Fortnite raises $70 million in humanitarian aid funds for Ukraine

Epic Games has just launched its latest fortnite season a few days ago and it has a poorly timed war theme considering the invasion of Ukraine. But Epic decided to use this as an opportunity to raise millions for Ukraine. The developer has promised to donate all proceeds from fortnite for the first two weeks of this season in Ukraine.

The famous battle royale announced today that it has raised $70 million for the people of Ukraine. This comes just under a week into the season and marks a substantial fundraising effort from the community.

The official’s tweet fortnite account also gives credit to Xbox, which announced that it would put all the money earned in two weeks from fortnite towards humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Epic first announced that it would put all of its fortnite produced for the first two weeks of Chapter Three, Season Two, toward Humanitarian Aid when the season releases March 20.

Twenty-four hours after the start of the season, fortnitetweeted that he had already raised $36 million for the people of Ukraine.

With another fundraising week, fans could easily see fortnite raising over $100 million for Ukrainian aid during this time. It’s something special that Epic understood the bad timing of this season’s theme and created something positive out of it instead.