Overwatch Rocks the Beach with Summer Games 2017 Trailer and Skins Reveal

Laverne Mann
August 10, 2017

The event has plenty of summer-specific cosmetic content, but not all of it is new.

Deeper into the sports side for the new Overwatch legendary skins are Reaper with the Biker legendary skin, which decks him out in orange-and-black protective gear worn by BMX riders; Junkrat with the Cricket legendary skin, which envisions him as an Australian cricket player; and Mercy with the Winged Victory legendary skin, inspired by the Nike, the goddess of victory, and carrying an Olympic torch.

Blizzard announced the return of the Summer Games last week revealing that additional skins along with a Ranked version of Lucioball will be introduced. Players have often complained that these two characters haven't received much attention when it comes to legendary skins, so the addition of these two new skins for the character will likely please fans of the sniper and hacker characters. The new epic skins can be purchased for 750 credits, rare cosmetic items for 225 credits, and common cosmetic items for 75 credits.

Lucioball gets a new map, adding a space-age Sydney field to the earlier Rio-themed pitch from previous year.

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Blizzard revealed the return of the Summer Games event to Overwatch on August 8 through a tweet, which came with a picture that also teases the return of Lucioball. There is also a change implemented to Lucio's ultimate for Lucioball: last year, the ultimate pulled the ball towards the player, but this year, the ultimate will grant more speed and better jumping abilities to Lucio for a limited amount of time.

Alongside the opening of the games, we get a new trailer, which you can see below.

This year's event will include eight new sprays and five of them will be related to Lucioball mode.

As expected, the skins that are available are a healthy mix of new and old legendary skins, with the skins that made their debut in last summer's event returning again this year. However, three sprays have to be unlocked through achievements and one has to be unlocked by completing 10 competitive matches in Lucioball.

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