Today marks the start of a new season of Fortnite, and producer Epic Games has pledged to donate all proceeds from the game from the first two weeks to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. From March 20th until April 3rd all in-game “real money transactions” such as purchased V-bucks, subscriptions, gifted battle passes and specific cosmetic packs will be included in the game. 'activity.

(Use of V-Bucks in Fortnite will not be included as they are not real-money purchases, according to Epic.) This will also cover retail gift card purchases if used within the two-month period. weeks.

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Fortnite helps Ukraine rescue mission

Microsoft would also "contribute to their net income for Fortnite right now, so we can bring more relief to the people of Ukraine," as part of the campaign. Direct Relief, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Food Program are among the organizations that will receive funds. More supported organizations will be added "in the coming weeks," according to the developer.

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Epic said it would provide funding to these charities "as soon as possible." We do not wait for funds to arrive from our platform and payment partners, which can take a long time depending on how the transaction was processed. We will record transactions as they come in and deliver donations to aid organizations within days.

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Other gambling-related campaigns have raised millions of dollars for humanitarian aid following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this month, an bundle of indie games raised over $6 million, and a Ukraine-centric Humble Bundle has already raised over $9 million.

Fortnite 's new season will premiere later today, and it will follow a dramatic event that opened up a new chapter for the game in December.