Blizzard is releasing a special Mercy skin where all the proceeds go to breast cancer research. Fans are in love with it, and have been drawing it non-stop.
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Overwatch's Mercy is a "support" hero, which in layman's terms means she's mopping up trails of blood left behind after Overwatch battles. Mercy's job is to heal her weak teammates, assisting them as they lay waste to enemies. It's an apparently subservient job often painted as easy, and therefore, undervalued - that is, unless you're Hong "Ark" Yeon-joon, arguably the best Mercy player in the world. And if you ask him, the best Mercy players are no one's helpers.
There is at least one Overwatch pro who enjoys the character Mercy, even with her many controversial makeovers. Mikias "Snow" Yohannes, support player for Boston Uprising, stands by the controversial healer. "I think I would be the only support player that will tell you I actually enjoy playing Mercy," he told us. What's more, all of the updates to how she plays haven't changed his feelings.
In the past month, the healer Mercy in Overwatch has experienced an unprecedented boom in popularity across all competitive levels, especially in the highest tiers.
The big spike in Mercy usage coincides with a massive overhaul of her abilities, courtesy of a patch implemented on September 19. These huge changes have sparked debate in the Overwatch community about how pro players influence the game, and whether Blizzard's pivot into the esports business has changed the game.
Overwatch's angelic healer Mercy got a massive makeover this month. The changes have turned her into the most popular hero across all levels of competitive play, according to data from hundreds of thousands of Overwatch player profiles collected by the fan-run site Omnic Meta.
Overwatch's Mercy has two roles on the battlefield: 1) Stalwart, reliable healer of your team, and 2) stalwart, reliable infuriator of the other team every time she nails a massive resurrection ult, cancelling out all their hard work in a single, blinding flash. Blizzard's decided to change the latter.
While there is no shortage of folks cosplaying as Mercy's default outfit, Hane here has opted for her more devilish appearance, and done one... hell of a job.