Want to know how you could help out right now with relief efforts in Haiti simply by playing Halo 3 and/or Halo 3: ODST online multiplayer? Then listen up.
Bungie is holding a very special online multiplayer event today and tomorrow that all Halo players need to know about. For every thousand players who sport Bungie’s specially designed relief emblem in online matches of Halo 3/ODST, the developer will donate $100 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief efforts, with the maximum donation limit being $77,000.
The session is currently going on and will continue until 11:59PM PST tomorrow. All you have to do to participate is follow these instructions to alter your character’s appearance, and just play online as you normally would:
- Press START
- Select “SETTINGS” / “APPEARANCE”
- Select “EMBLEM”
- Select “Hearts” ICON, “Circle” BACKGROUND
- Back out to the APPEARANCES menu and select “COLORS”
- Set “EMBLEM PRIMARY” to RED (or MAROON / BRICK / ROSE depending on which game you’re playing!)
- Set “EMBLEM SECONDARY” to WHITE
Bungie is also selling a specially designed t-shirt in their online store and giving 100 percent of the proceeds to the American Red Cross.
As you know, the situation in Haiti following last week’s devastating earthquake continues to be utterly gut wrenching and horrifying, made even worse today by a magnitude 6.1 aftershock that caused even more damage to the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince. We previously posted a list of various charity organizations and relief funds that you can donate to, and G4 (along with E!, the Style Network and a host of other television networks) will be broadcasting George Clooney’s upcoming Hope for Haiti telethon this Friday, so there are lots of ways for you to get involved, and I sincerely encourage you to if you can, because every little bit helps.