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Team Fortress 2 in-game store sales raise over $430,000 for Japan earthquake relief

Saturday, 9th April 2011 18:20 GMT By John Callaham

The Team Fortress 2 community came through with a ton of money to help earthquake relief efforts for Japan.

Several days ago Valve released three exclusive in-game character hats for players to purchase via the in-game store to raise money for the Red Cross’ efforts in Japan. The three hats, which included one that cost $100, were designed to become unavailable after the fund raiser was concluded.

On Friday, Valve announced on the official Team Fortress 2 website that $430,543.65 was raised for the Red Cross as a result of the in-game hat sale.

It’s currently unknown how much money was raised from each hat individually.

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  1. UuBuU

    “It’s currently unknown how much money was raised from each hat individually.”

    It would certainly be interesting to find out how many players bought the expensive hat. If I still played TF2, I probably would’ve considered it.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Teabag

    That’s a lot selling hats!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Hunam

    I think in a few years the virtual hat trade will make more money than the real hat trade.

    #3 3 years ago