Friday, 22 April 2016

Pre-Purchase Overwatch: Origins Edition and Grab Mercy's Wings for Diablo III

Diablo III seems to be all about cosmetics lately. Its latest patch is all about such enhancements and Blizzard have apparently gotten so caught up in this wings/getup craze that they now offer such cosmetic trinkets as a reward for purchasing some of their other games. To make a long story short: those who have pre-purchased the digital PC edition of Overwatch: Origins will now receive the wings of the game's brilliant scientist and overall healer, Mercy, to use on their Diablo III characters (and yes, the wings can be equipped by all character-classes, not just crusaders as some rumors had it).

How exactly does this setup work though? Players who have pre-purchased the PC version of Overwatch: Origins Edition through Blizzard's own shop, can now claim the set by simply logging into Diablo III and entering a game. That's it. Accounts which are eligible for the deal will receive an in-game achievement and the wings will land in their collections immediately, together with another surprise reward.

Those who haven't pre-purchased the game can still get their hands on Mercy's wings. Overwatch: Origins Edition becomes available at retailers on May 24. There is a printed code included with the physical copy of the game, which can be redeemed for the wings, that will land in one's account. This way, even Mac players can get the goodies (although it doesn't make a whole lot of sense for them to purchase the PC copy of the game to begin with). Also, some have voiced discontent at the fact that they are required to actually buy a game they may not even want to play, to grab a Diablo III goodie.

Philip Thalberg is an eSports specialist and member of GosuTeam.