Overwatch Summer Games: Everything you need to know

Overwatch Summer Games: We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about Blizzard’s summer event right here.

Blizzard held its inaugural Overwatch seasonal event last year with the very first Summer Games. Now, almost a year later, the celebration of sport returns once again for fans to unlock new goodies and partake in some Lucio Ball.

Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about the upcoming event including all the latest news, skins, modes, sprays and more!

Overwatch Summer Games What is it?

The Summer Games are a way to celebrate the hottest time of the year without hitting the beach and donning swimsuits. It’s also a way to show how sport remains a passion around the world, regardless of where you’re from.

Blizzard uses its host of multicultural heroes brilliantly, incorporating plenty of unique skins, emotes and voice lines to celebrate.

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Overwatch Summer Games – When is it?

This year’s Summer Games are now on across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The event will last for three weeks, giving you until August 28 to snap up some loot.

Overwatch Summer Games Modes – Anything new?

Lucio Ball is back and better than ever. The Rio stadium first introduced in 2016 is joined by a Sydney, Australia arena and a handful of tweaks have been made to Lucio’s abilities, so you can’t exactly cheese your enemies by booping them out of the goal every 30 seconds.

Competitive Lucio Ball has also been introduced, running throughout the event’s duration. Playing 10 placement matches will net you an exclusive spray, too!

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Overwatch Summer Games Skins – Are they the same as last time?

Yes and no! Jeff Kaplan confirmed in a recent video that all of last year’s offerings have returned, albeit at a cheaper cost than before. This means those who missed out in 2016 still have a chance of bagging their favourite skin.

Blizzard has revealed all of the Summer Skins in a new trailer, and it looks to be one crazy party. You can find the reveal trailer below and some of our favourite picks scattered throughout this article:

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