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Overwatch Raised $12.7 Million for Charity Thanks to Pink Mercy

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Overwatch Raised $12.7 Million for Charity Thanks to Pink Mercy by IGN Video Games Articles

The community additionally raised over $130,000 from donations on Twitch.

Back in May, Overwatch revealed a limited time Pink Mercy legendary skin that cost $15 USD, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Today, Blizzard announced that the campaign, which ran from May 8-21, raised over $12.7 million and became the largest donation by a corporate partner within one year of the 25-year history of the foundation.

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In addition to the Pink Mercy skin, thousands of limited-edition Pink Mercy T-shirts were sold for this cause and contributed to the total, designed by community artist VICKISIGH.

The Overwatch team also announced that $130,000 in donations were made, separately, by watching “14 different Overwatch stars stream on Twitch.”

Blizzard recently revealed Overwatch’s 28th character, Wrecking Ball, and released a new patch that dramatically overhauled how Symmetra works and more.

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Adam Bankhurst is a freelance writer for IGN who loves hearing stories about gamers and developers uniting for an incredible cause. Bravo to all involved. You can follow him on Twitter.

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