F1 2020’s New DLC Pack to Fund Michael Schumacher Charity

F1 2020 7 August 12, 2020 by

There’s a new update now available for F1 2020, and it brings along an interesting additional offering. It’s a DLC pack that goes by the name of “Keep Fighting Foundation DLC”, and it’s all in aid of charity.

The pack comes in at $4.99 (£3.99/€4.99), and adds the usual set of customization items. There’s a new car livery, a podium celebration, race suit including helmet and gloves, and a badge. All celebrate the Keep Fighting Foundation, and the proceeds from all sales will go to the charity.

If you’re not familiar with the Keep Fighting Foundation, it’s a charity set up in Germany to continue the philanthropic work of Michael Schumacher. Seven-time world champion Schumacher’s work for charity is well known, with the driver appointed a UNESCO ambassador in 2002. He’s also donated tens of millions of dollars to charity — often to otherwise low profile causes around the world.

It’s something he’s not been able to actively participate in since a near-fatal skiing accident in 2013. Schumacher sustained serious head injuries and has been out of the public eye ever since; even his current health is unknown outside of his family and medical team, though his long-time friend and colleague Jean Todt, president of the FIA, says he watches the F1 races on television.

Keep Fighting exists to continue these charitable projects, and you’ll see its slogans throughout the real F1 grid. Given that the F1 2020 game also had a special edition release celebrating Michael Schumacher, it’s only natural that the Keep Fighting message is also marked in the game. Lee Mather, F1 franchise game director at Codemasters, commented:

“It was an honour for the studio to focus on Michael’s record-breaking F1® career for the F1® 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition. We are equally proud to support the Keep Fighting Foundation. Many of our players regard Michael as the greatest of all time, and we know the exclusive items will prove incredibly popular.”

The Keep Fighting Foundation DLC is available with the 1.07 update to F1 2020. That’s available now for PS4, Xbox, Stadia, and PC.

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