Overwatch Summer Games update now live

overwatch summer games olympicsRumoured this week, it looks like Overwatch players will be able to get on board with the Rio Olympics and celebrate with a specially themed game of football/soccer for a limited time. Not only that, but special loot boxes will also be available, containing items that cannot be purchased, but only earned.

Lucioball is an interesting take on football, which some might find comparisons with Rocket League. It is a 3v3 game of football that lasts for four minutes, and the team with the most goals wins. Take advantage of jump pads and speed-boosting wall to “punch, glide, block, bounce, and boop” to victory. This new mode is available from today until August 22nd.

As well as the new game mode, there are over 100 new seasonal cosmetic items to unlock, and they’re all very sporty. Expect items such as themed sprays, emotes, victory poses, highlight intros, player icons, and “very special skins.”

Blizzard claims that it has more seasonal events planned for Overwatch, which we will learn about in the future. Hmmm, this could get rather interesting!

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