Update, May 21: Blizzard’s charity drive with Pink Mercy is almost over.
Blizzard’s charity drive with the Pink Mercy skin is coming to a close soon, after raising at least $10 million dollars for breast cancer research. If you want to pick up the skin - it’s a good one - and donate $14.99 / £12.99 to charity, you’ve got a few hours left to do so via Blizzard’s store.
If you’ve missed it so far, Blizzard promise 100% of proceeds are going straight to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The also promised a minimum donation of $250,000 at the start of the event, and that’s obviously long since been fulfilled.
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Additionally, you can donate by way of buying a Pink Mercy t-shirt, which is also available via the Blizzard store and will be closed against further orders after today. The last charity stream, via Emongg, is currently underway, and as previous streams this week did donations for the remainder will go straight to BCRF.
The event seems to have been a stunning success so far, and we’ll find out the total donation amount sometime after the campaign closes.
Update, May 18: The Overwatch team have announced on Twitter that the Pink Mercy skin has raised nearly $10 million USD for charity.
The team thanked everyone who has purchased the Pink Mercy skin so far for their generosity. The skin is available as a $14.99 / £12.99 direct purchase, and, according to Blizzard, 100% of those funds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The developers originally promised a minimum donation of $250,000 USD, which they've blasted right past with a few days still to go.
Pink Mercy is only available for a limited time - until May 21, in fact - and there's also a T-shirt available in the Blizzard Gear Store (see original story, below).
Blizzard have partnered with popular streamers to promote the event, and as of writing there are only four remaining - HALtv, marvellous_li, rudeism and emongg. You can check out the full schedule, plus all the information about the Pink Mercy event and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, right here.
“We still need you!”— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 17, 2018
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who’s purchased the Pink Mercy skin so far, we’re closing in on raising $10M USD to support @BCRFcure.
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Original story, May 8: Overwatch’s most iconic healer has yet another new look, but this one’s designed to benefit charity. Pink Mercy is now available for a limited time, a $14.99 / £12.99 direct purchase with all proceeds going directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The skin is in the familiar pink of breast cancer awareness, with the ribbon design integrated in the back of the new suit’s skirt. Mercy also has pigtails here, which I’m sure will be entirely too much for some members of the Overwatch community to handle.
You can get the skin through May 21. Blizzard promise a minimum donation of $250,000 to BCRF, with a final amount to be disclosed after the end of the campaign. There’s plenty more to go alongside the skin itself, including a new T-shirt design, and a bunch of new player icons and sprays linked to viewing specific Twitch channels during the promotion. The full list of participating streamers is available on the official site.
Papa Jeff is also here to run down the details in a developer update.