The Overwatch Summer Games Event is back and live! This year, Blizzard has added new content to the event including new skins, sprays, and the highly anticipated Competitive Lúcioball! The competitive version of Lúcioball has 10 placement matches much like normal competitive queue, giving players the ability to earn competitive points and granting Season Ranks. Two new maps have also been introduced to Lúcioball this year: Australia’s ‘Sydney Harbour Arena‘ and ‘Rio de Janiero’s ‘Estádio das Rãs‘.
Our 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, leaderboards, competitive points, and more.
There is over 150 cosmetic items available this year that can be obtained exclusively during the event via loot boxes and this year, players will also be able to use in-game currency.
The Overwatch Summer Games Event will run from August 8th until the 28th of August, 2017 (don’t forget to log in while the event is live to pick up a free loot box).