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Bethesda is holding a 24-hour sale for Australian fire relief

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Bethesda Softworks is holding a 24-hour sale on Bethesda.net (opens in new tab) and the Humble Store (opens in new tab) to raise funds for bush fire relief efforts in Australia. From 10 am PT/1 pm ET on January 30 until the same time on January 31, Bethesda games on both sites will be offered at a 33 percent discount, with net proceeds going to the Australian Red Cross (opens in new tab).

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Separately, Bethesda is also offering a Fallout-themed Responders Australia Charity Tee (opens in new tab) for $25, with all profits raised going to the Australian Salvation Army (opens in new tab). The shirt, featuring the Vault Boy holding (and not doing anything terrible to) a koala on the front, is up for preorder now and expect to ship in March.

Australia's 2019-20 bush fire season has been particularly devastating (opens in new tab): An estimated 10.6 million hectares have burned, killing at least 32 people and destroying thousands of homes. Up to one billion animals (opens in new tab) have also died as a result of the fires, either directly or through the resulting loss of habitat and food sources. A stretch of relatively cool, damp weather has relieved some of the pressure on firefighters, but officials recently warned that high temperatures and strong winds are expected to return (opens in new tab), which could strengthen existing fires and cause new ones to start.

Bethesda isn't the only studio selling a themed t-shirt for Australian fire relief: Destiny 2 developer Bungie is offering a Guardians for Australia (opens in new tab) tee, also for $25, that's available for preorder until February 8.

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