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Fortnite raises $36 million in humanitarian aid for Ukraine in a single day

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There’s a new season in fortnite . This is Chapter 3: Season 2 and is called Resistance . Like always epic games releases an update to its popular video game, a horde of fans rush to try it out. This time the special guest is Dr Strange , a popular wizard in the Marvel Universe, but that’s not really relevant. Along with the arrival of the new season, the development company announced that it will send humanitarian aid to those affected by the conflict in Ukraine . Through a press release, the company explained that “it will allocate all profits from Fortnite corresponding to the period of March 20 to April 3, 2022 as humanitarian aid for those affected by the war in Ukraine. In order to contribute to the cause and for the people of Ukraine to receive more help, Xbox will also use its net profits obtained from Fortnite during this period.


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Aid will be channeled directly to organizations working to support the population during the conflict by providing health care, shelter, food and water. These include Direct Relief, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Epic Games updated their press release to announce that in a single day, Fortnite and Xbox collected more than $36 million .

FORTNITE, A LITTLE HISTORY

Fortnite was released on June 25, 2017 and quickly became a player favorite. It’s free -play a cross-platform game with multiple modes where players race to be the last players (or teams) standing on an island they’re dropped on. Although it is not necessary to pay to play, there are various items to equip a character ( skins , weapons, and hang gliders) that users can purchase. Over the years, the video game has made collaborations with brands such as the NFL, Marvel, Nike, Balenciaga and Star Wars, in addition to having served as a virtual concert hall in which personalities such as Ariana Grande, Travis Scott and Marshmello, proving that there are audiences that exist in the metaverse.

Fortnite has more than 80 million active users each month.

On March 8, Epic Games had already spoken out about the conflict in Ukraine and, along with other companies that develop video games, announced their departure from Russia.