Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward announced today that it will help out Australian wildfire relief groups. Until January 31st, proceeds from all sales of the first-person shooter’s Australian-themed DLC will be donated.
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) January 11, 2020
Over the past few weeks, a number of developers have used their games to make it easier for players to donate. Additionally, some studios have pledged large sums of money that will no doubt aid the wildfire relief efforts. After being encouraged by the community, Infinity Ward has renamed the Outback pack to the Outback Relief pack, and is forwarding its proceeds to Australian wildfire relief groups. For the duration of the month, Modern Warfare players on any platform can buy the pack and the contribute to stopping Australia’s wildfires.
The inspiration for the idea was provided by user Gazoob on the Modern Warfare subreddit. After an initial post attracted large amounts of attention, Activision took notice and followed through with the generous gesture.
“As part of our efforts to help relief toward the devastating bushfires in Australia, we’re donating 100% of Activision’s net proceeds from each purchase of the “Outback” pack, which we’ve renamed the Outback Relief Pack, across all platforms through January 31st,” reads Infinity Ward’s tweet.
Players who have already purchased the pack will have their purchase count towards the donation.
“From everyone at Infinity Ward, Call of Duty and Activision, thank you for your consideration, our hearts go out to all those who have been affected.”
If you’re interested in purchasing the pack, expect a variety of cosmetics including the “Bushranger” operator skin, a koala charm, a legendary sniper rifle blueprint, and some additional add-ons. Furthermore, you’ll also progress one tier in the battle pass for free.
Infinity Ward and Activision aren’t the first game studio to do this, and probably won’t be the last. Bungie, Ubisoft, and Crytivo have all, in some way, helped the wildfire relief efforts in Australia.