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Check out Mercy’s sweet new skin for Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland

Published: 7/Dec/2018 19:19 Updated: 7/Dec/2018 19:20

by Bill Cooney

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Blizzard has continued to reveal skins for Overwatch heroes leading up to the start of the Winter Wonderland Event on December 11, this time it’s Mercy’s turn with a sweet “Sugar Plum Fairy” skin.

The first hero to get a new skin for the winter was Zarya, with her “Snowboarder” skin and then Lucio was next with the awesome “Arctic Fox” outfit.

Winter Wonderland 2018 will also feature a holiday version of the BlizzardWorld map, along with all of the other snow covered maps from past years as well.

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Mercy really does make the perfect fairy here, since they work for Blizzard, the Overwatch team probably had no trouble at all finding the perfect fairy wings to put on Mercy.

She’s also got the appropriate pointy ears, and some green hair to really complete that woodland sprite look.

We’ve seen some of Mercy’s skins come with unique voicelines, like the Witch skins for example, and it would make sense to if this skin came with some special visual or sound effects to top it all off.

In addition to all the new skins, maps and cosmetics, the Mei’s Snowball Offensive and Yeti Hunter minigames will return as well.

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Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.