Split between Direct Relief, UNICEF and local charities.
The publisher will also fundraise further via Twitch with streams from Bethesda employees playing from home.
Bethesda is best known as the developer of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. Its parent company Zenimax – which, fun fact, has Donald Trump’s brother on its board – also owns Doom and Quake studio id Software, Dishonored developer Arkane and Wolfenstein maker MachineGames.
Elsewhere across the games industry, Plague Inc. developer Ndemic Creations has donated $250k, Sony has set up a $100m fund, while Nintendo has donated 9500 face masks.
Last week, Games Done Quick pulled in $400k in public donations for Direct Relief.