Last year, Overwatch celebrated its first seasonal event, the Summer Games, inspired by the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This event brought new skins and cosmetics to the game, as well as a new game mode, "Lúcioball," in which players would participate in a makeshift game of soccer using Lúcio's Soundwave ability (also known as the "boop"), which knocks objects and opponents backwards.
On August 8th, Blizzard is bringing back the Summer Games event to Overwatch, only with new skins, new cosmetics, and an all-new map for Lúcioball, "Sydney." There will also be a new ranked mode for Lúcioball, for the especially competitive players. Last year's skins, sprays, and emotes will also be available at a reduced cost for those who missed the original event.
Here are the prices for the new (and returning) items:
New 2017 Summer Games Cosmetic Items will cost the following:
- 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
Previous Summer Games cosmetics will be available at a reduced cost:
- Legendary Skins will cost 1,000 credits
- Epic Skins will cost 250 credits
- Rare tier will cost 75 credits
You can watch the video above for more details! The event will last from next Tuesday, August 8th, until August 29th, and it will be available on all versions of the game.
What do you guys think? Did you get to experience the original Summer Games back in 2016? Will you be trying Lúcioball year? Let us know in the comments below!