Last week, I took a moment to talk about the REQ packs made for the purpose of helping people affected by Natural Disasters. Despite them being linked to microtransactions, I can respect 343’s attempt to help others with a campaign that benefits gamers and other people. The studio has now revealed the results made by this effort.
Thanks to the REQ Pack Relief & Recovery, the Halo community has helped with over $220,000 USD. Not only that, but 343 Industries has also made a statement where 6 people contributed by buying more than 6 REQ Packs each. Which makes them feel really proud as well, kudos to these people who offered their helping hand.
It must be made clear once again that the money gathered will be going towards GlobalGiving. A Crowdfunding community that connects non-profit charity organization around the world. This is done to help the people over at Puerto Rico due to the impact of the hurricanes. The helping efforts are also destined towards Mexicans that had to endure the earthquakes of September.
The Relief & Recovery REQ Pack consists primarily of five permanent REQs selected from the most popular visual customization REQs of ultra-rare or better rarity, if available. There also were ten rare or better boost cards. Packs had a cost of $9.99 USD each and were available from October 12 to 23.
It’s interesting to see 343’s effort to help affected people across various countries. “Like countless others, many of us here at 343 have been impacted in a variety of ways by the seemingly unending string of challenges reality has thrown humanity’s way recently.”
And it’s also nice to see that gamers can always get together to help people affected by these sorts of disasters. It’s not uncommon to see the communities of gaming take their differences aside to help save other fellow gamers.