Team Fortress 2 is absolutely one the most critically praised and fan played PC games currently available. The following is ravenous, and the love for the title itself is immense. Valve has built not only an awesome title with Team Fortress 2, but they’ve fostered an exceptionally passionate fan base. And now they’re using that influence for good.

Starting today, and running until April 6th, Valve has offered up a few in-game hats that players can purchase. The hats range from affordable to rather pricey (as “pricey” as something can be in the name of a good cause, anyways), and they’re all silly. Valve offered this information regarding what was available and how much players would be donating.

Today, we’d like to offer a chance to help out at a time when that help matters most. To support the relief efforts currently underway in Japan, we’re introducing three limited edition hats and two special noisemakers to the Mann Co. store. The “Humanitarian’s Hachimaki” ($7.99), the “Benefactor’s Kanmuri” ($19.99) and the most prestigious “Magnanimous Monarch” ($99.99) will be available from now through April 6. All proceeds (net of applicable taxes) will go directly towards the Japanese disaster relief fund that the American Red Cross has set up. The hats can be equipped by all classes; however, they cannot be traded or used for crafting.

All purchases are made through the Mann Co. store within Team Fortress 2.

Players typically go nuts for unique items like these, regardless of whether or not they are tethered to a charity event. Add the fact that fans will be buying in to relief support for one of the largest tragedies in recent history, we’ll assume that more than a few will make a splash in the Mann Co. store. That Magnanimous Monarch hate sounds all sorts of wonderful. In the picture above, it’s the hat on the right.

[via TF2 Official Blog]