Published on August 2nd, 2017 | by Admin

Overwatch Summer Games Returns 9-29 August!

Blizzard are excited to announce that the Summer Games are coming back! Summer Games 2017 will return to Overwatch from 9-29 August and will feature new skins, a new Lúcioball map: Sydney Australia, and the return of the previous Summer Games 2016 skins. Please see below for all the details:

New Summer Loot Box Update

Skins from Summer Games 2016 will be available for purchase at a reduced cost compared to the new 2017 skins. 

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 to craft at a reduced cost:

  • Legendary Skins: 1,000 credits
  • Epic Skins: 250 credits
  • Rare tier: 75 credits
  • Common tier: 25 credits

Lúcioball Update 

  • Lúcioball will introduce Sydney, Australia as a new map environment! Matches will rotate between the Sydney and Rio Stadiums.
  • Several changes have been made to Lúcio’s abilities in Lúcioball:
    • The ability to “boop” enemy players has been removed
    • Lúcio’s ultimate ability no longer pulls the ball toward the player, but now increases Lúcio’s movement speed and reduces the cooldown on his “boop”
  • Summer Games 2017 will also introduce a second competitive mode for Lúcioball, allowing players to place and rank.


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