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Microsoft sells Halo masks to benefit frontline workers

For each mask purchased on Meta Threads, two additional ones will be donated to MasksforDocs

Microsoft has partnered with gaming apparel brand Meta Threads to create Halo face masks to help health care workers.

The limited edition Halo mask launched yesterday on Meta Threads for $19.95, with the profit being used to manufacture two more masks that will be donated to MasksforDocs.

The California-based organisation, run by volunteers, helps distribute protective supplies to frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

This partnership with Xbox is part of Meta Threads' #GamersMasks4Masks campaign, which has already led to the donation of 55,700 masks, Windows Central reported.

The 3-ply polyester Halo face masks are registered with the FDA, include an adjustable aluminium nose insert, and are washable and reusable.

Meta Threads already partnered with Halo developer 343 Industries earlier this year to create a T-shirt, raising money for COVID-19 response funds.

The games industry largely rallied to fight against COVID-19 -- we've been compiling all of the industry's relief efforts in this article.

Halo Infinite, previously intended to be a key exclusive console launch title for the Xbox Series X this holiday, was delayed into 2021 earlier this August.

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Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016 at B2B magazine MCV. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.