The OverWatch Summer Games 2017 have finally gone live for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, as well as the PC. The event is expected to run through a period of three weeks, and is expected to end on August 29. The event marks the return of Lucioball, along with a selection of new and old skins.
“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”, said Blizzard in a statement.
Blizzard has also given us a new trailer for the event, along with a selection of new and old skins to choose from. There are also chances that newcomer Doomfist may also get a new Legendary skin, who was added to Overwatch’s charcater roster just a few weeks back. It’s also worth noting that skins for Overwatch Summer Games 2017 will also be available to unlock via the game’s credits system. In addition, old skins that arrived in the game last year will also be up for grabs at a slightly lower price.
Players will be able to buy Classic Summer Games skins for a 1000 credits, as opposed to the 3000 credits it usually costs to unlock Legendary skins. While new skins will be available for 3000 credits. New Overwatch Summer Games 2017 cosmetic items will cost 3000 credits for Legendary skins, 225 credits for Rare tier items, 750 credits for Epic skins, while common tier items will be available for a mere 25 credits.
Not to forget, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has also confirmed that Junkart is all geared to get a new Legendary skin, along with Mercy, Widowmaker, and McCree who’re also set to get new Legendary Skins.