Bungie, the makers of the Destiny series, have proven themselves one of the most philanthropic developers in the industry. It comes as no surprise that Bungie is launching a fundraiser amid the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“In response to these trying times, Bungie is excited to announce the Guardian’s Heart fundraising initiative,” states the press release. “In partnership with Direct Relief, and in collaboration with our community, we want to bring the full might of the Bungie community to support the healthcare workers and frontline responders who are confronting this global healthcare crisis. Guardians have proven to be a tremendous force for good in the world and your generosity in supporting others in the fight against COVID-19 is inspiring.”
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization that supports people affected by poverty and disasters. During the pandemic, Direct Relief is working with healthcare industries to provide personal protective equipment like gloves and masks, as well as ventilators and other equipment needed during the crisis.
Donations through the Bungie partnership can be made via Tiltify. Donating at least $20 will award the Guardian’s Heart Emblem in Destiny 2. A redemption code will be emailed within a week of the donation, and can be redeemed at Bungie.net. One donation per email. Users can choose to donate more than $20, but will not receive any more emblems.
Destiny 2 is available as a free-to-play online game on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with optional paid expansion packs.