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Destiny 2 players can contribute to the Houston recovery

Bungie Foundation will benefit Direct Relief, a non-profit already helping victims of Hurricane Harvey

A series of three red hearts with a silver rim. Bungie Foundation
Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

The team at Bungie are surely focused on tonight’s launch of Destiny 2, but they’re also making time to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Just a few days ago, Bungie created a listing for a commemorative pin at the Bungie Store. The $14.99 physical item, which features three red enamel hearts with silver trim, includes a code for a special in-game emblem that can be displayed on players’ profiles. All proceeds benefit Direct Relief, a non-profit on the ground helping victims of the disaster in Texas.

This isn’t the first time that Bungie has partnered with Direct Relief, a non-profit based in Santa Barbara, California. Previously the developer offered a shirt, in-game shader and emblem that raised more than $1 million for Direct Relief efforts in Nepal following a massive magnitude 7.8 earthquake in 2015. Unlike that previous campaign, however, quantities of the commemorative pin are limited.

“There are many other ways to get involved,” Bungie said. “Even if a pin or emblem isn’t your thing, we urge you to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in your own way. Get involved. Donate to a charity of your choice. Help spread the word and support those who are helping in whatever ways they can.”

Polygon has spent more than 20 hours with Destiny 2. Check out our review-in-progress here.

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