Overwatch Summer Games return next week (with new skins)


Overwatch will get a sporty makeover this month as part of the Overwatch Summer Games.


Last year, the Overwatch Summer Games[1] taught us all that nerds can win at sports too. This year, Blizzard’s Olympics-inspired gaming tournament is back for three weeks, and the company has sweetened the deal. In a Developer Update posted on YouTube[2] today, Blizzard game director Jeff Kaplan updated fans on all the new features coming to the games.

That means all the things you liked about last year (sports-themed skins, Rocket League-inspired L?cioball) plus new features like new and discounted skins, a new stadium and competitive L?cioball!

Here’s what to look out for:

  • New skins (according to Kaplan, Mercy will get “one of my favourite skins of all time”)
  • 2016 skins available to unlock again, at a discounted cost of 1,000 credits (instead of the normal Summer Games cost of 3,000 credits)
  • Copa L?cioball — a competitive version of Overwatch‘s Rocket League-inspired soccer game running all three weeks of the Summer Games
  • A “drastically reduced rate” of duplicates in loot boxes
  • New stadium for Sydney, Australia

The Overwatch Summer Games will run for three weeks from August[5] 8 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One[6].

You check out the full Developer Update in the video below.


  1. ^ Overwatch Summer Games (www.cnet.com)
  2. ^ Developer Update posted on YouTube (www.youtube.com)
  3. ^ 2016 skins (www.gamespot.com)
  4. ^ Overwatch (www.cnet.com)
  5. ^ August (www.cnet.com)
  6. ^ Xbox One (www.cnet.com)

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