After a leak earlier today, Blizzard has officially unveiled its new Overwatch event that ties-in with the upcoming Olympic Games.
Coined The Summer Games, Blizzard has revealed that for the next three weeks players will be able to earn special seasonal Loot Boxes, collect over 100 new cosmetic items, and play a new brawl called: Lúcioball. The new items will include themed sprays, emotes, victory poses, highlight intros, player icons, and some special skins. Additionally, each seasonal Loot Box you receive is guaranteed to contain at least one item from the Summer Games 2016 collection.
All items unlocked will remain with the player following the conclusion of the event, although the collection will be locked back up come August 22nd, taking with it any chance to win more Summer Games’ items.
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 on their way to victory.
Each game of Lúcioball lasts four minutes, and the team that scores the most goals in that time…wins!”
I couldn’t care less about all the new cosmetic items, but Lúcioball — Overwatch’s version of Rocket League — sign me up. Sign me up eight times.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.