Who knew playing video games could fight veteran unemployment?

Elizabeth Howe
October 22, 2018 - 9:50 am

Photo courtesy of Call of Duty Endowment

While you're combating the enemy in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 you could also be combating veteran unemployment. Activision Blizzard just released its Salute Pack — an in-game pack of special add-ons — to support the Call of Duty™ Endowment

The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit organization founded by Bobby Kotick the CEO of Activision Blizzard. It helps veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace. Recently, the Endowment achieved its goal of placing over 50,000 veterans — two years early. Now they've set a new, even more ambitious goal. They want to place a total of 100,000 veterans by 2024. 

To support that goal, Activision Blizzard released the Salute Pack. The pack can be purchased in-game for $4.99 and includes a new character gesture, game tag, sticker, calling card and emblem. All proceeds from these purchases will go directly to supporting the Call of Duty Endowment. 

“Through in-game purchases like the Salute Pack, gamers have contributed millions towards our mission of helping veterans transition from military to civilian life and aiding veterans in finding meaningful employment,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director of the Call of Duty Endowment. “We are proud and thankful to be partnering with Treyarch on this new pack alongside the highly anticipated release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.”

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