by James Mattone on May 22, 2020
In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, the Call of Duty Endowment is releasing two limited items, one for your Operator in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare including in Warzone, and another you can wear in real life.
Show No Fear with the #CODEFearless T-Shirt – Available in Limited Quantities
Available now is the #CODEFearless T-Shirt, a special edition shirt produced exclusively in collaboration with Graph.
Inspired by the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare universe, this black, short sleeve tee features the Endowment’s logo and topographic elements from the iconic Warzone map. The shirt is a regular fit, comfortable, and lightweight tee that comes in a range of sizes.
This American made, 100% cotton crew neck charity t-shirt is available in limited quantities, so pick one up now before they go out of stock!
100% of the Activision net receipts from this t-shirt will go to the Endowment.
Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack for Modern Warfare including Warzone
Prepare to drop into your next Warzone, Special Ops, or Multiplayer match with a new Operator skin, assault rifle blueprint, universal camo, and more personalization options to show how Fearless you are in game.
100% of Activision net proceeds from the Fearless Pack will go to the Endowment and help with their mission of placing unemployed and underemployed veterans into high-quality jobs.
Full Details on the Fearless Pack
This pack was created in partnership with and inspired by the combat service of Medal of Honor recipient CPT Florent “Flo” Groberg. Born in France, Flo and his family moved to America when he was a teenager and he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001.
The Fearless Pack includes a total of 10 in-game digital items:
Venerated Mil-Sim Operator Skin – Inspired by the brave men and woman who serve the United States, this Mil-Sim skin is ready for the combat zone.
For the Cause Assault Rifle Blueprint – This blueprint kits the weapon to make it an absolute force in close to medium range engagements. The five attachments included are the Scout Combat Optic, which provides a precision sight picture, the Corvus Custom Marksman Barrel, which increases damage range and recoil control, and a trio of attachments that boost aim down sight speed: the FORGE TAC SQS Stock, the Tac Laser, and the Stippled Grip Tape. The rifle is engraved with the date of the event of CPT Flo Groberg’s Medal of Honor actions to honor his fallen comrades.
Steadfast Watch– Check the time with an in-game watch. The watch sports the Endowment’s logo on the nylon strap.
Stand Out Weapon Camo – Equip the special weapon camo to make any weapon stand out – literally – in your armory.
Orange Boonie Weapon Charm– Add an additional flair to your gunplay with the unique weapon charm, which should remind you to always check those corners.
Calling Cards (2) – Demonstrate your veteran support with either of these animated calling cards. Equip calling cards in Identity within the Barracks menu.
Emblems (2) – Personalize your identity with two Call of Duty Endowment emblems, both of which are animated.
Spray – Want to spray your support in-game? Rep the Endowment and leave your mark wherever your Multiplayer battle takes you with a spray that features the Call of Duty Endowment logo.
Interview with “Fearless Pack” Inspiration and Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg
In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, we sat down with CPT Florent “Flo” Groberg to talk about his time serving the United States and about the Fearless Pack he helped design for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare:
Activision Games Blog (AGB): Thank you for your service. Where, when, and how long were you deployed? What did you do?
CPT Florent “Flo” Groberg (FLO): I was deployed to Afghanistan twice. My first tour was in 2009-2010, and I was in in the Eastern Province of Kunar at COP Honaker-Miracle on the Pech River. I left in December and came back in June of 2010.
My second deployment was again in Afghanistan, but this time in Jalalabad within the Nangarhar Province, and that was in 2012. I left in January of 2012 and I came back in a different state in August of that year.
The two tours were different. My first tour I led a platoon – Dagger Company 4th Battalion out of Delta Company. We were in this little combat outpost with 90 soldiers total – two different platoons – and I had 24 men under my command.
During my second tour, I ran a personal security detail for the Brigade Commander of Eastern Afghanistan. My job was to protect him; I travelled to 45 different outstations across the country with my group of six individuals.
We had to trust each other and take care of each other – we had to be one organism, thinking and reacting the same way. On August 8, 2012, there was a pure example of a group of individuals who trained, lived, banded, and bonded together – who reacted to a threat together – with the same mindset and end state to eliminate a threat and protect the principles.
Though we lost four incredible Americans, we were able to secure the outpost, defeat the enemy, and bring some of our soldiers home.
AGB: What happened on August 8, 2012?
FLO: We landed at this combat outpost, and I had a heavy package of senior leaders in the military as well as the government. From that gate to the Governor’s Compound, where they had a meeting, is 1,100 meters.
