like to do that, use the links above.
New Ukraine package with 87 games sells like hot cakes
In the recent past there have already been several calls for donations organized by game companies. The indie platform itch.io collected an impressive 5.8 million dollars with their bundle of over 600 games. Immediately afterwards, Humble Bundle surpassed this number many times over – and with just 87 bundled games.
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