Overwatch launches Summer Games 2020

Source
Blizzard Entertainment
Date
8/4/2020
Summary
The Overwatch Summer Games 2020 events runs from today through August 26th.

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From Blizzard Entertainment:

Let’s break it down for this year’s Summer Games! In addition to the new rewards you’ll be able to earn, your favorite cosmetic unlocks from years past will be available from August 4 through August 26, giving you a chance to catch up on rewards you may have missed!

NEW GAME MODE - LUCIOBALL REMIX

• This is a faster, more chaotic, multi-ball version of Lucioball.

• There are normally 2 balls in play throughout the match. If one gets scored, it respawns after a brief time.

• Bonus balls are periodically spawned and are worth 3 points.

• Players are not reset when a goal is scored. You keep playing.

• Mercy rule: Games end early if one team has a 10-point lead.

• Busan is getting new pillars and surfaces for more wall-riding opportunities.

• Sydney is getting a ton of jump pad surfaces, and more wall-riding opportunities.

UPDATES TO LUCIOBALL

• You can now crouch while midair to lunge down to the ground.

• Lucio’s cooldowns are much shorter.

• Lucio’s boop and punch range are increased.

• Lucio moves a little faster.

• Jump pads launch players a little higher.

• Added gamepad rumble to goal-scoring moments.

• Mercy rule: Games end early if one team has a 5-point lead.

WEEKLY CHALLENGES

• These can be completed in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or the Arcade for limited-time sprays, player icons, and an epic skin on top of standard earnings normally received for playing Overwatch.

• Week 1:
o Win 3 Games Baseballmari Player Icon
o Win 6 Games Union Jack Spray
o Win 9 Games Union Jack Tracer Epic Skin

• Week 2:
o Win 3 Games Golfmari Player Icon
o Win 6 Games Sand Castle Spray
o Win 9 Games Sand Castle Bastion Epic Skin

• Week 3:
o Win 3 Games Surfimari Player Icon
o Win 6 Games Ice Cream Spray
o Win 9 Games Ice Cream Orisa Epic Skin

NEW COSMETICS

• This year’s Summer Games includes 5 new Legendary Skins (Tropical Baptiste, Lifeguard Pharah, Feskarn Brigitte, Karate Doomfist, Surf’s Up Echo) and 3 new Epic Skins.

• Aside from Weekly Challenge rewards, new cosmetics also include 2 highlight intros, 1 emote, 3 poses, 7 player icons, and two sprays.



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