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Epic Games and Xbox donate two weeks of Fortnite earnings to support humanitarian aid in Ukraine

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Epic Games has promised to donate all of Fortnite’s earnings for the humanitarian aid of those affected by the war in Ukraine over the next two weeks.

As detailed by Fortnite team, By committing net income from Fortnite within the same time frame, Xbox is joining Epic in this effort to “get more help from the Ukrainian people.”

Donations will be collected from March 20th to April 3rd and the funds will be sent directly to relief, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP), the UNHCR-United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, etc. “We’ve been added to this list in the coming weeks.”

Epic has addressed some possible questions in the FAQ section. First, I confirmed that I would send these funds “as soon as possible”.

“We are not waiting for the actual funds to arrive from the platform or payment partners. It can take some time depending on how the transaction is processed,” Epic explains. When the transaction is reported, log it and send it. Funding for humanitarian organizations within a few days. “

It was also explained that all real money purchased at Fortnite, including V-Buck packs, Fortnite Crew, Battle Pass with gifts, and cosmetic packs, will be distributed. In-game cosmetics and V-Bucks card retail purchases are also included if redeemed within the donation period.

The V-Bucks used simply do not count towards this total, as it is the actual real money Fortnite purchase that matters.

This move by Epic Games occurs at the start of Fortnite’s Chapter 3, Season 2: Resistance. This not only adds Doctor Strange and Prowler to the Battle Pass, but also removes the building from the Battle Royale.

This move is just one of many ways other gaming and entertainment companies are helping the Ukrainian people. Some companies have stopped services in Russia or donated to humanitarian aid for those affected by the war in Ukraine.

For more information, check out how to help Ukrainian citizens, why these gaming and entertainment companies are gaining popularity in Russia, and the Humble Bundle charity bundle, which has already raised over $ 5.6 million.

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