Overwatch is bringing back the hugely popular Summer Game series with new character beach skins and updates to the Lúcioball game mode including a new stadium and an adjustment of rules.
Starting Tuesday August 8th, Lúcioball returns as a limited time event with returning Rio stadium map along side brand new stadium Sydney. Blizzard have also removed the ability to “boop” enemies with Lúcio’s Soundwave attack and has changed the way his ultimate ability works where it no longer pulls the ball toward the player and instead increases Lúcio’s speed and the speed of his “boop.”
This limited time event will also see a competitive ranked mode included for Lúcioball.
For players who missed out on loot box cosmetic items in last years Summer Games event, 2016 cosmetic items, sprays and emotes will be available for purchase with credits and at a hugely reduced cost. Legendary skins will cost 1,000 credits, epic skins will cost 250 credits while rare tier items will cost players 75 credits.
2017 loot box items include a slew of new cosmetic items including a barbecuing Soldier: 76 with his “A-salt rifle” skin, Mercy as Greek Goddess Nike skin, deep-sea diving Sombra skin and a bikini clad Widowmaker skin.
Overwatch players will be able to collect the Summer Games 2017 skins starting today, Aug. 8. The event will run until Aug. 29