Annual World of Warcraft Pet Released Ahead of BlizzCon 2017 – Helps Support Disaster Relief
BlizzCon is less than two months away, which means all sorts of Blizzard gaming goodness is on the way. Among the plethora of exciting announcements that comes with the event is the arrival of the annual World of Warcraft pet that helps charities. Obviously, the in-game companion doesn’t do the charitable work, but the money that is donated to receive the animal does. Unfortunately, this year’s con-goers won’t get to experience the big reveal, but that is only because Blizzard has decided to release the charity pet ahead of schedule.
Due to recent natural disasters in the world – hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, flooding – Blizzard has announced that the newest World of Warcraft pet will be available between now and December 31, 2017. Shadow the Fox is up for grabs for a $10 donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Fund. Last year’s charity pet Mischief helped earn over $2.5 million for Make-A-Wish, so one can only imagine how much Shadow will bring in with the extra time.
As stated above, 100% of the proceeds will be donated, with each organization receiving half of every donation. Many people across the globe have had their lives turned upside down recently, so it’s great to see Blizzard acting ahead of schedule with their World of Warcraft charity pet. Be sure to grab your very own in-game Shadow the Fox before the end of the year and help Blizzard’s efforts in supporting disaster relief. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as BlizzCon 2017 approaches, and for other gaming news, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Will you be picking up Shadow for the $10 donation? What do you think of Blizzard releasing their annual charity pet ahead of BlizzCon? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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