Call of Duty Endowment DLC Honors Military Service

Call of Duty Developers Receives Record Donation for Veterans’ Charity

May is Military Appreciation Month, and Activision is commemorating the occasion with the launch of new downloadable content (DLC) for Call of Duty titles, aimed at supporting its veteran-focused charity, the Call of Duty Endowment. Alongside this initiative, Activision has proudly announced the receipt of its largest-ever private donation, amounting to a generous $2.5 million.

The substantial donation comes from Kenneth C. Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel hedge fund and Griffin Catalyst. This significant contribution is projected to facilitate the placement of over 4,000 veterans into gainful employment opportunities, affirming Activision’s commitment to supporting those who have served their country.

The latest DLC release, the Call of Duty Endowment Knight Recon Tracer Pack, is available for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, Warzone, and Warzone Mobile. Additionally, the Regulator pack is offered for Call of Duty: Mobile.

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The Knight Recon DLC encompasses a variety of content, including operator skins, weapons, a weapon charm, calling cards, and tokens for double XP, among other items. Notably, all active U.S. military members and veterans are eligible to receive this DLC at no cost.

The Regulator DLC for Call of Duty: Mobile introduces a new female operator, Splicer, along with a vehicle skin, calling card, and more. Proceeds from the sale of these DLC bundles will be entirely directed to the Call of Duty Endowment, aligning with the organization’s mission to aid veterans’ employment initiatives.

In addition to these efforts, Activision has teamed up with USAA for the U Assist Veterans in-game event, scheduled to run from May 8-22. This event encourages players in Modern Warfare III and Warzone to collaborate on objectives, with proceeds contributing to the Endowment’s cause.

Moreover, Activision is collaborating with the Texas Rangers baseball team to host programming at the team’s home stadium on May 15, dedicated to honoring military veterans. As a gesture of appreciation, the stadium will offer $1 hot dogs on this occasion.

Established in 2009 by Bobby Kotick, the Endowment has assisted over 125,000 veterans in securing employment across the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2024, the Endowment aims to place over 15,500 veterans in jobs, with each placement costing approximately $600.

Looking ahead, anticipation is building for the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War expected to be unveiled during a special Xbox showcase on June 9.