Overwatch’s Summer Olympic Games Event Officially Unveiled by Blizzard

on August 2, 2016 4:01 PM

After the leak earlier today, Blizzard officially unveiled its new Overwatch Event tied-in with the upcoming Olympic Games.

The Summer Games event includes special seasonal loot boxes, over 100 cosmetic items and a new 3v3 brawl named Lúcioball. The festivities starts today, and the loot boxes include themed sprays, emotes, victory poses, highlight intros, player icons, and some “very special skins.”

The event will end on August 22nd, and the items won’t be available anymore after that, even if those that you’ll manage to unlock will be yours forever.

Below you can check out a description of Lúcioball, and a trailer.

“Lúcioball! This futuristic spin on soccer places you in a fast-paced, 3v3 match featuring everyone’s favorite beat-dropping Brazilian.

Teams will face-off in the beautiful Estádio das Rãs, located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Equipped with jump pads and speed-boosting walls, this unique arena amplifies Lúcio’s abilities, allowing players to punch, glide, block, bounce, and boop and their way to victory.

Each game of Lúcioball lasts four minutes, and the team that scores the most goals in that time…wins!”

 /  Executive News Editor
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