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New Overwatch short story shines the spotlight on Mercy and teases a new skin

By Team HardwareZone - on 12 Nov 2019, 3:50pm

New Overwatch short story shines the spotlight on Mercy and teases a new skin

Image Source: Blizzard

The Overwatch team has released a new short story starring Overwatch’s iconic healer, Mercy.

Titled “Valkyrie”, the story explores the conflicting emotions of the heroine after an unexpected reunion with old comrades-in-arms. In the story, we learn more about how Mercy has been coping with the collapse of Overwatch as an organisation along with the fallout that entailed.

Written by Overwatch’s lead writer Michael Chu and featuring illustrations from artist Nesskain, “Valkyrie” is available to read online.

Beyond offering more of an insight into the world of Overwatch, the story also appears to provide us a little tease of an upcoming skin for Mercy. A screenshot of the “Dr. Ziegler” skin designed by Arnold Tsang, with a model by Hong-Chan Lim, appears at the end of the story.

Image Source: Blizzard

It seems likely that following the release of this short story, a mini event featuring this skin will soon take place. Blizzard has not officially confirmed that this is in fact an official skin, but it would follow a pattern that the Overwatch team has established before. For example, after the release of Ana's and Baptiste’s short stories, players were able to earn story-related skins for these characters with in-game challenges.

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