Epic Games Raised $36,000,000 for Ukraine on Season 2 Launch Day

Since announcing its decision to commit 100% of profits to Ukraine just yesterday, Epic Games has now revealed that $36 million USD has been raised for humanitarian relief in the country. The funds will go to UNICEF, World Food Programme, UNHCR and Direct Relief.

The money raised comes from every purchase made in Fortnite since yesterday, including Battle Pass sales, V-Buck purchases and Crew Pack memberships. The announcement gives us a rare insight into the profits made by Epic Games at the launch of a new Fortnite Season.

The Chapter 3 Season 2 Battle Pass

Upon making a purchase of either the Crew Pack, Battle Pass or something in the Item Shop, popups in-game explain to players that all money is being committed to Ukraine.

Ukraine message in the V-Bucks purchase tab
Ukraine message in the Item Shop
Ukraine message in the Crew Pack purchase screen (credit: MattTheo_)

Epic will continue to commit 100% of its profits from Fortnite to the relief effort in Ukraine until April 3rd, 2022. You can read about the original announcement here.

In other news, Chapter 3 Season 2 has arrived! Read the patch notes here.

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