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Destiny franchise raised $8.5 million for charity over six years

Published: 00:29, 11 September 2020
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Bungie announced the celebration of Destiny's sixth birthday but while there is no in-game event celebrating the occasion, they offered some informative numbers from the past years.

Destiny was launched on September 9, 2014, so the franchise celebrated its first birthday in the second half of the first decade in existence on the same date in 2020.

While many live service games get some sort of in-game celebration event, this is not the case with Destiny or Destiny 2. Instead, Bungie released several interesting numbers regarding the franchise's past.

For example, over $8.5 million has been raised for charity over these six years. These happened through various dev streaming and other initiatives, such as selling themed in-game cosmetics where the proceeds would go to a chosen charity.

Besides the numbers about work on easing the life of those less fortunate, Bungie also revealed that over 167 million Guardians joined the ranks of Traveler's chosen humans. This one is somewhat confusing since it's not entirely clear whether this means 167 million accounts or characters were made over the course of six years.

Whatever happens to be the case here, the player base split between the three classes is somewhat interesting - Warlocks and Titans stand at 31 per cent each while 38 per cent people play Hunters. Many believed that Warlocks are the least played previously but this doesn't seem to be the case.

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The same post also revealed an announcement that Xbox Game Pass will feature both Shadowkeep and Forsaken expansions from September 22 onward. On top of that, the subscribers will also gain access to Beyond Light on November 10, 2020.

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