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Fortnite raises $36 million in Ukraine aid

Madrid, Mar 21 (EFE).- Fortnite has raised $36 million in humanitarian aid for Ukraine as of Monday, just a day after developer Epic Games announced to donate all proceeds from the popular battle royale game in response to the Russian invasion.

For a period of two weeks, until April 3, all in-game purchases on Fortnite are to be sent to UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the United Nations refugee organization and the NGO Direct Relief.

Microsoft also joined the initiative and is to donate all Fortnite related net profits on Microsoft Store to those organizations for two weeks.

The act of solidarity with Ukraine comes as Fortnite dropped its latest season.

The battle royale game was released in 2017 and went on to become a smash hit. It is free to download but contains in-game purchases.

It currently boasts more than three million daily users and 400 million registered accounts, although players can own more than one account at a time.EFE

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