The BCRF Charity Event was a limited-time event in which players can obtain themed unlocks centered around donating for charity. The players can unlock these in-game items by paying for them, in which all the proceeds go to the BCRF or The Breast Cancer Research Foundation charity. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is an independent, not-for-profit organization which has raised $569.4 million to support clinical and translational research on breast cancer at medical institutions in the United States and abroad. BCRF funds over 200 researchers in 6 continents and 13 countries.
BCRF Charity Event 2018
On March 8, 2018, The BCRF Charity Event was released. In-game loot includes the Pink Mercy Skin, Ribbon and Pink player icons, and Ribbon, Cure, Together, and Pink Sprays. Real World includes Men's and Woman's Limited-Time shirts based on the Pink Mercy Skin. This event ends May 21, 2018.
Content unlockable in-game
This is content available/purchasable in-game.
In-Game Player Icon "Ribbon":
Logging into the game during the promotional period unlocks you the Player Icon "Ribbon". This is also the Tier 1 Reward
With a purchase of $14.99 (not including tax) you can obtain the Pink Mercy skin, which is the focal point of the event.
|“||We believe in creating a better world, and as part of that mission we’ve teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to release a special charity skin in Overwatch: PINK MERCY!
Available for purchase in-game and online through May 21, all sales of this limited-time legendary skin will benefit BCRF and their mission to end breast cancer.
|~ Blizzard Entertainment|
|“||As a brilliant scientist and the guardian angel of Overwatch, Dr. Angela Ziegler—codename Mercy—has dedicated her life to helping and healing others. Now you can help BCRF work toward a cure for breast cancer by purchasing the new PINK MERCY skin, available for a limited time on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.||„|
|~ Blizzard Entertainment|
Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% the proceeds that it receives from all Pink Mercy skin sales to BCRF, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 (USD). The total donation amount will be disclosed after the campaign concludes on May 21
Content unlockable through twitch
By watching the designated streamers for a certain number of accumulative hours you can earn exclusive sprays and player icons.
We've also partnered with community artist ONEMEGAWATT to create a series of themed Twitch Drops, including a new player icon and four all-new sprays. Available only during this event, you can earn these special Pink Mercy cosmetics by viewing select streams on Twitch during the two-week promotional period.
Tier 2 Rewards- In-Game Spray "Ribbon":
Watching an accumulative 2 hours of participating charity streamers will earn you this.
Tier 3 Rewards- In-Game Player Icon "Pink" and In-Game Spray "Cure":
Watching an accumulative 4 hours of participating charity streamers will earn you this.
Tier 4 Rewards- In-Game Spray "Together" and In-Game Spray "Pink":
Watching an accumulative 6 hours of participating charity streamers will earn you this.
Designated Charity Streamer
Over the 14 days, a cadre of content creators from across the globe will be streaming Overwatch under the pink-ribboned banner of breast cancer research. On designated days, each creator will host a dedicated charity stream on Twitch, and all donations (including Twitch Bits) received during that specific stream will be sent to BCRF.
Check out the schedule below to see who’s participating and when their charity streams will be live:
- May 8 (11:00am - 7:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/QueenE
- May 9 (8:00am - 2:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/cuppcaake
- May 10 (starts 4:00am PDT): https://twitch.tv/flowervin
- May 11 (6:00am - 12:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/RikuRikuRiku
- May 12 (7:00pm - 11:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/fleeur
- May 13 (9:00am - 3:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/elspeth
- May 14 (11:00am - 4:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/esl_alphacast
- May 15 (5:00pm - 11:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/kidkerrigan
- May 16 (4:00pm - 8:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/lolirot
- May 17 (2:00am - 6:00am PDT): https://twitch.tv/angel20739
- May 18 (6:00am - 2:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/HALtv
- May 19 (11:00am - 4:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/marvellous_li
- May 20 (12:00am - 4:00am PDT): https://twitch.tv/rudeism
- May 21 (8:00am - 4:00pm PDT): https://twitch.tv/emongg
In addition to streaming for charity, these channels will also have Pink Mercy Twitch Drops enabled any time they stream Overwatch from May 8 to May 21.
There are three Pink Mercy-themed global emotes available, they are all unlocked by cheering any amount of bits to the designated charity streamers during their charity streams
Twitch Emotes "MercyWing1", "PinkMercy", and "MercyWing2":
|Twitch Emote Name||Emote Image|
Along with In-Game loot, there are also T-shirts purchasable.
|“||Show your support on and off the battlefield with a new, limited-edition Pink Mercy charity shirt.||„|
|~ Blizzard Entertainment|
Overwatch Pink Mercy Charity Shirt for Men's and Women's:
|Shirt Name||Price||Shirt Previews|
|Overwatch Pink Mercy Charity Shirt - Men's||$30.00|
|Overwatch Pink Mercy Charity Shirt - Women's||$30.00|