The Call of Duty Endowment, the non-profit charity that helps military veterans, is holding an in-game event in Call of Duty: Warzone
in order to raise money to support veteran medics and hospital corpsmen as part of Military Appreciation Month. Additionally, a new DLC pack for Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is also being sold to raise funds for the cause.The event is The Revival Challenge. Starting today, April 30, and running to May 9, reviving five people in Warzone will unlock a new Call of Duty Endowment calling card. Should a million players unlock this card, a double-XP day will be held for all Warzone players. Additionally, for every Revival Challenge completed, Activision Blizzard has pledged to donate $1 to the charity, up to $1,000,000.
In the store for both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be the Call of Duty Endowment Battle Doc Pack, containing skins and medic-themed trinkets. These have been created in partnership with retired Army Veteran Combat Medic Timothy Hobbs Jr., and all net proceeds from the pack sales goes to the Endowment. The aim is to raise $2,000,000 from these packs.
Finally, a new connecting screen for Warzone will be dedicated to the Endowment and Military Appreciation Month, and will display for the first ten days of May.
For 2021, Call of Duty Endowment’s focus for Military Appreciation Month is veteran medics and corpsmen, who have difficulty finding civilian jobs in medical fields despite having experience and training from their time in the forces. Money raised during the #CODEMedicalHeroes campaign will go towards helping “highlight the immensely qualified veterans who right now have the skills necessary to fill these positions.”
For more on Call of Duty, take a look at our stories detailing that Toys for Bob is now developing Warzone, and that main studio Raven is currently working on a glitch fix for the game’s new map, Verdansk ‘84.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.