Back in May, Blizzard Entertainment released a limited-time Mercy skin, showing Overwatch's resident healer in a new pink outfit. The skin wasn't found in loot boxes though. Instead, players could pay $15 for it, with all of the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
According to Blizzard, sales of the skin and an associated t-shirt raised more than $12.7 million for the foundation. This stands as "the largest donation by a corporate partner within one year in BCRF’s 25-year history." So yeah, a Mercy skin was a good idea.
The leadership of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation came to Blizzard to accept the donation, complete with a giant check. Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan was there on hand to meet them. Good on you, Overwatch community, and your intense love of Pink Mercy.
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