Gamers have shown time and again that they can be a force for good under the right circumstances. Between now and May 21st, gamers will have an opportunity to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by way of a limited edition Pink Mercy skin in Overwatch. This Legendary skin will only be available to purchase for the next few weeks, and all proceeds from sales of the skin will support the BCRF.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, and sadly far too many women are affected by this disease. It seems only natural that the Overwatch medic extraordinaire, Dr. Angela Ziegler — codename: Mercy — would be at the forefront of this charity event.
Jeff from the Overwatch team spoke briefly in a developer update about what gamers can expect to see over the next few weeks:
So you can pick up the Pink Mercy skin on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $14.99 USD on each platform. That unlocks the skin for your use in the game and also goes towards helping an organization working hard and funding research to help put an end to breast cancer. Pink Mercy t-shirts are also available for $30 USD in both men’s and women’s styles.
Blizzard and the Overwatch team have also partnered with Twitch streamers to allow gamers to unlock Pink Mercy player icons, sprays, and other cosmetic game items. You’ll need to link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account first to be sure you are correctly rewarded for your time, and then simply log in and watch any of the series of streams that the team has set up and you’ll be rewarded. Any donations to the charity streams will also go to the BCRF. There are streams happening each day, so there should be plenty of opportunities for interested gamers to get their sprays and player icons.
Once the charity event has ended, Blizzard will announce the total donation to the BCRF. They have already promised a minimum donation of $250,000 USD but I have a feeling that Overwatch players will rise to the occasion and raise that number considerably. We’ll hopefully see quite a few Pink Mercy skins in the next few days!
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