February 14, 2020

The Firefighters of New Orleans


We've been devastated to see the destruction being caused by the fires in Australia. As headline after headline made its way to our headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, we decided we would take action. So we have created a special DLC bundle, themed around New Orleans fire fighters of the 1890s. Proceeds from this bundle will go toward the ongoing fire relief efforts for its first two months on sale.

For this benefit, we will be partnering with Wires, Australia's largest wildlife rescue organization. For over 30 years, their mission has been to rehabilitate and preserve Australia wildlife, and to inspire and educate others to do the same. As they say of the current situation on their website: “Summer is a frantically busy time for wildlife rescue and there are still over 100 fires burning in NSW. In December alone there were over 20,000 calls to WIRES 1300 line, a 14% increase on last year, and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues."

So, until March 31st, 2020, all of the proceeds from the Fire Fight bundle will go toward supporting their efforts. After that, the items will still be available as usual. A note: the charity benefit event will be for PC-only, though of course Xbox and PlayStation players will also get access to the Fire Fight items in March.

Skip the details, and buy it now.

The Fire Fight Bundle contains two new Hunt weapons – a heavy knife and a Sparks LRR – dedicated to fire fighters everywhere. The New Orleans Fire Department began in April of 1829, when a group of men organized a volunteer fire department called the Fireman's Charitable Association. After 62 years of volunteer service, the New Orleans Fire Department became a paid fire-fighting force in 1891 – just four years before the main action of Hunt takes place.

In October of 1895, a fire that started in a tenement building took out most of the New Orleans West Bank neighborhood of Algiers. Horse drawn fire trucks arrived to fight the blaze, but they were unable to stop the fire's spread. In memory of these historic fire fights, and with our hats raised to the fire fighters working tirelessly across Australia even now, we dedicate these two new items.

Algiers Phoenix

Christened by the New Orleans Fire Department, the Algiers Phoenix helped several victims “rise from the ashes" when it freed them from the flames devouring the Algiers neighborhood. A heavy knife handy both in an emergency, and in the field.

Fire Torn

Charred but not destroyed, this Sparks LRR is not a testament to the destructive power of fire, but to the resilience of that which withstands it. A symbol of hope for rejuvenation.

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So grab a copy of the bundle in the next months, and contribute to a good cause while filling out your Hunt gear collection. If you want to find out more about what else we released in our 1.2 Update, check out the 1.2 Update Highlight Video right over here.

With a Hunt server in Oceania, a shout out to all our players in the region! We hope you're all safe. <3

Donate to a good cause! Buy the Fire Fight bundle now.

Don't own Hunt yet? Get a copy for PC on Steam or in the Crytek store, or for Xbox in the Microsoft Store! Hunt launches for PS4 on February 18, 2020.

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