Late last month, Epic Game announced a fundraising initiative for Ukraine that would see them and Microsoft’s Xbox donate all Fortnite video game revenue earned from March 20 through April 3.
In the first 24 hours, the initiative raised more than $36 million and now, with the fundraising period over, the total amount of funds raised for Ukraine stands at more than $144 million. of dollars. Certainly an impressive amount.
As promised in the initial announcement, all funds raised will be split between Direct Relief, UNICEF, the World Food Program (WFP), the UN Refugee Agency and World Central Kitchen.
“Our deepest thanks to everyone who has joined us in supporting humanitarian relief efforts for those affected by war in Ukraine,” Epic Games said on their official fortnite twitter account earlier this week.
Microsoft Xbox manager Phil Spencer also shared a response to the fundraising efforts on his own behalf. “Truly amazing how the gaming community can impact beyond the game,” his tweet reads. “Thank you Fortnite for putting this together, inspiring to see the results.”
Those wishing to donate money to help Ukraine now that the campaign is over are encouraged to donate directly to the organizations mentioned above.
In other Fortnite news, the game’s April Crew Pack is now live for Fortnite Crew subscribers to claim in-game and a major content update is about to be released. rolling out today, which will add a variety of new outfits and the special Chapter 3 Season 2 Battle Pass appearances for those already past level 100 to unlock.
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