Fortnite Community Raises £53 Million For Ukraine Relief Efforts

Fortnite players have collectively raised £53million ($70million) in support of relief efforts in Ukraine. 

On March 20, Epic Games launched chapter three, season two of Fortnite. As part of that, it was announced that all proceeds made in Fortnite from that date to April 3 would be provided to humanitarian relief for people affected by the war in Ukraine.

Now, the official Fortnite blog announced that players have managed to raise £53million, as of March 25. This money will go towards the charities Direct Relief, United Nations Children’s Fund, UN World Food Programme, and The UN Refugee Agency

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It’s a huge amount to be raised in such a short amount of time. But it shouldn’t be too surprising considering how massive a game Fortnite is. And especially so considering it’s the start of a new season of the battle royale. That amount was raised within the space of five days. With a week left to go of this fundraising effort, it’s safe to say that amount will only get much bigger. 

Epic Games is not the only studio to make moves to support relief efforts in Ukraine. Square Enix earlier this month announced it would be making a £380,000 ($500,000) donation to the UN Refugee Agency. And The Pokemon Company also announced it would be making a £152,000 ($200,000) donation to Global Giving. As well as CD Projket Red announcing it would make a £171,000 (one million PLN) donation to Polska Akcja Humanitarna.


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