Time to dust off those rusty soccer skills and dive into the Summer Overwatch Games. After about a year of waiting for the Overwatch event, we’ve finally got another shot at claiming all that Summer-Games exclusive loot in Lúcioball matches! From unique player icons and skins to victory poses and highlight intros, there’s plenty of rare content that’s up for grabs – if you’re lucky enough, that is. You’ll be able to grab most content from past Summer-Games Overwatch event for a nice discount, as well as picking up some all new skins, animations, and items that make an appearance this time ‘round.
New in the Overwatch Summer Games
As for the actual updates to Lúcioball, we’ve got an entirely new map set in Sydney, Australia. Though fret not, if you were unnaturally attached to and looking forward to the old Estádio das Rãs map, it makes a glorious reappearance once again in this year’s Overwatch summer games. Aside from the maps and skins, there have been a few, rather drastic, changes to the mechanics at work behind Lúcio’s gameplay in this year’s Lúcioball games.
Lúcio’s gameplay differed vastly in Lúcioball as it did in other modes; it seems that this will also hold true in this year’s Lúcioball mode. The biggest of these changes has to be the new mechanics implemented in Lúcio’s Ultimate move. Previously, it would allow you to quickly attract and yank the ball towards Lúcio; now, however, he will gain a timed effect that will boost his speed and jump height for its duration.
Another significant change to Lúcioball is that players can no longer boop each other. This’ll definitely elicit grateful thanks from many players in the community since it cuts down on some of the shady or aggressive techniques used by some.
Making its debut this year is a Lúcioball tourney! You can enter both casually as well as competitively, with the competitive mode being the Copa Lúcioball League which can be found in the Arcade. Participating in 10 competitive Overwatch games will net you a spray to show off your participation in the 2017 competitive Summer-Games. Clawing your way into the top 500 will see you rewarded with a unique, limited-issue spray! Only 500 of these exist!
What are you looking forward to most in this year’s Summer-Games Overwatch event? Let us know how you do in the events and good luck out there!