Overwatch teams with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with new charity skin


It seems only natural that the Overwatch medic extraordinaire, Dr. Angela Ziegler - codename: Mercy - would be at the forefront of this charity event. But for Tuesday's Overwatch patch, Blizzard is focusing on Mercy for a different reason. The skin will cost $15 with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity.

A special Overwatch Pink Mercy skin now for sale will send 100% of its proceeds to support breast cancer research.

You'll also be able to earn a variety of BCRF themed in-game sprays and player icons.

Pink Mercy is part of a month-long campaign my Blizzard to raise money for the BCRF and will disclose just how much they raised on May 21. Clad in pigtails, a pink uniform, and even the trademark pink ribbon to match, Mercy's new skin hit all digital stores.

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From now until May 21, you can purchase the Pink Mercy skin for $14.99 in-game or online. The award-winning video game features a cast of 27 unique heroes, each bringing their own abilities to battle on objective-based maps set across the world. For the full patch notes, check out the Overwatch forums. Finally, check out Mercy's handsome new pink skin! Head over to the Blizzard Gear Store to learn more and pre-order yours today!

To be eligible for the drops awarded for watching charity streams, viewers must have linked their Battle.net and Twitch accounts on the Twitch website.

Blizzard has gone all out for its support for the charity and if you visit the official Overwatch blog you'll find details for all sorts of other extras, including a real-world T-shirt and various sprays, icons, and emotes for the game. "On designated days, each creator will host a dedicated charity stream on Twitch, and all donations (including Twitch Bits) received during that specific stream will be sent to BCRF". Pink Mercy t-shirts are also available for $30 United States dollars in both men's and women's styles.