The gaming giant has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to raise awareness via our favorite Overwatch doctor. From now until May 21st, Blizzard will offer a “Pink Mercy” skin for $15, with 100% of the profits going towards funding critical breast cancer research. The cosmetic boasts new animation effects, sounds, blonde pigtails, and features a stylish variation of Dr. Ziegler’s medical armor.
While cosmetics are typically unlocked through in-game loot boxes, the “Pink Mercy” skin cannot be unlocked for free. Rather, it works more like the Overwatch League cosmetics – purchasable skins that directly fund the corresponding group. I dislike excessive DLC, but I never imagined we would see charity events come from this.
And yes, fifteen dollars is a lot. But this is definitely for a good cause, so I can overlook it. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has regularly maintained an A+ rating from CharityWatch, formerly known as the American Institute of Philanthropy, and has already funded over $569 million in cancer research.
Blizzard will reveal the total donation amount at the end of the promotion.
Learn more about the charity here, and check out the skin here.