The 2016 Summer Games Seasonal event for Overwatch marked the very first event for the game, releasing a ton of new cosmetic items and a new brawl called Lucioball that was essentially Rocket League mixed with the capabilities of Lucio’s Sonic Amplifier with some tweaks here and there. Well, good news for those of you who might have jumped on the Overwatch train a little later, as the Summer Games event is making a return in 2017 running from Aug. 8 – 29 with tons of new and returning content.
What’s New in Overwatch’s Summer Games 2017? Everything You Need to Know
In terms of cosmetics, both older skins and brand new ones centered around the Summer Games theme will be available for purchase via the in-game currency system and through Summer Games loot-boxes. Back during the 2016 Summer Games, cosmetic items were not available for purchase through the credit system, leaving your chances for grabbing your favorite skin completely up to luck. However this year, all the returning items will be priced the same as normal cosmetic items instead of the usual increased prices that will be applicable to all the new skins, highlight intros, emotes, and more. So, for example, Tracer’s legendary Sprinter skin from last year will be priced at 1000 coins, whereas the new skin for Mercy will be the normal event legendary price of 3000 coins. You can check out all the new skins here, and last year’s Summer Game’s skins here.
Summer Games 2017 Cosmetic Items
- Legendary Skins – 3,000 coins
- Epic Skins – 750 coins
- Rare tier – 225 coins
- Common tier – 75 coins
Summer Games 2016 Cosmetic Items
- Legendary Skins – 1,000 coins
- Epic Skins – 250 coins
- Rare tier – 75 coins
- Common tier – 25 coins
Along with skins, there are also two new highlight intros including one for Pharah pulling off an impressive dunk.
As well as one for Hanzo showing off his archery skills.
Finally, we also have one new emote for Ana, who adorably plays with a beach ball.
In total there are over 40 new cosmetic items to collect along with all the old ones from next year. Additional items will include sprays, victory poses, player icons, and voice lines.
Check out the next page for all the big changes coming to fan-favorite brawl, Lucioball.