Modern Warfare's "Outback Relief" Pack Will Aid Australia's Fight Against Bushfires

By Sam Quirke,
Infinity Ward has announced that their existing Outback Pack has been renamed as the Outback Relief pack – and Activision's "net proceeds" from the Pack will be donated to the efforts to combat Australia's devastating bush fires, and repair the damage. It's not clear exactly how much of the purchase price is covered by "net proceeds", nor is it clear which organisation or organisations will be receiving funding – but the thought is certainly there. Apparently funds received from those who have already bought the Pack will be donated as well.

This follows a trend for Activision looking for opportunities to use its in-game packs to boost worthy causes – back when Modern Warfare released, players could pick up an endowment pack that aids veterans in need.

Ubisoft Australia have gone for a more direct approach, dropping AU$30,000 specifically to the Australian Red Cross while calling on its Twitter following to donate to any of a number of organisations helping out in the fight and the relief work.

Meanwhile, Bungie have gotten even more specific, donating proceeds from a specially designed T-Shirt to two groups – the Australian wildlife conservation group WIRES and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service – the service covering an area particularly affected by the fires. The T-Shirt was announced in the last weekly Destiny roundup and should be revealed this week – we know that players who purchase it will get an emblem to use in-game.

Elsewhere Crytivo, the developer-publishers of an ambitious god-sim currently in Early Access on PC, have announced that 100% of net proceeds from Crytivo Store sales of The Universim as well as 30% of proceeds from Steam sales, will go to the efforts. Again it's not made explicitly clear in the post which groups will receive the funding.

The bushfires in Australia have burned around 100,000 square kilometres of bush, forest and parks, consumed 1,800 houses in New South Wales alone, and claimed at least 27 lives – making it the deadliest bush fire in the country in a decade. Uncontrolled fires continue to burn as of today. (Source: BBC News.)
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.