Team Fortress 2 raises $300k for Japan

Limited edition DLC does the business.

Last week Valve started offering Team Fortress 2 players three different pieces of limited edition in-game headwear, with all proceeds going to the post-tsunami relief effort in Japan.

According to a message on the official Team Fortress 2 site, the promotion has now raised a whopping $300,000.

"Wow. Seriously, people, WOW," read the post. "We knew you had it in you, but we're still amazed you've raised over $300,000 so far.

"Take a BOW, TF2 community - because that is an incredible, frankly astounding, amount of money from a dedicated number of gamers, to one heck of a lot of people in some real need right now."

The three items will be available until 6th April if you still want to get involved. The Humanitarian's Hachimaki is going for the local equivalent of $7.99, the Benefactor's Kanmuri $19.99 and Magnanimous Monarch $99.99. The hats can be equipped by all classes but can't be traded or used for crafting.

Valve is donating the proceeds to the disaster fund set up by the American Red Cross.

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