My job was to put the principles – the main leaders – inside a diamond formation to protect them when we walked that route. Unfortunately, that day, we had too many high-ranking Colonels and Afghan Generals, so we couldn’t put everyone there, and we didn’t have an additional security element.
The entire time during that walk, we were looking for fishy things, and one of the things we noticed is that it was very quiet. Nobody was in the streets, until randomly, after 400 meters of walking, we saw a car come out of nowhere and we stopped.
Everything was eerily quiet – I’ve been in over 200 firefights my whole life, and you just know something bad is about to happen – and you have to pay attention to everything around them. And that’s what we did: 700 meters into that movement, we saw motorcycles come at full speed towards us.
That’s what killed the four guys. The craziest part is that I lived – I had a bomb blow up at my feet – but one Major, who wanted to cover our rear and was 30 feet away, was killed by shrapnel.
AGB: What is your mission now that you’re a civilian?
FLO: My purpose in life is to do something good for someone else.
Whether that’s saying “thank you” to a waiter or supporting one of the best nonprofit organizations in the country to help the men and women who served our nation and their families, I need to make sure I’m doing something positive that doesn’t benefit me.
People died for me – people made the ultimate sacrifice – and for me, it’s an opportunity – a duty – to make sure I earn it, pay it forward, and that I stop thinking about myself. I learned all that on August 8, 2012, because in eight seconds, my life completely changed, and earning the Medal of Honor gave me the platform and opportunity to help our community.
AGB: How did you become involved with the Call of Duty Endowment?
FLO: I’ve been playing Call of Duty forever – like, FOREVER – and I remember being introduced to [Executive Director] Dan Goldenberg at an event, and I’m like, “Damn you work for Call of Duty?” And he’s like, “Well I work for Call of Duty Endowment and this is what we do.”
I told him I play that game all the time, and this is like the coolest job in the world, and he said, “It’s cool, but it’s really about our mission and what we’re doing out there to help the community.”
I was impressed by it and him, so over the course of the last couple of years we spoke about an opportunity for us to collaborate.
AGB: How did Infinity Ward pay homage to your story and those four men through the Fearless Pack?
FLO: Infinity Ward paid homage to myself and my team by creating this incredible pack. In this pack includes the rig (Operator Skin) like what I wore in Afghanistan with some customizations so that it fits into the game.
Most importantly on the blueprint, I wanted to include the date August 8, 2012. We want to highlight this pack and the story behind it; not only my service, but more importantly, the service of people I went to war with and didn’t come home.
Then again, this also fits into my mission, which is the Call of Duty Endowment’s mission, which is to support our veteran community in transitioning to civilian life.
Overall, it’s an unbelievable opportunity to be featured in a specific way within one of the biggest franchises of all time.
AGB: How does it feel to have your team immortalized within the Fearless Pack? And not only that, but have the proceeds help veterans?
FLO: It’s a blessing.
It’s something that I can’t wait to share, and it’s going to be another big topic of conversation to talk about these men. I’m very humbled by the fact that our team can be immortalized.
One of the coolest things that I’ll be able to talk about when someone asks what experience had a big impact on me because of the Medal of Honor, I’ll probably say that it was this moment. Having the opportunity to work with Infinity Ward and Activision to create a pack where I can truly continue to show the importance of our troops, the sacrifices they make, and the realistic consequences of those sacrifices.
The fact that we got to put this in one of the most popular video games of all time where my friends – inside the military and out – are on that platform, and to work together on something that is going to support our veteran community through the Call of Duty Endowment, is priceless.
Thank you to CPT Florent “Flo” Groberg for his service, and to all members of the military for their service. You can grab the Call of Duty Endowment. Fearless Pack now in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, including in Warzone.
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About the Call of Duty Endowment:
The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit organization co-founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The Endowment seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace. For more information about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.
Other ways to donate to the Call of Duty Endowment
Help the Call of Duty Endowment reach its goal of getting 100,000 veterans back to work by 2024, by donating HERE. Rest assured, 100 percent of your donation or Fearless Pack purchase goes directly to Endowment grantees; Activision Blizzard pays for the Endowment’s operating costs.
Finally, if you are (or know someone who is) a veteran, transitioning service member, or service leaver requiring assistance in looking for employment in the U.S. or U.K., then visit the Veteran Support section of the Call of Duty Endowment website to be paired with a partner organization who can help in the job search.
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