Overwatch takes its medicine with Mercy's Recall Challenge

As a follow-up to Monday's Valkyrie short story, Overwatch has kicked off Mercy's Recall Challenge, giving players a chance to earn special Mercy cosmetics.


Overwatch might be gearing up for its eventual sequel, but that doesn't mean the original game is going to stop turning anytime soon. Blizzard is continuing to run regular events for its team-based shooter, with the latest one centering around everyone favorite medic, Mercy. A day after releasing a special short story diving deeper into the angelic hero's backstory, Blizzard is now kicking off Mercy's Recall Challenge.

Starting today, Overwatch players will have a chance to earn a slew of cosmetics for their accounts and for their Mercy. There are sprays, player icons, and a special Legendary skin at stake. So let's take a look at how those can be earned.

  • Winning three games of Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade unlocks one Player Icon.
  • Winning six games of Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade unlocks two new Sprays.
  • Winning nine games of Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade unlocks the Dr. Ziegler Legendary skin for Mercy.

The Dr. Ziegler skin looks less like Mercy and more like her civilian identity of Angela Ziegler, complete with doctor's attire. Overwatch players can add up to six more sprays to their accounts if they jump on Twitch and watch select Overwatch Twitch streamers. Two hours unlocks one spray, four hours adds another two sprays, and six hours tacks on three more sprays for a total of six. You can learn more about which streamers to watch and when they'll be broadcasting over on the Overwatch website.

Those looking to learn more about Mercy and her backstory as a doctor can check out the Valkyrie short story that was released on Monday. Mercy's Recall Challenge is set to run from now through December 2. Start piling up those cosmetics, because as a reminder, all of it can come with you to Overwatch 2 whenever it releases.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    November 12, 2019 11:00 AM

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      November 12, 2019 1:36 PM

      I love playing Bridgette, Ana and Lucio as support, but I feel like I REALLY suck at playing Mercy. But unfortunately, in a lot of matches I'll have people complaining asking for a pocket Mercy, and it usually goes pretty poorly for the team.

      So I end up sick choosing between playing heroes I'm actually ok at playing and getting bitched at, or giving in to the demands and letting the team down. It sucks.

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        November 12, 2019 1:59 PM

        Moira can easily outheal even a Mercy, so can a good Ana if she's on point.

        Either way you should do comfort picks, its almost always better than picking meta unless you're missing a barrier tank and idiot teammates don't know how to use environmental cover.

        If its a DPS player who wants a pocket Mercy for the damage boost then tell them to just queue up with their own.

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          November 12, 2019 2:34 PM

          Yeah, Moira in the right hands can be a healing best, but I'm just not great with her either.

          I feel incredibly impactful on Lucio and Bridgette for decent heals plus some dmg impact. As Ana I almost always have gold heading and feel like he she is almost OP at healing.

          Like you mention, those are my comfort heroes that I feel like I play well. Mercy, Moira and Zen I just feel like I'm not very effective with. Same with Baptiste, but I think I just need more play time with him.

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        November 12, 2019 2:16 PM

        Mercy is best on maps and comps where you don't have fast tanks in play (or a Lucio or Sym to help move ppl quickly), and there is a considerable distance from spawn to objective (eg: London after payload capture). At that point, Mercy needs to stay focused on healing and rezing the tanks and other healer. Mercy is almost useless (not entirely but close enough) for Control maps or 2CP maps

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