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Overwatch - Summer Games are now live

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Overwatch - Summer Games

Overwatch's Summer Games are now live. The standard Loot Box has been replaced with a special Summer Games box, and LucioBall has a new map. Last year's items are available at a discount.

Overwatch's Summer Games 2017 event officially kicked off yesterday. The event will end on 29 August. Time-limited cosmetic items and LucioBall are back again this year. Sombra, Widowmaker, Reaper, and Junkrat among others are sporting some new, summer themed outfits.

Soldier 76 channelled everyone's dad on vacation by donning some cargo shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, socks and sandals. He also traded in his assault rifle for one that says A Salt Rifle. Dad puns.

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LucioBall has a new map this year. The football-esque map has two teams made up of a bunch of Lucios try to get a ball into the opposing team's goal. LucioBall is described as "a Brawl game mode exclusive to the event. It is an adaptation of association football, albeit with simpler rules and changes that complement Lúcio's abilities".

In case you missed the last year's skins, you can get them during this event at a discounted price. We'll go through the prices in a second.

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2016 Summer Games Cosmetic Items

  • Legendary Skins -- 1,000 credits
  • Epic Skins -- 250 credits
  • Rare tier -- 75 credits
  • Common tier -- 25 credits

Now for this year's items. 2017 Summer Games Cosmetic Items

  • Legendary Skins -- 3,000 credits
  • Epic Skins -- 750 credits
  • Rare tier -- 225 credits
  • Common tier -- 75 credits

During the event, the standard Loot Box will be replaced with a special Summer Games box. The new box will offer a chance to unlock the new items. The game's Wiki page says that there are 165 Summer Games items total, and that includes 19 Skins, 4 Emotes, 16 Victory Poses, 50 Voice Lines, 27 Sprays, 5 Highlight Intros, and 44 Player Icons.

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You'll receive one Loot Box a day for simply logging into the game while the event is live. The recent update that lowered your chances of getting duplicates in Loot Boxes still applies.