This year's Summer Games will bring back some familiar elements that players enjoyed last year, while also adding new things for players to look forward to.
The heart of the Summer Games event in 2017 is once again Lucioball. Gameplay has been altered to prevent Lucios from booping each other, and Lucio's ultimate now buffs his own speed and agility rather than simply pulling the ball directly towards himself. That involves doing placements, being ranked and then trying to climb the ladder. Alternatively, players can purchase the older Summer Games items at normal credit prices rather than the inflated 3x prices of new items.
The Summer Games, the first seasonal event ever held by Blizzard for Overwatch, is coming back to the massively popular multiplayer shooter on August 8.
"Over 150 cosmetic items are available, but don't wait too long-these Loot Boxes will be will gone before you know it".
The Overwatch Summer Games event went live today on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Lucio Ball also make a comeback with some tweaks, and with a brand new competitive titled "Copa Lucio Ball", where players can compete and unlock a unique in-game spray for the game.