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The wildfire crisis in Australia is as bad as ever. Even though it is only in a very specific place, people all over the world are scrambling to help out. And even though there are only a small percentage of people qualified and able to physically help, people from every industry are rallying support for relief. Many game studios are also doing their part and Gearbox, most famous for the Borderlands series, is the newest addition to the cause to aid Australian Wildfire relief.
While some studios are directly donating money or raising funds through limited edition item campaigns, Gearbox is auctioning off some very rare merchandise in the name of Game Devs for Fireys. There are two items that Gearbox has made available; a Diamond Loot Chest Edition of Borderlands 3 and a Borderlands 3 print autographed by the developers and artists at Gearbox. The process is a little strange compared to what other developers have been doing. The items are displayed on Twitter, fans bid on them by replying with their bid, and then they are contacted to make the donation of their bid amount, supposedly by Gearbox. Once the donation has been confirmed, they will receive their item.
Gearbox supports #gamedevsforfiries to help Australian brushfire relief. We’re auctioning off some rare items. Reply to the following tweets with your bid. The highest bidder will be contacted to make a donation in that amount and receive that item. Auction ends 1/22 at 12PM PT.
— Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial) January 14, 2020
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