Epic Games has announced the end of its Ukraine humanitarian drive, with Fortnite players raising over $144 million USD.
The drive saw all proceeds of Fortnite sales generated from in-game items go towards a number of charities. All of which were supporting humanitarian efforts in the wake of the war in Ukraine. Launching alongside the Chapter 3 Season 2 release, players raised the massive sum in just two weeks for charities like Direct Relief, UNICEF, World Food Programme and more.
Epic and the Fortnite community were joined in their Ukraine war relief effort by Xbox, and Phil Spencer responded to the announcement via Twitter. He said “Really incredible to see how the gaming community can have impact beyond the playing of games. Thank you (Fortnite) for putting this together, inspiring to see the results.”
Today also sees the latest update pushed to the battle royale shooter. The latest update brings back building playlists, as previously detailed here. Elsewhere, the update also reworks the Heavy Sniper Rifle so that it does more damage to vehicles. The patch also adds a bunch of new balance changes, which you can read about here. Alternatively, you can check out the Creative mode changes in the latest Fortnite update over on this post.
Our deepest thanks to everyone who joined us in supporting humanitarian relief efforts for people affected by the war in Ukraine.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 4, 2022