SMITE and Paladins players raise $76K for hurricane relief efforts


SMITE and Paladins studio Hi-Rez is thanking players today for their efforts in raising funds for the victims of the 2017 hurricane season.

“​Earlier this month SMITE and Paladins players around the world contributed to the efforts to support those that have been affected by the devastation left in wake of Hurricane Harvey. Hi-Rez Studios hosted special promotions for its online games SMITE and Paladins where players could purchase in-game cosmetic items with a portion of the proceeds going to hurricane relief. Together the online communities for these two games raised $76,000 which Hi-Rez has donated to the Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.”

The money raised is a sliver of the $1,401,749 Hi-Rez and its players have earmarked for charity since 2012. “The Atlanta based studio is grateful to its players for contributing to
charitable efforts that help others in need,” the PR says.

Hi-Rez joins a growing list of online video game studios and player groups that are serving the public in the wake of Harvey and Irma; earlier today, MOP’s Justin chronicled efforts from Valiance Online’s team, Final Fantasy XIV’s community, Destiny 2’s Bungie, and Ultima Online devs.

Source: Press release

Here are a few other ways you can help the victims of Harvey and Irma:

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I don’t play either of these games, but it irks me when completely positive stories have no comments. So hip-hip-hooray to the players and devs for doing some good for people who really need it.