Blizzard Entertainment announced Overwatch Summer Games run from 8 Aug to 29 Aug on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, include new skins and updates to Lúcioball game mode as we as variety of new cosmetics. Overwatch Summer Games director Jeff Kaplan as he discusses what’s changed, what’s the same, and what you can expect from this year’s event.
00:47 – Will last year’s Summer Games items be available again this year?
01:08 – Confirmation that all Summer Games items can be unlocked via credits
01:36 – Summer Games 2017 loot box items teaser
02:31 – Overview of changes coming to credit unlocks for Summer Games 2016 items
03:50 – Lúcioball is back, and it’s got a new arena!
04:16 – Discussion of some of the gameplay changes made to Lúcioball from last year
05:11 – Introducing Copa Lúcioball
06:20 – Have fun, and we’ll see you August 8!
On your mark. Get set. GOOOOOOOOOOAL!
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 2, 2017
- Added new stadium, Sydney
- Returning Rio stadium map
- Removed the ability to “boop” enemies with Lúcio’s Soundwave attack
- No longer pulls the ball toward the player
- Increases Lúcio’s speed and the speed of his “boop.”
- Competitive ranked mode
We can't wait to get this party started…
— Blizzard ANZ (@Blizzard_ANZ) August 1, 2017
New 2017 Summer Games Cosmetic Items will cost the following:
- Legendary Skins: 3,000 credits
- Epic Skins: 750 credits
- Rare tier: 225 credits
- Common tier: 75 credits
Previous Summer Games cosmetics will be available at reduced cost:
- Legendary Skins: 1,000 credits
- Epic Skins: 250 credits
- Rare tier: 75 credits
There was some text found in the game files which states that 40+ new items are coming in the new summer games update, along with the old stuff.
000000004A70.07C: The Summer Games return for more fun in the sun! Your favorites from last year are back alongside 40+ new items!
There is also a mention of a console report system and potentially a beach theme to the update.
0000000069CC.07C: Violation: Gameplay (PSN / XBL)
000000004A6C.07C: Back to the beach
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