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Overwatch's Summer Games returns with new loot and ranked Lúcioball

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Blizzard’s first seasonal event returns.

She’s back, and only 1000 credits this time!
Expect 2016 content to be back and more easily obtainable!
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The Summer Games was Overwatch’s first event, introducing Olympian themed content, Lúcioball, and the first limited timed skins. On August 8th, the Summer Games will return. This is the first time we’re seeing an event go through it’s second year, and Blizzard has gone ahead and dialed up the volume on this event. Not only is there more stuff, but there’s better access to previous content. (This is especially great because the original Summer Games content worked exclusively on the lottery system.) Here’s what we can look forward to in the upcoming Summer Games 2017 event!

Junkrat and Mercy can expect new skins. Junkrat is getting a legendary sports themed skin, and Mercy is being blessed with one of game director Jeff Kaplan’s favorite skins to date. McCree and Widowmaker fans will be “blown away”. The only other hint Kaplan was willing to gift us with was that we can expect “silly” content in the Summer Games.

Loot box madness

The Olympian Summer Games 2016 content is back, and available for a reduced cost. This will be the first event after the recent loot box changes, so we should be getting less duplicates and more credits to buy our coveted, sweet, summer skins with.

  • Legendary Skins will cost 1,000 credits
  • Epic Skins will cost 250 credits
  • Rare tier will cost 75 credits
  • Common tier will cost 25 credits

There will be a host of new 2017 content at the following price points:

  • Legendary Skins will cost 3,000 credits
  • Epic Skins will cost 750 credits
  • Rare tier will cost 225 credits
  • Common tier will cost 75 credits

Have some Lúcio-ohs!

Remember Lúcioball? The mode had a lot of potential, but the map was a little large and the abilities were a little floaty. Blizzard has changed up the way Lúcioball works to make it more fun and frantic.

  • Several changes have been made to Lúcio’s abilities in Lúcioball
  • The ability to “boop” enemies has been removed
  • Lúcio’s ultimate ability no longer pulls the ball toward the player, but now increases Lúcio’s speed and the speed of his “boop”

In addition to Lúcio himself being much speedier and boopier, we’re getting some changes to the map and rank systems for this mode.

  • Lúcioball will introduce Sydney as a map environment. Matches will rotate between the Sydney and Rio Stadiums.
  • Summer Games 2017 will also introduce a second competitive mode for Lúcioball, allowing players to place and rank.

Anyone who plays 10 Ranked Lúcioball games will get a special spray. The top 500 ranked players will get another spray to show off their Lúcioball dominance.

We’re pumped for the changes to summer loot and Lúcioball. The event is slated to run through to August 29th.