Overwatch screenshot of the new Pink Mercy skin inspired by the whole Magical Girl trope

Continuing their long-standing tradition of incentivizing charity donations via in-game items, Blizzard has now teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in order to release a brand new and rather fancy Pink Mercy skin. The skin will set you back $15 and will only be available until May 21st, though more importantly, all of the proceeds from the Pink Mercy sales will be going directly to the BCRF, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 from Blizzard themselves.

As for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, I am very glad to say that it not one of those useless charities that spend more on marketing than anything else. According to Charity Navigator, BCRF spends 90.1% of its donations to support a variety of medical institutions, and only 2.7% on its own administration. Those are some pretty darn impressive numbers, so don't feel bad about donating to them.

You can also earn a bunch of minor in-game rewards, things such as sprays and player icons, by watching a variety of partnered streams that will be donating all of their proceeds to charity as well. You can find the full list of rewards, as well as the list of streamers, over at the official website.

And finally, allow me to send you off with a rather heartfelt video from Overwatch's main man Jeff Kaplan. Have a listen, and have fun with your brand new 'Magical Girl' Mercy skin!

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