You can help fight the Australian bushfires with this ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Outback Relief … [+]
Credit: Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward and Activision are donating 100% of the profits from the Outback cosmetic bundle to the Australian bushfire effort.
Horrific bushfires have swept Australia in recent weeks, many of which were started by arsons and have continued to rage thanks to unseasonably hot weather. This combination of human malice and climate change have proved devastating to the Australian people and wildlife, with estimates of over 1 billion animals killed in the fires, and countless acres torched.
There are many ways to support the effort to fight these fires, but it’s nice to see a video game company making it simple for gamers.
The Outback pack includes the “Bushranger” operator skin, a legendary blueprint for Sniper Rifle Charlie weapon, a cute Koala charm and some other cosmetics. Like all of Modern Warfare’s micro-transactions, it’s entirely cosmetic in nature.
Players can purchase the DLC for 1800 COD Points. As always, you can’t actually buy the exact amount in the shop, but 2,400 COD Points can be purchased online for $19.99 (before taxes). You can also donate directly to charities like the Center for Disaster Philanthropy if Call of Duty cosmetics aren’t your jam.
I hope more companies start following Activision’s lead here. Former Activision partner Bungie is using T-shirt sales for Destiny 2 to help in the effort.
MOUNT ADRAH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 10: Rural FIre Service firefighters conduct property protection … [+]
For instance, Epic Games should seriously consider adding charity skins to the Fortnite Item Shop and not just for this cause. They do such a great job at selling cosmetics in that free-to-play game, they could raise a bunch of money for causes like fighting cancer and other diseases, to helping end poverty.
In any case, I’m going to go purchase the Outback Pack after I’m done writing this post. May as well get a little Modern Warfare in this fine, chilly Sunday morning while I’m at it.