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Bungie raises more than $1M for Nepal relief with Destiny shirt, shader and emblem

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Bungie revealed today in its weekly update that the Destiny community — and contributions from Activision and the Bungie Foundation — raised more than $1 million to support relief efforts in Nepal.

In April, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people, Bungie announced it would sell a limited edition t-shirt, in-game shader and emblem for Destiny, with proceeds going to support relief efforts in the country. Today, Bungie announced the total — $1,026,006.80 — that was presented to charity Direct Relief.

"This was an astounding act of generosity on the part of Bungie and the larger Bungie community, and we at Direct Relief are deeply grateful — beyond what can be expressed in words," Thomas Tighe, president and CEO of Direct Relief, said in a statement published by Bungie. "Most importantly, the Bungie community's amazing support will translate immediately and directly into help for people in Nepal who experienced a tremendous blow, are in a very difficult and more vulnerable situation now as monsoon season nears, and also have a long, tough road ahead. Every penny will be spent to help strengthen essential health services that were needed before the earthquakes and much more so now."

Bungie also showed off the armor shader that players who purchased the Nepal relief shirt will receive. Players can expect to adorn that in Destiny sometime this summer.

The developer also confirmed today that it was attending E3 2015 later this month.

"We'll have some things to tease," Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague wrote. "Wouldn't miss it for the world."

Earlier this week, more evidence that Destiny's next major content update will be called The Taken King emerged.