Watch: Microsoft delivers an Xbox to a fan - using a skydiver
- Microsoft thanked a US Navy veteran for his service by having a Battlefield V Xbox One X bundle delivered to his house by a skydiver.
- That skydiver was Travis Pastrana, a former NASCAR driver and professional stunt performer from the action-sports collective Nitro Circus.
- The giveaway coincides with Microsoft's #GiveWithXbox campaign, which donates Xbox products to video-game-related charities.
To celebrate the release of Battlefield V, Microsoft and Electronic Arts partnered to give a Florida veteran a limited-edition Xbox One X bundle, delivered via an outrageous skydiving stunt.
Motorsport driver and stunt performer Travis Pastrana of Nitro Circus dived from a height of just shy of 4,000 metres to deliver the first Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V bundle to retired Navy Corpsman Jeff Bartrom, who lives in Paisley, Florida. Pastrana hit a peak speed of 225km/h, and the jump took less than 55 seconds.
The giveaway was meant to thank Bartrom for his service, and it coincides with Microsoft's #GiveWithXbox initiative. The company pledged to donate $5 worth of Xbox products for every picture shared to social media with the hashtag showing the importance of gaming. Microsoft will donate up to $1 million to be split between four charities, Child's Play, Gamers Outreach, SpecialEffect, and Operation Supply Drop. The social-media campaign is running through December 9th.
Love these #GiveWithXbox photos of the awesome Chase & family who we have been able to help on his gaming journey. See & RT how you can get involved & support @SpecialEffect and 3 other good causes! ?? ?? ?? https://t.co/Uzz08vURC5 pic.twitter.com/5GzZwmwLGp— SpecialEffect (@SpecialEffect) November 20, 2018
World War II shooter Battlefield V officially launched on November 20 and is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Xbox One X version of Battlefield V also features enhanced visuals. EA Access members can play a free 10-hour trial of the game on their platform of choice as well.
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