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The games industry continues to rally behind Australian bushfire relief

Update: Pearl Abyss joins Activision, Wargaming, 2K, Bethesda and PlayStation in fundraising efforts

Original story, February 4, 2020:

The games industry continues to rally behind relief efforts around the Australian bushfires, with donations from Activision and Wargaming, and upcoming efforts from 2K, Bethesda and PlayStation.

Activision created an Outback Relief Pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, sales of which have raised more than $1.6 million (USD).

All of the net proceeds from the pack will be given to the humanitarian organisation Direct Relief, Activision has said, which will use it to help address the ongoing problems in Australia.

Wargaming has also made a substantial donation, InGames reports, blowing past an initial target of $10,000 on a charity livestream to reach a total of $90,000 (AUD). BlazeAid was a combined effort between Wargaming's Asia Pacific team and World of Tanks players in the region.

InGames, the leading industry-facing website for the APAC region, also has information on two upcoming charity drives organised by regional and international games companies.

The branches of Bethesda and 2K Games representing Australia and New Zealand are running the #2KBethesdaUnite campaign, with all proceeds going to the Australian Red Cross. Donations are already open, and the Bethesda and Borderlands Twitch channels will run charity livestreams on February 15.

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