Overwatch’s Summer Games 2017 event now live
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Overwatch’s Summer Games 2017 event now live


Get dem skins.

Overwatch‘s Summer Games event is now live, offering skins new and old.

Running between 9-29 August, get a taste of what to expect below.

New and old skins are available for the following prices:

  • Skins from Summer Games 2016 will be available for purchase at a reduced cost compared to the new 2017 skins.
  • New 2017 Summer Games Cosmetic Items will cost the following: Legendary Skins: 3,000 credits; Epic Skins: 750 credits; Rare tier: 225 credits; Common tier: 75 credits
  • Previous Summer Games cosmetics will be available to craft at a reduced cost: Legendary Skins: 1,000 credits; Epic Skins: 250 credits; Rare tier: 75 credits; Common tier: 25 credits

New skins for Sombra, Junkrat, Mercy, McCree and Soldier 76 are shown above.

Moreover, the popular Lúcioball event has been updated as follows:

  • Lúcioball will introduce Sydney, Australia as a new map environment! Matches will rotate between the Sydney and Rio Stadiums.
  • Several changes have been made to Lúcio’s abilities in Lúcioball:
    • The ability to “boop” enemy players has been removed
    • Lúcio’s ultimate ability no longer pulls the ball toward the player, but now increases Lúcio’s movement speed and reduces the cooldown on his “boop”
  • Summer Games 2017 will also introduce a second competitive mode for Lúcioball, allowing players to place and rank.

Overwatch is available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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