Blizzard has made a new Pink Mercy skin available until May 21st to support Breast Cancer Research. And there is also a limited-edition Pink Mercy charity T-shirt, alongside a number of sprays and player icons you can get via Twitch drops. The hero skin will be available to purchase in-game until May 21, 2018, and all proceeds will be donated by Blizzard Entertainment, with a guaranteed minimum of $250,000.
You can buy the new Pink Mercy skin in-game or online for the PC, Xbox One and PS4. The cost varies by a few pence depending on the platform, with PC and PS4 versions costing £12.99, and Xbox One costing £12.79. And 100% of the PC/Xbox One sales, and £10.12 of every PS4 sale, will go to Breast Cancer Research (BCRF).
There’s also a range of stuff related to Twitch drops, streamers and community artist OneMegaWatt, who has created a new player icon and 4 new sprays.
First you’ll need to have linked your Blizzard and Twitch accounts to be eligible, and then watch the particpating charity streams. Donations during the specific times listed below will be donated to the BCRF as well.
- May 8 (20:00 – May 9 04:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/QueenE
- May 9 (17:00 – 23:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/cuppcaake
- May 10 (starts 13:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/flowervin
- May 11 (15:00 – 21:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/RikuRikuRiku
- May 13 (04:00 – May 14 08:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/fleeur
- May 13 (starts 13:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/cindyyen
- May 14 (20:00 – 01:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/esl_alphacast
- May 16 (02:00 – 08:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/kidkerrigan
- May 16 (23:00 -May 17 05:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/lolirot
- May 17 (11:00 – 15:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/angel20739
- May 18 (15:00 – 23:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/HALtv
- May 19 (20:00 – May 20 01:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/marvellous_li
- May 20 (09:00 – 13:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/rudeism
- May 21 17:00 – 01:00 CEST): https://twitch.tv/emongg
You’ll also be able to use Pink Mercy streamed emotes on Twitch until May 21st, 2018.
So plenty of ways to benefit a good cause. And it’s good to see projects like this (and the recent Arma 3 charity campaign) show gamers contributing to tackle serious issues in a positive way.