Mercy's New Pink Skin a) Is For Charity And b) Looks Amazing

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Look at this new Mercy skin. Look at it. Available for purchase from now until May 21, it’s been designed to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, who will receive “100% the proceeds” Blizzard makes from sales.

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There’s a bunch of other pink stuff on sale too, like sprays and icons, as well as real world merch like t-shirts, and the money from those go towards the Foundation as well.

I would like more Overwatch characters to look like JRPG healers, thanks.

You can buy the skin directly—no loot boxes required—here (note: it’s not cheap).

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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ThreeOneFive
ThreeOneFive

Forgive my cynicism, because this is obviously a nice gesture regardless, but it’d be nice if for once these large corporations would spare some money for other illnesses. Breast cancer is severely over-represented when it comes to fundraising efforts, largely because it’s such an easy thing to market - “save the jawbones/lower intestines/kidneys/testicles/etc.” doesn’t exactly have the same ring to it as “save the boobies.”

I’m not saying they shouldn’t have done this at all (in fact probably the opposite, a company as big and successful as Blizzard should be doing *more* of this stuff), but I have a hard time seeing this as anything more than a hollow PR stunt tbh