The bundle of virtual items that players can purchase for $ 10 will benefit the Call of Duty, a charity that places veterans in well-paying jobs. And this special pack honors the sacrifice of Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg, who received President Barack Obama’s medal of honor in 2015 for his bravery in Afghanistan.
The endowment, which received a $ 2 million donation of the owner of Call of Duty Activision Blizzard, placed more 69,000 veterinarians jobs since its inception and aims to place 100,000 veterans in meaningful jobs by 2024.
“These forces of unemployment and underemployment are hitting our entire society,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director of Call of Duty Endowment, in an interview with GamesBeat. “They can hit veterans harder because they are more likely to be underemployed. About one in three is underemployed. “
He added, “We have had our busiest military reconnaissance month ever, which is great. But it’s related to COVID-19, and we’re seeing a 50% increase in the number of veterans looking for help finding employment. It has become much more urgent. “
Medal of honor recipient
Groberg and his lost friends are people to remember as Memorial Day approaches.
Groberg, born in France and became a naturalized American citizen, served in the American army in Afghanistan. On August 8, 2012, his unit was on patrol when they were attacked by two suicide bombers. Groberg precipitated a bomber and moved it away from the other troops. The suicide bomber detonated his bomb, sending Groberg to fly 20 feet away. The second suicide bomber detonated his device prematurely.
Three American soldiers and an American foreign service officer were killed and several others injured. But Groberg survived with a left calf injury and other injuries. His actions that day saved the lives of many in his unit.
Goldenberg recently met Groberg at a job event in Seattle, and they talked about how Groberg was a Call of Duty fan. They have set up a partnership.
While the teams developed their idea for the charity pack, Groberg offered comments on the appearance of the operator soldier on the cover of the pack. Groberg said he played Call of Duty in part to stay in touch with his veteran friends. He gave real, very useful feedback on the operator’s uniform, and the developers implemented some of his suggestions, said Goldenberg.
“We’ve been talking about it for so long, so it’s great to finally see it come to fruition,” said Goldenberg. “He is truly a hero and he is an advocate for the employment of veterans. We are therefore very pleased to offer this content to fans. “
The two limited elements are released today for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, as well as the free Battle Royale mode of Call of Duty: Warzone. And Activision is also launching the #CODEFearless T-shirt that you can wear in real life. The shirt features the Endowment Fund logo and topographic elements from the iconic warzone map.
You can use the new operator skin in Warzone, Special Ops or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer games. You can also get a new assault rifle plan, universal camouflage, and more customization options to show your support in the game.
Goldenberg said the need for charitable services soared with tens of millions of people unemployed during the pandemic.
All the details on the Fearless pack
This pack was created in partnership with and inspired by Groberg’s combat service, and it includes a total of 10 digital elements in the game.
This includes a revered Mil-Sim operator skin. He also has an action plan for the For the Cause assault rifle, which prepares the weapon so you can use it in the game for short- and medium-range engagements. The five accessories included are the Scout Combat Optic, which provides an accurate aiming image, the Corvus Custom Marksman Barrel, which increases damage range and recoil control, and a trio of accessories which increase the aiming speed towards the bottom: Forge Tac Sqs Stock, Laser Tac and ribbon with dotted handle. The rifle is engraved with the date of the event of Groberg’s medal of honor actions to honor his fallen comrades. Goldenberg stated that Groberg requested this engraving.
He also has a Steadfast watch, a game watch with the endowment logo on the nylon strap, a remarkable weapon camouflage, an orange Boonie weapon charm, two calling cards and two emblems, which are Animated custom ways to show your support. You can also get sprays, so you can spray paint enemies into the Gulag (where you go to Warzone if you’re killed once) so they appear brighter when you fight them in a one-on-one match.
Activision Blizzard responded with an additional $ 2 million donation to the endowment. Activision previously launched a Call of Duty Defender package when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare debuted seven months ago. This pack sold well and the profits were donated to the endowment.