Overwatch’s Summer Games Return August 8

The newest Developer Update has rolled in with Jeff Kaplan at the forefront explaining all the exciting upcoming news for the Overwatch world.  First and foremost is the return of the Summer Games events and along with it, the ever fun Lúcioball!

During last summer, Overwatch had released their first ever seasonal event for players to enjoy and they were able to compete in matches of Lúcioball.  Now it has returned with some refined tweaks.

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Photo via Polygon

With its return, the gameplay has changed a little.  For starters, competitors will no longer be able to “boop” the opposing goalie out of the goal.  Additionally, Lúcio’s ultimate ability for this game has changed; rather than before where his ult pulled the ball in towards him, his new ability will allow him to speed up and jump higher.

On top of this, Overwatch will be introducing a competitive ranked mode for Lúcioball for those who want to be the best of the best at this game.

And of course, with the return of the summer games, the event-specific skins will return along with some new cosmetics up for grabs.  According to Kaplan, Junkrat and Mercy (to name a few) will be getting new skins, and previous skins from last year’s summer games (i.e. Tracer’s running outfit, D.va’s Taegeukgi skin) will also be available.  On top of that, Blizzard will be selling the 2016 summer skins at a discounted price.

New 2017 Summer Games Cosmetic Items costs will be:

  • Legendary Skins will cost 3,000 credits
  • Epic Skins will cost 750 credits
  • Rare tier will cost 225 credits
  • Common tier will cost 75 credits

Previous 2016 Summer Games cosmetics reduced costs will be:

  • Legendary Skins will cost 1,000 credits
  • Epic Skins will cost 250 credits
  • Rare tier will cost 75 credits

The 2017 Summer Games will run August 8-29, 2017.  Get your Lúcioball on!

To watch Jeff Kaplan’s full development update, see below!

Are you ready to play some Lúcioball?  Did you get to play last year?  What are you most excited for?  Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Overwatch

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