Overwatch 2 is bringing back the highly coveted Pink Mercy skin for charity


After years of requests from Overwatch fans, Blizzard is bringing back the game Pink Mercy skin released in 2018 as part of the charity campaign “Mercy for a cause” conducted by the foundation Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This skin collected $12.7 million in proceeds six years ago during its two-week availability period, and Overwatch players who missed the game the first time have long been begging for its return.

Blizzard will make the Pink Mercy skin available for purchase again later this month Overwatch 2. And as was the case in 2018, all proceeds from sales will be donated to support life-saving breast cancer research.

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The original Pink Mercy skin will retail for $15 – the same price it retailed for in 2018 – and will be joined by a modern variant of the skin, Rose Gold Mercy, shown above. This latest skin will be available in a bundle priced at $20. These charity cosmetics will be available from June 25 to July 8.

The original “Mercy for a Case” campaign led to the largest single donation ever made to BCRF, the organization said in a press release. Blizzard and BCRF said in a press note that they hope to repeat this success with the reissue of the Pink Mercy skin.

Original Pink Mercy skin
Photo: Blizzard Entertainment

“Blizzard is excited to once again partner with BCRF to bring attention and funding to such an important cause,” Johanna Faries, president of Blizzard Entertainment, said in a statement. “Overwatch recently passed the 100 million player milestone worldwide, and we hope our incredible community will once again come together to support BCRF’s critical work, all while showcasing these beautiful in-game skins.”

“Overwatch launched one of the first philanthropic partnerships in the gaming industry seven years ago with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation – their innovations in the gaming industry mirror the innovations BCRF supports in research to end breast cancer,” said Donna McKay, president and CEO BCRF in a statement. “Thanks to unprecedented funding raised by passionate gamers, in 2018 we also launched the first initiative to determine exactly how to prevent breast cancer in every person – what we called the Precision Prevention Initiative (PPI). We are at a critical turning point as breast cancer rates continue to rise and there is still much work to be done. We are excited to renew this partnership to see how we can make a difference and save lives together.”

Overwatch 2 is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. This Blizzard hero shooter is free to play, and a recent update allowed you to unlock all the game’s heroes for free.

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