Overwatch Breast Cancer Research Charity Skin

Posted on 09 May 2018

It’s rare we cover Overwatch, not because we hate it (we only hate Genji players) but because we rarely have anything meaningful to say about it. Today however, we’ve got the announcement of the Pink Mercy skin, which costs a hefty £12.99 but 100% of the proceeds goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. It’s a nice gesture but we feel that the steep price tag will put a lot of players off from taking part in what would otherwise be a nicely altruistic gesture. However, if you’re feeling flush with cash the new skin will be available from right now until the 21 May 2018. More information is available on the Overwatch blog.

Official Press Release

From May 8-21, Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds received for the purchase of the Overwatch ‘Pink Mercy’ skin to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

About Overwatch

Blizzard’s Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on a near-future earth with more than 35 million players globally. 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. The world could always use more heroes, both in-game and out—which is why Overwatch has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to work toward a cure for breast cancer.

Supporting Breast Cancer Research

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research, supporting the work of 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions in 15 countries across six continents. The most common cancer in women worldwide, breast cancer is very close to the Overwatch team’s heart, with many of their friends and family having been personally affected by the devastating disease. The team is dedicated to helping advance breast cancer research, and Overwatch players can join us in supporting this noble cause.

Pink Mercy

As a brilliant scientist and the guardian angel of Overwatch, Dr. Angela Ziegler, known by her codename Mercy, has dedicated her life to helping and healing others. From May 8-21, players can show their support for breast cancer research as Mercy, in her new Pink Mercy skin. Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds received for the purchase of the Pink Mercy skin to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Together, we can take steps toward eradicating breast cancer.

For more information on the Pink Mercy skin and related charity initiatives, please visit our official blog post.

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