Fortnite raises $144 million for Ukraine





Video game company Epic Games raised $144 million for humanitarian aid for those affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


Fortnite is an online game centred on a virtual world where users must survive by searching for weapons and resources while eliminating competitors. A tad ironic that a video game that commercialises the glorification of weaponry actually helps raise money to combat violence in real-life, perhaps think of this as their carbon offset in regards to moral-offset.


The proceeds will be divided between five organizations including UNICEF, the U.N. Refugee Agency and World Central Kitchen Food Relief by Chef José Andrés.


Video game company Epic Games raised $144 million for humanitarian aid for those affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


Epic’s efforts are just one of several Ukraine-related fundraising initiatives from game developers. Last month, League of Legends developer Riot Games raised $5.4 million, a bundle of nearly 1,000 games on Itch.io took in more than $6 million, and Humble Bundle managed to raise $20 million.

The fundraising included all real-money Fortnite purchases over the last two weeks.

Epic says $36 million was raised on the first day alone.