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Blizzard Entertainment released a new Overwatch short story “Valkyrie” and it revolves around the Swiss doctor Angela Ziegler, better known as Mercy.
The 24-page short story is told from Mercy’s perspective as she works at an aid camp in Cairo, Egypt. Both Soldier: 76 and Ana also make an appearance in the story.
When announcing Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019, Jeff Kaplan has stated that they will be working on expanding Overwatch’s lore, especially that Overwatch 2’s story missions revolve around the lore.
In the short story, Mercy reflects on the past back when she was a member of the original Overwatch, and deciding whether to return to the fight.
You can read the short story here, it’s well known that the Overwatch lore is a big reason that attracts of a big part of the community base, and Mercy herself has a huge fan base that will enjoy exploring her world.
At the end of the short story Blizzard featured a picture of Mercy wearing a doctor’s attire and has glasses on, which might be a new skin arriving in the game. Blizzard hasn’t officially announced that the skin will be available yet, but it sure looks like it.
It’s definitely exciting to receive more Overwatch lore and to explore the world of our favorite heroes, players and especially Mercy mains will enjoy the new lore and the potential new skin.