Lots of first person shooters have come up with special seasonal events. But Blackmill Games and M2H have done something particularly nice with the Verdun Christmas Truce 2016 War Child Armistice DLC. In the past, the game has replicated the unofficial truce which occurred between soldiers during World War 1 at Christmas in 1914.
But for 2016, they’re not just pausing the virtual carnage to let players experience snowball fights, carol singing and football matches. The proceeds of the Christmas Truce winter map will go to the War Child charity that helps children in warzones around the world.
Developer Blackmill Games developed the 2016 Christmas truce content to help the charity for free as part of the War Child Armistice campaign which also includes World of Tanks, Democracy 3 and 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. The titles and studios were suggested by Valve as being a good fit with the campaign.
If you’re unable to contribute, the content will be available to try for free for 5 minutes after three regular matches of Verdun. But you can have unlimited access until January 2nd, 2017 by donating.
There are three prices listed for the Verdun Christmas Truce 2016 War Child DLC on Steam – they’re identical but allow you to donate £1.99, £5.59 or £9.99 to help the charity. And apparently there might be a further nice surprise for those who donate.
In addition to the football matches and snowball fights, you can also send Christmas cards to your loved ones, and you’ll receive a special virtual Christmas Truce medal in-game. Exclusive content which helps you celebrate Christmas, recreate a notable historic event and help children around the world whose lives have been affected by wars happening right now? We can’t encourage you to support it enough…