Overwatch

New Overwatch Skin Fan Design Turns Mercy into a Vampire

With Spooky Season kicking off, one Twitter user designed a new Halloween Terror skin for Mercy.
With Spooky Season kicking off, one Twitter user designed a new Halloween Terror skin for Mercy. / Photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

Speculation is running wild for what new Halloween skin designs Overwatch's annual Halloween Terror event will bring, with an announcement seemingly just around the corner. Many have pitched their own concepts and requests for what heroes should receive a redesign.

One fan designed a new Halloween-themed skin for Mercy, taking matters into their own hands and turning their concept into reality. Twitter user Sunshxvine introduced their "Vampire Queen Mercy" design to the Overwatch world on Monday, Sept. 27.

Fellow Overwatch fans quickly lauded the design, taking to the comment section with words of encouragement and praise, expressing their desire for this fan art to become a real skin. Some fans even thought the concept was real, expressing their confusion that the design was merely fan art.

Mercy’s wings, staff, and blaster perfectly capture the theme of Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event, adopting a bloodied and spooky theme. The design intimidating and transforms unique elements of Mercy’s design to fit with the theme or her skin. For example, by transforming her halo to a crown and her healing staff to the staff of a ruler, Sunshxvine successfully turns Mercy into a “Vampire Queen.”

Mercy’s not the only character who deserves a new design this year, check out the 5 heroes who deserve a new skin in Halloween Terror 2021.