The popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch is back for its third annual round with Summer Games 2018. As you might expect, the latest edition of the event will feature new limited-time only skins, an assortment of cosmetics, as well as the return of the Lúcioball game mode. The event begins today and ends on 31st August 2018.
Developer Blizzard is bringing over 50 brand new cosmetic items to Summer Games 2018. However, skins and emotes from last two events are also making a return. In addition to new and returning Summer Games skins, Lúcioball returns with a new map designed around Lúcio’s wall ride ability.
There are six Summer Games-exclusive Legendary Skins being offered this time. The skins are Cabana Ana, Fastball Zenyatta, Gridironhardt Reinhardt, Lacrosse Roadhog, Waveracer D.Va, and Catcher Winston. Each of these skins cost 3,000 Overwatch Credits. You can have a closer look at them in the images below:
While Epic Skins aren’t as flashy, they are much cheaper purchases. There are three new limited-time Epic Skins with this update, which are Mexicana Sombra, Éireannach Moira, and Tre Kronor Brigitte. Each of these skins cost 750 Overwatch Credits. As you can see in the images below, these are Summer Games-themed reskins of the characters’ original designs:
Lúcioball is Overwatch’s own twist on traditional football. It divides six Lúcio players to two sides of a map. Here, players must use melee attacks and sound waves to control a given ball and score goals for their playing team. The new map this year is Busan Stadium, but previous maps such as Sydney Harbour and Estádio das Rãs (Rio) are also available. Additionally, due to popular demand, last year’s Copa Lúcioball is now back. This is a Competitive Play ladder for Lúcioball where players can compete to become the best Lúcioball player in Overwatch.
Overwatch’s Summer Games 2018 runs from today through 31st August 2018.