Overwatch's Summer Games 2017 event now live

The 'Overwatch' Summer Games Event Will Return On Aug. 8: Over 40 New Items To Join Last Year's Olympics Skins

Just like last year's Summer Games, this event features new beach wear hero skins and items that'll only be available for a short time.

Numerous popular legendary skins, emotes and highlight intros are returning in the loot boxes, along with some new ones.

Blizzard revealed the return of the Summer Games event to Overwatch on August 8 through a tweet, which came with a picture that also teases the return of Lucioball.

Alongside the opening of the games, we get a new trailer, which you can see below.

The weapons of Sombra and Soldier: 76 in their legendary skins are the weird weapons previously spotted in last month's Doomfist video. For players who have outgrown the casual bunny slopes, there's Copa Lúcioball, a competitive version with placement matches, skill tiers and leaderboards.

Loot boxes during the Summer Games will give players a chance to earn not only the new Summer Games skins, but it will also give them a chance to unlock any of the 2016 Summer Games skins they might have missed. You'll also be able to snag gear from last year's Summer Games, which have now been discounted from 3000 to only 1000 credits.

It is also important to note that non-Lucioball sprays can be bought for 75 credits each.

Competitive has its own Match Making Ranking system and the top 500 players in the world will receive a special spray for ruling competitive.

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