Epic Games said at the start of Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2 that it would donate all revenues from the battle royale game for the next two weeks to Ukraine, which is now being occupied by Russia.
Now, the game firm has announced on Twitter that it has reached a major milestone: $50 million in total has been raised in the last two days. The startup announced that it had raised $36 million on the first day of the campaign.
From now until April 3, all revenues from premium Fortnite purchases made in-game and on the Microsoft store will be donated to Direct Relief, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations World Food Programme, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as previously announced. These groups will subsequently use the funds to assist the Ukrainian people during this trying period.
While massive amounts of money are nothing new for one of the most popular games on the planet, it’s important to note that this massive sum could be attributable to two new causes. For starters, the game’s new season has just begun, which means players will be purchasing battle passes, V-Bucks, and other items.
Furthermore, due to Epic’s decision to remove building from the game, which is attracting new players who loathed the function, Fortnite is presently experiencing a revival of users. This, paired with the start of a new season, suggests that the contributions are unlikely to slow off anytime soon.