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Overwatch – Summer Games 2020 now live

Posted on August 4, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Overwatch has kicked off its Summer Games 2020 event. Players can participate in a new game mode, earn new rewards, and unlock cosmetics from past years.

Here’s a full rundown of the event:

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:
    • Win 3 Games | Baseballmari Player Icon
    • Win 6 Games | Union Jack Spray
    • Win 9 Games | Union Jack Tracer Epic Skin
  • Week 2:
    • Win 3 Games | Golfmari Player Icon
    • Win 6 Games | Sand Castle Spray
    • Win 9 Games | Sand Castle Bastion Epic Skin
  • Week 3:
    • Win 3 Games | Surfimari Player Icon
    • Win 6 Games | Ice Cream Spray
    • 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.

Overwatch Summer Games 2020 will run between August 4 and August 26.

Source: Blizzard PR

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