Destiny players raise $1m for Nepal earthquake relief

'The Bungie community's amazing support will translate immediately and directly into help for people in Nepal'
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Bungie and Destiny players have raised more than $1m to support aid efforts in Nepal.

In April Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, claiming thousands of lives and affecting millions.

To support aid efforts, Seattle-based developer Bungie raised money for medical relief by selling special Destiny t-shirts, as well as an in-game shader and emblem. The campaign saw 50,000 players take part in donating money to the cause.

Bungie and publisher Activision also donated an additional $50,000 each.

"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," said Direct Relief CEO Thomas Tighe.

"Every penny will be spent to help strengthen essential health services that were needed before the earthquakes and much more so now."

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