On the identical day Epic has launched Fortnite Season 2, the developer-publisher and Xbox have introduced a two-week joint dedication to donate all proceeds from the sport’s real-money purchases to main charities serving to these affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Between March 20 and April 3, all in-game purchases made with actual cash for issues like V-Bucks, battle passes, Crew subscriptions, and extra will go on to main aid funds actively working to assist each refugees and people nonetheless in Ukraine. The charities concerned embody Direct Reduction, UNICEF, UNWFP, and UNHCR. Extra organizations can be added within the coming weeks, added Epic.
“They’re on the bottom offering emergency support, together with well being help, meals and clear water, important provides, authorized support, and shelter[…]We’re not ready for the precise funds to come back in from our platform and fee companions, which might take some time relying on how the transaction was processed. As transactions are reported, we’ll log them and ship the funds to the humanitarian aid organizations inside days.”
Xbox will do exactly as Epic is doing and donate all of its personal Fortnite real-money web proceeds to the identical teams.
On condition that Fortnite has launched a brand new season right this moment simply as this initiative has kicked off, the underside line is prone to be a lot larger than most–if not all–other days in a Fortnite seasonal calendar. Epic added that there are not any exceptions, and even issues like Crew subscriptions which are re-upped for a brand new month inside this window will depend towards the eventual ultimate tally.
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