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The Summer Games is a summer sports and recreation-based event in Overwatch. The event includes the game modes Lúcioball and its competitive variant, Copa Lúcioball, and two maps exclusive to the game mode, Estádio das Rãs and Sydney Harbour Arena.
The event also contains a limited series of items, which can be earned through special Loot Boxes, and unlocked through Hero Gallery within the span of the event. All event-exclusive content becomes unobtainable once the event ends and will remain locked until next Summer Games event.
Event dates Edit
- Summer Games 2016 started on 02 August, 2016 and ended on 22 August, 2016.
- Summer Games 2017 started on 08 August, 2017 and ended on 29 August, 2017.
- Main article: Lúcioball
Lúcioball is a Arcade game mode exclusive to the event, introduced during the 2016 Summer Games. It is an adaptation of association football/soccer, albeit with simpler rules and changes that complement Lúcio's abilities. In Summer Games 2017, some mechanics are changed to enhance the playing experience. Furthermore a competitive version of Lúcioball, Copa Lúcioball is introduced. Also since Summer Games 2017, 3 Special Achievements tied to this brawl have been introduced; they will unlock sprays when obtained.
Summer Games items Edit
- The Summer Games 2016 event was based on the 2016 Summer Olympics which took place at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the same place where the Estádio das Rãs map is located.
- Although its name is Summer Games, the event takes place in winter for Brazil and Australia (the locations of Lúcioball's maps), as the two countries are located in Southern Hemisphere.