Extra Life is a charitable platform that "unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital." The unique initiative transforms a fun past-time into a social good activity and simply requires gamers to sign up for free online. Once signed up, gamers are encouraged to "fundraise and recruit" by asking family and friends to either support them with donations or to join their team and play games to earn special badges to go toward making a difference.
Extra Life Participants can unlock various achievement badges by linking their social media accounts to their fundraising profile and will achieve legacy avatar status with every year they are involved. Additionally, participants have the chance to unlock fundraising power-ups or gaming perks that are offered through the platform's community partners. Additionally, those who choose to donate a flat fee of $19 can become a Platinum Extra Lifer, accessing a limited edition prize pack which include a collectible medal, t-shirt and more.