At the start of Fortnite Season 2 of Chapter 3, Epic Games announced it would be donating all proceeds raised by the battle royale game for the next two weeks to Ukraine, which is invaded by Russia.
The game company announced on its Twitter page that it is hit a huge milestone: $50,000,000 raised in total over the past two days. Within the first day, the company revealed that it had collected a total of $36,000,000.
As previously game announced, all the proceeds garnered by premium Fortnite purchases both in-game and in the Microsoft store from now to April three will be donated towards Direct Relief, United Nations World Food Programme, UNHCR, and United Nations Children’s Fund. Those organizations will then use the funds to help the people of Ukraine during this difficult, horrible time.
While Fortnite garnering huge amounts of money is nothing new for one of the biggest games in the world, it is significant to point out that this big number could be due to two new factors. For starters, the game’s brand new season just arrived, meaning players are naturally going to be purchasing V-Bucks, battle passes, and more.
In addition, The Game is currently seeing a resurgence of players due to Epic’s decision to remove the building from the Fortnite game, bringing in new players who disliked the feature. That, combined with the start of the new season, likely means that the contributions will not stop anytime soon.