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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’ Updates: Activision to Use Proceeds from Upcoming Personalization Pack DLC for CoD to help Veterans

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Game publisher Activision has unveiled a new content update for Treyarch's recently released "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3."

The company's earnings from the latest DLC, dubbed as C.O.D.E. Warriors Personalization Pack, will be donated to the veteran aid program Call of Duty Endowment, PlayStation Lifestyle reported.

The Personalization Pack costs $3.99 and is now available for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. It contains three different types of optics, a custom camo skin for weapons and a calling card.

Proceeds from the DLC will go straight to Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization founded by Robert Kotick, the CEO of Activision Blizzard. This organization was created in 2009 to help veterans immediately find work after retiring from the military.

Since its establishment, Call of Duty Endowment has donated grants totaling $12 million to organization for veterans within the U.S. Through this contribution, the program was able to find employment for over 14,700 military veterans. Currently, the organization is targeting to help 25,000 veterans by 2018.

But aside from grants, the organization also helps in other ways. In 2010, Call of Duty Endowment gave away 3,000 copies of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" to the U.S. Navy. The copies of the game were then distributed to various naval ships, submarines and recreation centers around the globe.

As noted by Kotick, the latest charitable program launched for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" will go a long way in helping veterans who served in different branches of the U.S. military.

"This is a great way to honor and assist our heroes as they return to civilian life," he said in a statement according to Gamespot. "The Personalization Pack lets the 'Call of Duty' community help veterans, while playing a game they love."

"We're grateful to our players and out platform partners for helping," he added.

As for other "Call of Duty" news, the developers of "Black Ops 3" recently added a microtransaction system to the game. Using real-world money, gamers can purchase Call of Duty Points which they can use to get extra Supply Drops for the game's multiplayer mode, according to IGN.

To ease the arrival of the paid system, Activision is also giving away 200 Call of Duty Points for free to players to test out the new system. The microtransactions, however, are only available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC editions of "Call of Duty: Black Ops III."

Tags Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Call of Duty Endowment, CODE Warriors Personalization Pack, Activision, DLC, Video Games, Veterans

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