Minecraft charity event sees Mojang donate $100,000 to Charity:water

Minecraft charity event sees Mojang donate $100,000 to Charity:water

Minecraft creator Mojang has raised over $100,000 for Charity:water through downloads of a new map and skin pack.

Fans of the popular block-builder raised the milestone amount in a little under a day by downloading the new “Travelling Trader” content pack. The pack itself is free, but Mojang promised to donate $90,000 once the pack hit 100,000 downloads.

This is on top of the $10,000 donation the company had already donated to the charity.

 Charity:water is a non-profit organisation aimed at ensuring everyone on the planet has access to free water. Mojang teamed up with community creator Jigarbov Productions to create the Travelling Trader charity pack, which is still available to download for free from the Minecraft Marketplace.

"Charity: water estimates that the number of people impacted by a $100,000 donation is over 3,300," said creative communications assistant Tom Stone in an announcement.

"All you have to do is download a great map and skin pack, and you'll help us help a fantastic cause! Every time we call on you to do something like this, you always smash the target in an incredibly short amount of time.”

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