Overwatch Summer Games 2017 are here

Todd Singleton
August 10, 2017

Players will be able to unlock over 50 new seasonal items including legendary skins like Mercy's Winged Victory, Grillmaster: 76, and Lifeguard McCree alongside all summer gear from past year.

The Summer Games 2017 event of "Overwatch" is now online, adding seven new legendary skins to the game.

Among the more noteworthy new skins are Widowmaker's bikini and Sombra's snorkeling outfit.

Now which summer skins are you most excited about?

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Without further ado, here are the new emotes, victory poses, sprays and highlight intros the newest "Overwatch" update brings. The new epic skins can be purchased for 750 credits, rare cosmetic items for 225 credits, and common cosmetic items for 75 credits.

His ultimate ability has also changed as it no longer pulls the ball towards the player, and instead increases the character's speed and the speed of his "boop".

Blizzard revealed the return of the Summer Games event to Overwatch on August 8 through a tweet, which came with a picture that also teases the return of Lucioball. It will be easier to do now as well, as old Summer Games skins have a lower price compared to the 3000 credit price tag on new skins. In contrast to the previous event, there are not many skins which focused on Olympics. For players who have outgrown the casual bunny slopes, there's Copa Lúcioball, a competitive version with placement matches, skill tiers and leaderboards. However, three sprays have to be unlocked through achievements and one has to be unlocked by completing 10 competitive matches in Lucioball.

The Overwatch Summer Games event kick off august 8 and last through august 29.

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