The Summer Games are back!
The Summer Games return for more fun in the sun! This year, we’re celebrating the spirit of competition with a new Lúcioball arena, leader boards, and introducing event competitive play. Unlock over 50 new seasonal items—including legendary skins like Mercy’s Winged Victory, Grillmaster: 76, and Lifeguard McCree—alongside all your favorite summer gear from last year. Repeat: WE FINALLY HAVE A DAD SKIN FOR SOLDIER: 76, AND IT IS GLORIOUS.
The 2017 Summer Games event wouldn’t be complete without a display of athletic expertise, so we’re bringing back Lúcioball—and it’s better than ever! This futuristic spin on soccer places you in a fast-paced 3v3 match in Rio de Janiero’s beautiful Estádio das Rãs or on a brand-new pitch located in the Sydney Harbour Arena. Players can choose between two modes: Lúcioball and the all-new Copa Lúcioball, which offers a more competitive experience with placement matches, skill ratings tiers, leader boards, competitive points, and more.
All of last year’s 2016 Summer Games skins, highlight intros, and emotes will be available for purchase and in loot boxes once again this year, so I’m only going to include the brand new content here.
Pharah “Slam Dunk”
Hanzo “Target Practice”
Ana “Beach Ball”
Personally, I love that Australia is taking a centre stage in this event. Having just hosted a Group Stage for the Overwatch World Cup, the Australian landscape (namely Sydney) will now pop up as the backdrop for the newest Lúcioball mode. I’m excited to see that Blizzard has introduced a truly competitive mode for an event for the first time, with players able to accumulate regular competitive points as they play ball.
Also, once again, GRILLMASTER 76. I can’t deal. Socks with sandals, cargo pants, an apron that reads “Raise the Steaks”… it is everything w’ve ever, ever wanted. Additionally, Junkrat’s bombs look like they will be cricket balls while he’s in his Australia themed skin. Amazing.
The 2017 Summer Games will run until August 29 AEST.