Players slam Amazon Prime as rare charity Overwatch skin is shown in trailers | The Sun

World News

OVERWATCH fans were furious after a rare skin that was given away to charity donors was shown in a video for Amazon Prime.

Prime Gaming, a service that’s included with Amazon Prime, gives away goodies for Overwatch 2 players every month.

Various items are usually given away, including skins and other accessories for your characters.

However, fans were furious when the pink Mercy skin was shown in the trailer for the latest Prime Gaming bundle.

The pink Mercy skin is one of Overwatch’s rarest skins, as it was only available in May 2018.

Blizzard ran a campaign where the skin was sold and all the proceeds went towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

More in Overwatch

Fury as Overwatch 2 allows shocking mode where you ‘sexually harass characters’

Watch what you say in Overwatch 2 — they are listening

The company raised $12.7million (£10.4million) for the charity, and the skin has not been on sale since.

This is likely to keep the exclusivity of the skin, so that players are encouraged to donate to charity events should one happen again.

The promotion of the latest Prime bundle boasted “brand-new rewards” and featured the rare pink Mercy in the promo video.

Players immediately attacked the video saying that giving the skin away as part of the bundle devalued it.

Most read in Gaming


Fans go wild as super cheap must-buy Xbox accessory is scrapped


Hidden free upgrades for PS VR2 players – don’t miss out


Build a team of your best baby Pokémon this week in Pokémon Go


Don’t miss out on these huge Steam sale bargains

They also suggested that if Prime were to give away rare skins like this, in the future they’d be encouraged to wait, rather than donate to charity.

However, the pink Mercy skin never appeared in the Prime Gaming bundle, and another skin was given away instead.

The Epic Circus Junkrat skin was the one included, a far more common skin.

Amazon Prime’s video has since been removed, and it appears the inclusion of the rare skin was just to promote the bundle.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

All the latest Gaming tips and tricks

Looking for tips and tricks across your favourite consoles and games? We have you covered…

  • All the video game releases in 2022
  • Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
  • All of the Call of Duty games in order
  • Every Assassin's Creed game in order
  • All the GTA 5 mods and cheats
  • What are the Pokemon Go Eevee Evolutions?
  • Everything you need to know about Roblox
  • Who created Fortnite?
  • Most popular Roblox games
  • How to get free Robux
  • How many people play Fortnite?
  • Best PS4 games with free PS5 upgrades
  • Who is the highest-paid Twitch streamer?

Get all of the latest PS5, Xbox and other video game news here


Source: Read Full Article