It’s always been important for the planet to use more people and it never was better to stand up. Global overwatch fans raise their voices and call on Blizzard Entertainment to launch a new charitable campaign to support people affected by Australian wildfires
One fan posted to Reddit today proposing the new firefighter to look for the heroes in the form of two charity skins for Australia’s overwatch agents, Roadhog and Junkrat. In the Overwatch Community, the post generated the influx of support from other users, with fans theorizing how the skins would look and vowing to contribute to the cause.
As a fan suggested, Roadhog’s mask could be covered by a firefighter to protect against smoke and its hook could be a water trap. Junkrat might have ammunition water balloon and he could offer the typical defensive hat for the firefighter, like Mei in her own skin for the firefighter.
Blizzard’s various franchises in the past, like Overwatch, have held multiple charitable promotions. Blizzard launched last year its pink mercy initiative during which the company sold $15 for the help hero to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and contributed all its profits to it. The firm revealed that it raised more than 12.7 million dollars for the foundation in July.
Australia’s wildfires began in September and the country could be ravaged for several more months, according to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. A total of 24 people were killed and thousands of houses were destroyed in New South Wales, the most populously populated state in Australia, including a volunteer firefighter. Over 15 million acres have been burnt in the country, over half of which is NSW. Earlier this morning the NSW Rural Fire Service reported 139 fires throughout the state–but only half of those fires.
People aren’t the only people who take the damage brunt. According to Professor Chris Dickman and the Australian wildlife specialist from the University of Sydney, almost half a billion species have been destroyed by fire, either directly or as a consequence of the loss of their habitat and homes.
A number of non-profit organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund Australia and the Australian Red Cross, are providing active support to thousands of people evacuating and in recovery centres.