Gamers want in-game items to help raise money for Australia's wildfire crisis

Gamers around the world are urging developers to help them fight the fire crisis in Australia—through microtransactions, of course.

The movement started on the Overwatch subreddit yesterday. Players asked Blizzard to create firefighter-themed in-game content to raise money to help fight the wildfires raging in Australia. The movement took as an example the Mercy Pink skin that helped to raise over $12 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 2018.

Since then, other communities encouraged the publishers to do the same on other games, including on the Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Dota 2, and League of Legends official subreddits.

Rainbow Six Siege players suggested that Ubisoft created special skins for its Australian operators, Gridlock and Mozzie. League players suggested making the Tristana firefighter skin available again and redistributing the benefits to charity. Other communities also asked for themed skins to encourage the community to raise money.

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