New Lúcioball map and loads of cosmetics for Overwatch Summer Games 2018

Overwatch Summer Games 2018

The World Cup may be over Lúcioball has just begun. Overwatch Summer Games 2018 has returned with the event-exclusive brawl, where two teams of three skate around the Estádio das Rãs, Sydney Harbour Arena, and the all-new Busan Stadium in a loose take on soccer. Why the name? Because everyone plays as Lúcio.

Lúcioball is available as both casual and competitive (Copa Lúcioball) versions, with the latter tapping onto Overwatch’s skill rating tiers and system. The objective is to score the most goals but what’s different are the jump pads and wall-running opportunities dotting the map. Then there are Lúcio’s abilities, modified to better suit the mode. New this year is the Turbo Boost Ultimate, boosting Lúcio’s movement speed and jump height.

The other (and arguably larger) highlight of any Overwatch event are the flood of new cosmetics — over 50 of them, apparently. Blizzard have crafted Legendary skins for Ana, Zenyatta, Reinhardt, Roadhog, D.Va, and Winston, as well as Epic skins for Sombra, Moira, and Brigitte. These join a pool of over 200 Summer Games cosmetics new and old, so there’s still a chance of getting items you may have missed before.

Gush over all the new skins, emotes, and highlight intros over at the official page. As for the loot boxes, they can either be acquired in-game or purchased for real money (quick note that Blizzard Shop purchases only apply to PC accounts).

The Overwatch Summer Games run till 31 August 2018.

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