Aug 8 2017 - 6:03 pm

Overwatch's Summer Games are here

Let the games begin.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
Image via Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch's Summer Games event is back.

The seasonal event just went live in Overwatch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. As with all Overwatch events, there are plenty of new skins and items for players to unlock—but new to this event, there's also items from last year's Summer Games event.

Related: Yep, you'll be able to get last year's Overwatch Summer Games skins in this year's event

Everything is available in loot boxes, but purchasable with Overwatch credits, too.

Lúcioball, a three-on-three soccer brawl where everyone is Lúcio, is a huge draw for Summer Games. There's a casual brawl and a competitive ladder this year, with the latter awarding competitive points for playing games. A few adjustments have been made to the game across all modes, however, so you'll want to read up on that before jumping in. Most notably, Lúcio's ultimate has been changed. It no longer pulls the ball toward Lúcio, and instead makes him faster and more powerful.

Summer Games will run through Aug. 28—which means that competitive Lúcioball only has a three-week season. Get your cleats ready, because there are competitive points to earn.

Not to mention, the new skins are absolutely amazing. We can't wait to start playing and racking up loot boxes. With Blizzard's new loot box system aimed at reducing duplicates, it may be easier than ever to get all your favorites.

The suns out and all of Overwatch's heroes have got their guns out.

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