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Epic and Xbox to donate Fortnite proceeds to Ukrainian relief

Epic and Xbox to donate Fortnite proceeds to Ukrainian relief

Fortnite giant Epic Games and platform holder Xbox are to donate all proceeds from the battle royale hit to causes aiding those affected by the war in Ukraine.

In a post on Twitter, Epic said that it would be giving away all of its proceeds to these causes between March 20th and April 3rd. That means for two weeks, money from one of the biggest games in the world will be going to a good cause.

Xbox joined in, saying that it would be doing the same. It's likely that this translates to the 30 per cent revenue cut that the firm takes as part of its platform fee.

Causes set to benefit from this initiative are Direct Relief, UNICEF, the UN World Food Programme and the UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency, per a post on Epic's website

This is the latest measure that the games industry has taken to support those affected by the war. Most recently, developer Necrosoft launched a bundle on Itch.io that raised $6.4 million for charities set to help those impacted by the conflict.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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