World War One shooter Verdun is reliving the Christmas Truce this holiday season with some non-traditional DLC. This special seasonal content will include non-violent activities for players that make a donation to charity. Proceeds from the Christmas Truce DLC will go to support the charity War Child.
The Christmas of 1914 saw touching acts of peace along the war front as opposing forces agreed to a truce over the winter holiday. Verdun will be re-enacting that legendary day as temporary Christmas Truce DLC. The seasonal content will be available from December 16, 2016, to January 2, 2017.
Included in the DLC is a unique winter map where special holiday activities can be played. Festivities such as snowball fights, football games, singing Christmas carols and sending Christmas cards to loved ones will be available for the duration of the event. Christmas Truce DLC will also introduce Scottish Highlander troops complete with bagpipe players.
To receive this special DLC Verdun players can make a donation to the War Child charity through Steam. Donations can be made in one of three different amounts of either $2.99, $7.99 or $12.99. All donations will go directly to War Child UK and participants will get the full Christmas Truce DLC and a special ‘War Child Armistice’ medal. Those that do not purchase the content with a donation will only be able to access a portion of the content in-between matches. After the temporary DLC ends all content will be unavailable to all players.
The War Child charity provides support for children in areas affected by violent conflict around the world and hopes to make the holiday armistice an annual event that will raise awareness and money for the cause. War Child Armistice has partnered with games like World of Tanks, Democracy 3 and 1979 Revolution: Black Friday as well as Xsplit Twitch streamers and Strexm starting on November 7th and ending with the Verdun Christmas Truce DLC on January 2nd. To donate to War Child and participate in the Verdun holiday fun visit Steam here.