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Activision Starts an Intriguing Event in Call of Duty Warzone to Raise $1Million for a Noble Cause

Published 05/27/2022, 12:15 PM EDT

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Marathons are a part of the common ideas list when it comes to endorsing health or raising funds for charities. But how about an in-game marathon in your favorite battle royale video game? As it happens, Activision has just announced a virtual 100k marathon event in Call of Duty Warzone. Not only will this event support a special cause, but it will also get the participants an exciting chance to bag some intriguing in-game rewards! 

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Call of Duty Warzone is a popular battle royale game, as most of you may know. When it comes to hosting awareness campaigns, Activision has been a notable contributor. Being a free-to-play shooter game and accessible across popular platforms, Warzone’s battlegrounds are perfect to promote a charity event, like the Warzone Call of Duty Veteruns event. 


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The ongoing Veteruns event is supposedly the first in-game charity race, hosted as a result of a collaboration among Activision-Blizzard, Call of Duty Endowment, and Twitter. The event went live on May 26 and will end on June 2. 

For every 10 KM run, a player completes in-game during the event, Activision will allocate $1 as a part of a $1 million total donation. The total contribution per player can be up to $10. To raise the maximum contribution, a player has to complete a 100KM marathon. 

How to participate in the Call of Duty Warzone 100K Veteruns Event?

Participating in the Call of Duty 100K Veteruns Event is as easy as just running in-game! As you complete milestones (For example, 25KMS), you’ll be receiving exciting rewards as entitled. Completing 25Kms will get you a rare bronze titled Calling Card, followed by an epic gold at 50KMS and a legendary gold at 100 Kms.   

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Participants can opt to view their run statistics from here, and also get a chance to feature in the ‘Top 100 runners list’. Alternatively, runners can also tweet to @CallofDuty to get a personalized report! All they have to do is include their Activision ID and the hashtag ‘#CODVeteruns100K’ in their tweets. 

Activision-Blizzard has big plans for the veteruns

Among all the hustle to win prizes, we must not forget the cause of the event. Call of Duty Endowment has managed to provide 100K veteruns with employment, as vouched by the organization. In fact, official reports stated that they managed to reach the milestone two years before their schedule. 


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Activision-Blizzard has decided to further the cause; the organization reportedly pledged a whopping $30 million to support Call of Duty Endowment’s initiative over the next five years. That’s mighty generous of Activision-Blizzard!


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In fact, the 100K Veteruns Event in Call of Duty Warzone is a part of the initiative and supposed to help raise a considerable amount for the cause. If all goes well, we may see Activision-Blizzard celebrating another 100K veterans milestone sooner than expected!

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Written by:

Sharmila Ganguly


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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!
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Pritam Priyedarshi