Overwatch Summer Games Patch Includes Lúcioball, New Skins & More

Overwatch is introducing a Summer Games Patch to coincide with the launch of this year’s Rio Olympic Games.

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For the next three weeks, players will be able to earn special seasonal Loot Boxes, collect over 100 new cosmetic items, and hit the field with your friends in our latest brawl: Lúcioball!

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Starting from today and running the duration of the entire event, all new Loot Boxes earned or purchased will have an updated look, with players given the chance to acquire a variety of new cosmetic items to commemorate the Summer Games – including themed sprays, emotes, victory poses, highlight intros, player icons, and some very special skins. Though they can’t be purchased with credits, each seasonal Loot Box you receive is guaranteed to contain at least one item from our Summer Games 2016 collection.

While any Summer Games item you unlock will be yours forever, the collection will be heading back into the vault on August 22 when the event concludes. So, if you’ve got your eye on something specific, there’s no time to lose!

The Summer Games event will also intoduce Lúcioball, a 3v3 futuristic match of soccer with a bit of a twist to it. Games will take place 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!

This is Overwatch’s first seasonal event, with more scheduled for the future. Keep up to date with the latest news at playoverwatch.com. Check out the new trailer for the Summer Games below:

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