The online gaming community has rallied behind the population of Ukraine in the following weeks as Russia’s incursion threatens to wreak havoc in the nation. Humble Bundle as well as several Twitch broadcasters such as mainstream Elden Ring gamer Asmongold seem to be contributing their share to solicit donations for charity organizations like Unicef and Relief Everywhere that are bringing assistance to the nation. Because of the success of Fortnite, The publisher is presently making a significant contribution to such initiatives.
Battle Royale-based relief efforts for the war-stricken country were originally confirmed by Epic Games and Microsoft as a joint fundraising effort. Unicef, the UN World Food Program, as well as the UN Refugee Agency are among four charitable groups operating in the country at the moment, according to a statement from the two videogame titans.
Fortnite Raises $100 Million To Help Ukraine
It was announced that Epic had actually raised $100 million, which will be distributed promptly to the four charities named above. Additionally, it said that donations will be used to help World Central Kitchen, which has been attempting to supply the populace who have been deprived of foodstuff by the Russian assault with nutritious, gourmet food.
Afterward, Epic turned to social media to express their gratitude to the videogame community for their contributions to the charity fund, which will remain open for another week.
As of today, we’ve raised $100 million USD together to support humanitarian relief for people affected by the war in Ukraine. In addition to @UNICEF, @WFP, @Refugees and @DirectRelief, we are now also collaborating with @WCKitchen.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 29, 2022
Among the greatest financial gifts to Ukraine & the citizens leaving the nation have been made by Epic’s humanitarian initiatives. On March 25, Humble Bundle announced that it had generated around $20 million as a result of its “Stand With Ukraine” fundraiser, which was being held. Subscribers and corporations have contributed a total of many million euros, all of which will be sent to the country.
Even if crippling restrictions have already caused huge hyperinflation & resource constraints in Kremlin, it’s important to note the influence the video game sector has had on the country. The purchases of almost all high-profile titles and associated add-on material in Russia have been suspended by almost any prominent videogame publishers, spanning GSC Game World to Microsoft and it seems everybody is in line.
In an attempt to combat this, the Kremlin administration allowed infringement for video games that aren’t permanently accessible, however, it is not understood whether this has had any influence on the gaming business.