The Summer Games have once again returned to Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch and with the event comes with new skins, challenges, and even a remixed version of the popular game mode Lúcioball. Completing the first week's challenges earns players the Union Jack Tracer skin, the second week's final prize is the Sand Castle Bastion skin, and the third and final week's top prize is the Ice Cream Orisa skin.
"In this faster, more chaotic version of Lúcioball, two balls are in play the entire time and bonus balls worth extra points will periodically spawn around the arena," Blizzard says of the newly remixed mode. "Be quick on your feet and net more goals than your opponents to win!" The trailer above for the event includes some footage of the new mode, but it is perhaps best experienced for yourself in the video game.
Time for more fun in the sun! ☀️
Overwatch Summer Games is NOW LIVE!August 4, 2020
Long time no sea.
Dive in as Lifeguard Pharah (Legendary)! 🏊♀
Start your training for Overwatch Summer Games, arriving on August 4 ⚽ pic.twitter.com/nzQA5hd625— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 3, 2020
Water you waiting for? 🌊
Get your dose of vitamin sea with Surf’s Up Echo (Legendary).
Start your training for Overwatch Summer Games, arriving on August 4 ⚽ pic.twitter.com/hrFaOExirK— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 3, 2020
As noted above, the Summer Games event began today, August 4th, and is set to run through August 25th. Overwatch is currently available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Overwatch 2 is in development, though no specific platforms have been announced as of yet. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the Overwatch franchise right here.
What do you think about Overwatch's events? Are you excited for another round of the Summer Games? Let us know in the comments, or hit me up directly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk all things gaming! And keep reading to check out several screenshots of the new skins for the various characters!