Christmas 1914 saw an event you wouldn't think possible. During the massive conflict of World War I, both sides of the battle set aside their differences, shook hands and promised to spend Christmas Day away from each other's throats.
But even today, there's still conflict. A Christmas Truce isn't as likely a scenario anymore, and there's still too many children's lives being wrecked by battles. So M2H Studio and Blackmill Games have chosen to support a noteworthy cause - War Child Armistice - with the Christmas Truce update to Verdun.
By releasing a temporary DLC pack for their game 'Verdun', players can experience the Christmas Truce for themselves. From now to early January, the truce will take effect between matches giving both sides of the fight an opportunity to come together and socialise outside the trenches and without the sound of bullets tearing their comrades apart.
And if you want to support more charities this Christmas, Paradox Interactive might have a few suggestions.
And if you want unlimited access to the content, you're able to throw a little money their way that will go directly to the War Child Armistice fund. Sadly only available on PC - for now - you can pick it up directly through Steam's DLC listings on the game's normal Store page. There's even a well narrated video to get the point across.
Sing carols, throw non-lethal snowballs, mail out Christmas cards to your loved ones and play a round of football. That's better than blasting each other in the eyes, right? You can do that anytime.