The original Overwatch still has a bunch of heroes who never got a whole lot of further exploration, such as the almost ubiquitous healer Mercy. What brought her out of quiet retirement and back into Overwatch? Well, the latest short story clarifies that she wan’t exactly in quiet retirement to begin with; being a doctor is never particularly quiet, and she wasn’t doing the “private practice in a metropolitan suburb” version of retirement either.
What she had been retired from was fluttering around in a skintight armor suit with wings, but having Jack Morrison and Ana Amari show up to take on a bigger threat… well, she can’t do nothing. The full story is a pretty quick read, but it should give some context to why Mercy was among the people swooping into action during that Overwatch 2 trailer. You know, in case you thought that this story about why she went back to the eponymous organization would end some other way.
Confront the past.
In VALKYRIE, a new Overwatch short story, Mercy wrestles with whether she should join the fight again.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) November 11, 2019
The doctor is in.
Unlock limited-time rewards, including the legendary Dr. Angela Ziegler skin by winning games and watching Overwatch on @Twitch, now through Dec. 2
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) November 12, 2019