After the announcement of Overwatch 2, players were left wondering what would happen to the base game in the months (or years) leading up to the sequel. There was some concern that it might be left to stagnate. Blizzard has, fortunately, shown that isn’t going to be the case with the release of the Overwatch Mercy’s Recall Challenge.
Along with the challenge, Blizzard has also released a new Overwatch short story by Michael Chu called ‘Valkyrie’. In the short, we learn a bit more about what happened to Dr. Angela Ziegler (or as she’s more commonly known to players, Mercy) after the explosive downfall of Overwatch. You can read the full short here.
Play. Watch. Earn.
From November 12 to December 2, players will be able to participate in the Overwatch Mercy’s Recall Challenge. The mechanic for the challenge will be familiar to veterans of the game by now. You need nine wins in Quick Play, Competitive, or Arcade to earn the ultimate prize: The Legendary Dr. Ziegler Mercy Skin. Three wins will earn you a Dr. Ziegler Player icon and six wins will get you two Dr. Zeigler related sprays.
During the Challenge period, you can also watch participating Twitch streamers playing Overwatch to earn six additional Mercy’s Recall Challenge sprays. The Ascent spray you will unlock after watching for six hours is a particularly nice one. To receive these Twitch drops, you need to make sure you link your Blizzard account to your Twitch account.
You can check out the Legendary Dr. Ziegler Mercy Skin in action in the video below.
Jeff Kaplan, the game director of Overwatch, has already told us that there is no release date for Overwatch 2. So, Overwatch events like Mercy’s Recall Challenge will go a long way towards keeping players engaged with the franchise. Hopefully, there will be a few more in the months ahead.
Overwatch is available on PC through the Blizzard store and the Battle.net launcher.