Activision and Bungie are aiding Australia’s bushfire crisis

Activision and Bungie are aiding Australia’s bushfire crisis

14th January 2020 0 By Jordan Heal

While the Australian bushfire crisis continues, industry giants Activision and Bungie are raising money through Call of Duty and Destiny 2 to aid it.

Australia is currently burdened with yet another bushfire crisis which has seen a swathe of land the size of Belgium charred, its air quality plummet and countless citizens having to flee their homes.

Relief efforts have been underway for some time but even this, twinned with heavy rain and cooler air, is yet to stop the tragedy.

As the fires continue to persist while more and more people, companies and businesses are getting involved – including Activision and Bungie.

Activision has added downloadable content (DLC) to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s online multiplayer.

It is offering the ‘Outback Pack’ which includes a bush ranger operator skin, a koala charm and a blueprint for the legendary ‘Big Game’ sniper rifle.

The DLC costs roughly $18 and Activision has said 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the bushfire relief efforts in Australia.

The donation campaign will run through until January 31.

Bungie, meanwhile, is currently creating limited-edition Destiny t-shirts that are accompanied with a special code to redeem on Destiny 2 which unlocks the ‘Star Light, Star Bright’ emblem.

They will be available for preorder through its store in Europe and the US between January 16 and February 18.

“The first half of all profits generated by these t-shirt sales will be donated to WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation,” it a spokesman said.

“The other half will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service, which serves the state of New South Wales, where the fires have been especially devastating and are in dire need of containment.”

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