Epic Games announced on March 20 that it will “commit all” Fortnite proceeds” for various humanitarian aid organizations operating in Ukraine until April 3. Just 10 minutes later, Xbox announced it will do the same for all “Fortnite net proceeds.” Just a day later, it became clear what could happen when the two gaming giants teamed up for a worthy cause, with Epic Games announcing that the two companies had raised $36 million.
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In a posted tweet Fortnite This morning, Epic Games shared that total, along with the organizations that will receive a portion of it. UNICEF, the United Nations World Food Programme, the United Nations Refugee Agency and Direct Relief will all have more money to help Ukrainian citizens thanks to Epic Games and Microsoft.
In addition to being an admirable thing, this Xbox and Epic Games partnership shows a lot of money Fortnite increases, especially as new content for the game drops. March 20 also saw the launch of Chapter 3, Battle 2 of the game, which added two more familiar Marvel characters: Dr. Strange and Prowler. Of course, it’s not clear how much of that $36 million came from each company, however, one Frequently asked questions posted on From Fortnite news sites explains that Epic Games donations “equal to the total purchase price of all Fortnite in-game purchases or redeeming retail points… do not include taxes, third-party platform fees, refunds, returns, or reversals. ” Xbox pledges all “net proceeds for Fortnite“Includes” total net proceeds from profits & reimbursements, billing costs, bandwidth costs, operating costs, and taxes. ”
The ongoing donation from Epic Games and Xbox is the largest we’ve seen from the video game industry. Many members of the game industry have also taken action against Russia or sent support to Ukraine. Notably, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have suspended all sales of their products in Russia.