Blizzard releases the Pink Mercy Legendary skin on Overwatch for a limited time, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Pink Mercy Skin And Shirts Sales To Go To BCRF
The highlight of the Overwatch event is the Pink Mercy skin going for $15. The skin dresses the character in a pink attire with pink wings and a pair of ponytails, a nod to the color of the ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness. Everyone who purchases these items contributes to the mission of the BCRF.
"We believe in creating a better world, and as part of that mission we've teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to release a special charity skin in Overwatch: PINK MERCY!" Blizzard wrote in the announcement post.
Blizzard guarantees a minimum donation of $250,000. The total amount of sales from the Mercy skin, however, will be disclosed after the event.
Buying the skin on Overwatch is not the only way to show support. The video game developer has also released a Pink Mercy shirt for Men and Women. It is available on the Blizzard Gear Store for $30 each and just like the skin, 100 percent of the sales will go to the foundation.
Overwatch Event Introduces New Player Icons And Sprays
The event also has something in store for those who do not want to spend a dime on virtual or physical goods. Logging in during the Overwatch event unlocks the BCRF-themed in-game player icon with more icons and sprays available as rewards.
A new player icon and four sprays will be given away by watching participating charity streams on Twitch. Blizzard notes that players must link their Blizzard account to their Twitch account to be eligible for the Twitch drops.
The charity streams will also make it possible for viewers to give donations to the cause, including Twitch Bits. The schedule and the list of participating streams are available on Blizzard's blog post.
Lastly, three new Pink Mercy-themed emotes are available throughout the event, which lasts until May 21.
BCRF Is Blizzard's Beneficiary This Year
This is not the first time that Blizzard has released in-game items to support a foundation. World of Warcraft, for instance, released a charity pet in 2017 for $10 to support the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Disaster Relief Fund and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
The previous year, Hearthstone released a hero that was sold for $4.99, with proceeds going to the WWF.