Destiny Convention Fundraiser Brings In Millions For Charity

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Destiny 2 developer Bungie took part in a charity fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and raised a massive $400,000 in the process. The organizers of the fundraiser noted that at the time it was the largest single block ever for its annual marathon fundraiser, which surpassed its millions-strong goal this year.

The note came from the official GuardianCon Twitter, which thanked the studio for its participation. GuardianCon is held every summer in Florida, and began as a meetup for Destiny fans. It has grown to raise millions for St. Jude's. This year it set an ambitious goal of $3 million, and has exceeded that with more than $3.7 million so far.

St. Jude is a pediatric research institute focused primarily on childhood leukemia and other cancers. It is known for admitting patience at no cost, and its research has helped increase survival rates for certain kinds of childhood cancers.

Destiny 2 is currently preparing for its Shadowkeep expansion, which will change microtransactions and set a new path for how the game handles expansions going forward. The game and its Shadowkeep expansion will also be part of Google Stadia's premium subscription service for a limited time, and Bungie will be launching cross-saves on all platforms this fall so you can take your Guardian anywhere. As part of GuardianCon, game director Luke Smith revealed some plans for an upcoming patch with insight for how Bungie tries to maintain work-life balance.

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