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Overwatch Summer Games introduces new skins and Rocket League inspired mode

Overwatch is getting into the Olympic spirit with a selection of cool skins and a new mode to celebrate the upcoming event.

Blizzard has launched the very first seasonal event for multiplayer shooter Overwatch, and it’s already off to a good start.

Lasting until August 22, players will have the opportunity to gain a bunch of new skins, sprays and emotes for their favourite heroes.

These can be obtained by opening loot boxes as you level up or purchasing them from the in-game store.

We’ve popped some of our favourites below, and you can check out the rest over at Blizzard’s official blog.

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In addition to some fancy new skins and accessories, Blizzard has also introduced an all new mode for Overwatch: Lucioball.

“Our Summer Games event wouldn’t be complete without a display of athletic expertise, which is why we’re unveiling a brand new brawl: Lúcioball! This futuristic spin on soccer places you in a fast-paced, 3v3 match featuring everyone’s favorite beat-dropping Brazilian.”

“Teams will face-off in the beautiful Estádio das Rãs, located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Equipped with jump pads and speed-boosting walls, this unique arena amplifies Lúcio’s abilities, allowing players to punch, glide, block, bounce, and boop and their way to victory.”

“Each game of Lúcioball lasts four minutes, and the team that scores the most goals in that time…wins!”

We had a few plays on the new mode yesterday and it’s essentially a first-person adaptation of Rocket League. By that, we mean it’s a ton of fun.

The Summer Games event will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC until August 22.

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