Overwatch Summer Games Event Adding New Legendary Skins

Donna Miller
August 10, 2018

Every year, Overwatch players celebrate a number of in-game events, including the Chinese New Year, Christmas, and the Summer Games.

What are the Overwatch Summer Games skins? Besides the return of Lucioball, Overwatch fans will also have the opportunity to unlock some new skins, with Blizzard taking to Twitter to reveal the new Legendary tier skins that will be added to the game tomorrow.

Blizzard has already revealed several Legendary skins coming with the event - "Catcher Winston" and "Gridironhardt Reinhardt", baseball and American football-themed skins respectively, the flowery "Waverider D.Va", and "Cabana Ana" - quite possibly inspired by Ana's voice line "this is much better than a cabana on the beach".

Speaking of loot boxes, anyone who logs into Overwatch during the Summer Games 2018 will be met with a loot box to open, free of charge, as a thank you from Blizzard for the community's continued support.

This year, Blizzard has been teasing new skins every day in the run-up to the Summer Games release date.

Today, fans got a glimpse of the new Roadhog Lacrosse skin, which is a full armour set, complete with helmet and a ripped Lacrosse net for his hook.

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One of those will require you to run around the game world in search of Rift Portals to use, which is much easier said than done. One of this week's challenges tasks players with hitting a golf ball from tee to green on five different holes.

Longtime Overwatch fans are likely excited to get their hands on new legendary skins, but it's worth pointing out that skins from previous Summer Games events will be available as well.

This will be your only chance to acquire any of the Summer Games items this year, as once it finishes they'll be locked away until 2019's event, so make sure you hop to it if you're eyeing a particular skin, spray, emote, victory pose, or highlight intro.

Join us in Busan for Summer Games, kicking off August 9.

The content update will bring in the new skins, theme and the Lucio Ball game mode.

Get the details below, and have a look at the skins up for grabs.

However, Overwatch players will be guaranteed at least Summer Games Event item in the Summer Games Promo lootbox.

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