Call of Duty community raises over $1.6 million towards Australian bushfires relief

Call of Duty community members around the world have raised more than $1.6 million dollars towards the Australian bushfires relief fund, according to video game developer and publisher Activision. 

“Call of Duty players around the world came together in support of this terrible tragedy,” said 

Clean up crews are given masks from Direct Relief in Burton, New South Wales. Credit: Lara Cooper via Direct Relief.

Byron Beeded, general manager and executive vice president of Call of Duty at Activision. “We’re honored to help in this effort with the funds from the Outback Relief pack. We thank everyone for their generosity, and we look forward to putting this donation into action.”

According to a release, Activision is teaming up with Direct Relief, a nonprofit organization which helps those in need during times of emergency, to “provide much needed emergency and health supplies.”

According to Forbes, the Outback Relief Pack, which is no longer available for purchase but was sold at $19.99, included the following items: The Bushranger character skin, weapon blueprint, a koala charm, and other goodies.