Fallout 76 developers charity initiative
Fallout 76 - a game about the mankind’s survival - came out today. But let’s not get into a debate about whether it’s any good, and instead remember about the charity initiative that its developers are involved in. The game’s authors noted that charity was the inspiration for Fallout 76.
Back in June this year, Bethesda Softworks announced that all money made from the sale of the game’s soundtrack (Country Roads) on iTunes will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, a charity which helps the homeless find a place to live. Habitat for Humanity works in over 70 countries throughout the world, including in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bethesda promised to donate at least 100,000 USD to the charity.
In October, the developers organised an auction in which Fallout 79 postage stamps were sold off. The set of five show images of the game, including Vault-Tec Vault Boy, Power Armor and Perk Cards. The stamps will be given away throughout the advertising campaign and in competitions on social media and other online communities.
In the same month, Bethesda Softworks kicked off #HelmetsforHabitat: a charity auction of helmets similar to the ones in Fallout 76. Over 40 different artists from throughout the globe came together to paint the T-51 helmets in their own style. All money raised also went to Habitat for Humanity.