Wargaming has announced a new range of Ukraine-themed content for six of its games, with all of the proceeds from the new bundles going to charity.
The initiative, Wargaming United, is the studio's "biggest charity project" yet, according to a press release, and it's intended to help boost medical and emergency services in war-torn Ukraine.
100% of the proceeds from the bundles will be going to United 24, Ukraine's official government fundraising platform.
Wargaming says the funds will be used to buy specialized C-type ambulances, which are equipped with specialist gear to help keep patients alive until they can get to an operating room.
The games in which you'll be able to buy Ukraine-themed content are as follows:
- World of Tanks
- World of Tanks Blitz
- World of Tanks Modern Armor
- World of Warships
- World of Warships: Legends
- World of Warplanes
The initiative came about, Wargaming says, because the studio "love[s] war games, but...loathe[s] real war".
Wargaming has a studio in Kyiv that works on World of Tanks, so the matter is close to the developer's heart as well.
These bundles will be available starting from today, and you'll be able to buy them until November 1st, so make sure you pick one up if you're interested in supporting Ukraine.
This isn't the first gesture of support Wargaming has shown to Ukraine.
Back in February 2022, when Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, Wargaming paused all World of Tanks ads, as well as some World of Warships ads, around the world.
The developer subsequently departed Russia and Belarus in response to the war after it fired former creative director Sergey Burkatovsky, who expressed support for Putin's illegal invasion of Ukraine.
In addition, the studio says it's been engaged in fundraising efforts for Ukraine for the past year and a half, raising hundreds of thousands of euros to help Ukraine purchase medical equipment.
Naturally, this isn't the only fundraising initiative launched within the gaming industry to support Ukraine, either.
Ukrainian developers like Starni Games and Frogwares, as well as Kyiv-based studio Twigames, have also shared their experience of life within Ukraine during the war, either through reportage or through creating games about the situation.