In a surprising turn of events, Blizzard announced that the Pink Mercy skin is returning to Overwatch 2, giving fans a chance to get the collaboration skin after its initial release 6 years ago. While this is great news for fans, some are less than happy.

Let's start with when the skin will return and how much it will be. The Pink Mercy skin will be available in the shop from Tuesday, June 25, 2024, until Monday, July 8, 2024.

The base Pink Mercy skin will be available for its original price of $14.99, with 100% of the purchase price (excluding any applicable platform fees and taxes) donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Additionally, a new bundle will also be available for purchase. The bundle, which is priced at $19.99, contains the brand-new Rose Gold Mercy skin, as well as the Mercy Heroic Weapon Skin. The bundle will also include three sprays, three name cards, and three player icons.

These sprays, player icons, and name cards were all designed by community artists Angela Ziegler and Dani Ellis. Just like the Pink Mercy skin, 100% of the purchase price (excluding any applicable platform fees and taxes) will be donated to the BCRF.

Players can buy the skin from the in-game shop. Alternatively, players can also buy the skin from the Shop, the Microsoft Store, the PlayStation Store, the Nintendo E-Shop, and the Steam Marketplace.

There are, however, some things to consider when buying the skins. First off, players cannot use Overwatch Coins or Mythic Prisms to unlock the Pink Mercy skin and the Rose Gold Mercy Bundle. This is because of the nature of the collaboration (proceeds will be donated directly).

Additionally, players cannot gift the skins to a friend. However, they can gift Balance to buy the skin or bundle.

Lastly, the original Pink Mercy Twitch Drops will not be available. However, all-new community-made cosmetics included in the Rose Gold Mercy Bundle, as well as exclusive Twitch Drops, will be available starting in Season 11.

Not Everyone Is Happy With Pink Mercy's Return

Although a majority of fans are excited about the return of Pink Mercy in Overwatch 2, a small group of them are less than happy.

As mentioned above, the Pink Mercy skin first came out back in 2018. After its initial run, it was unknown whether or not Blizzard would sell the skin again. As such, players started looking for people willing to sell their accounts which contained the coveted skin.

Prices would vary, of course, but they would cost tens if not hundreds of times more than the $14.99 that the skin was worth. On websites that allow players to sell their Overwatch accounts, prices can reach up to $3,000. One Pink Mercy owner even claims to have bought an account for $7,000

Following the announcement, numerous players have started poking fun at what they call the “Pink Mercy Gatekeepers.” In particular, they made fun of the fact that the skin's rerelease will likely crash the prices of the Pink Mercy accounts in the “underground black market”.

In light of all this, it's important to remember that the transfer of accounts is prohibited under the Blizzard End User License Agreement. Under Section 2.A: Blizzard's Ownership, Subsection vii, it reads:

All Accounts, including the name of the Account and any Battle Tags associated with an Account. All use of an Account shall inure to Blizzard’s benefit. Blizzard does not recognize the transfer of Accounts. You may not purchase, sell, gift or trade any Account, or offer to purchase, sell, gift, or trade any Account, and any such attempt shall be null and void and may result in the forfeiture of the Account

In other words, just buy the skin. Not only will you get it at a cheaper price, it will also go to a good cause.

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