Destiny fans raised over half a million dollars this week for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, thanks to a marathon full of streamers who encouraged fans to donate while they sweated it out in the Crucible.


The stream, which was planned as a lead-in to the
Destiny Community Con in Tampa, Florida this weekend, was organized by a handful of popular Destiny streamers including Gothalion and Broman. Their goal was to raise $200,000, which they cleared last night by a long shot, capping out at over $500,000 for the week thanks to fans and members of Bungie, who donated significant amounts during the final stretch. (Bungie CEO Pete Parsons gave $2,000.)

One thing people don’t often realize about Destiny: The community is pretty amazing. Even the ones who won’t stop whining about raid matchmaking.