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Overwatch Summer Games 2020 event brings back Lucioball

Does anyone want to tell Blizzard we're in the middle of winter over here?

The Overwatch Summer Games 2020 event is on now, meaning Lucioball makes its triumphant return to Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch.

Lucioball remix mode

This year’s event — which ironically showcases Sydney even though we’re in the middle of winter — adds a new mode to Lucioball called Remix, which offers the following changes:

  • This is a faster, more chaotic, multi-ball version of Lucioball.
  • There are normally two balls in play throughout the match. If one gets scored, it respawns after a brief time.
  • Bonus balls are periodically spawned and are worth three points.
  • Players are not reset when a goal is scored. You keep playing.
  • Mercy rule: Games end early if one team has a 10-point lead.
  • Busan is getting new pillars and surfaces for more wall-riding opportunities.
  • Sydney is getting a tonne of jump pad surfaces, and more wall-riding opportunities.

Moreover, the following updates have been made to Lucioball games on the whole:

  • You can now crouch while midair to lunge down to the ground.
  • Lucio’s cooldowns are much shorter.
  • Lucio’s boop and punch range are increased.
  • Lucio moves a little faster.
  • Jump pads launch players a little higher.
  • Added gamepad rumble to goal-scoring moments.
  • Mercy rule: Games end early if one team has a 5-point lead.

Summer Games 2020 event challenges and cosmetics

The following challenges (and their associated rewards) can be worked on within Quick Play, Competitive or the Arcade:

  • Week One:
    • Win Three Games | Baseballmari Player Icon
    • Win Six Games | Union Jack Spray
    • Win Nine Games | Union Jack Tracer Epic Skin
  • Week Two:
    • Win Three Games | Golfmari Player Icon
    • Win Six Games | Sand Castle Spray
    • Win Nine Games | Sand Castle Bastion Epic Skin
  • Week Three:
    • Win Three Games | Surfimari Player Icon
    • Win Six Games | Ice Cream Spray
    • Win Nine Games | Ice Cream Orisa Epic Skin

All up, the Summer Games 2020 event contains five new Legendary skins — Tropical Baptiste, Lifeguard Pharah, Feskarn Brigitte, Karate Doomfist and Surf’s Up Echo — alongside 3 Epic skins and other new cosmetics.

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

 

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