Overwatch Summer Games Event Has Begun, Watch the New Trailer

August 8, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

The Overwatch Summer Games Seasonal Event is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Blizzard announced in their new trailer today. It will run until August 28 and doesn’t appear to require a new update download, though players are experiencing long wait times.

With this year’s Summer Games, you’ll find over 50 new seasonal items (including legendary skins like Mercy’s Winged Victory, Grillmaster: 76, and Lifeguard McCree), “all your favorite summer gear from last year,” discounts on last year’s legendary skins, and a new Lúcioball arena, leaderboards, and competitive play.

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Here’s the description for Lúcioball:

Our 2017 Summer Games event wouldn’t be complete without a display of athletic expertise, so we’re bringing back Lúcioball – and it’s better than ever! This futuristic spin on soccer places you in a fast-paced 3v3 match in Rio de Janiero’s beautiful Estádio das Rãs or on a brand-new pitch located in the Sydney Harbour Arena.

Players can choose between two modes: Lúcioball and the all-new Copa Lúcioball, which offers a more competitive experience with placement matches, skill ratings tiers, leaderboards, competitive points, and more.

The new highlight intros include Slam Dunk, Target Practice, Bicycle Kick, Hurdle, and Shot Put. The new emotes include Beach Ball, Juggle, Pugile, and Ribbon.

You can see all of the skins in-game over here.

Will you be playing Overwatch today?

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