Overwatch Summer Games Event 2017

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Blizzard revealed the new beach-based costumes on Overwatch's official site. The event will run from August 8 to August 28, giving Overwatch players 20 days to unlock as many loot boxes as they can in hopes of scoring the new character skins and other seasonal items. These new skins flaunt more attractive hues and designs as well.

Numerous popular legendary skins, emotes and highlight intros are returning in the loot boxes, along with some new ones. Blizzard unveiled the new cosmetics on the Overwatch site alongside a new trailer.

The gallery you see below previews the new and returning skins for Overwatch's Summer Games.

This year's event will include eight new sprays and five of them will be related to Lucioball mode.

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The second annual Summer Games starts Tuesday and lasts until August 29. The new Copa Lúcioball "offers a more competitive experience with placement matches, skill ratings tiers, leaderboards, competitive points, and more", with players earning a spray for playing ten matches, and those who place in the top 500 rewarded with an even rarer spray. 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.

This year's Summer Games will offer competitive Lucioball, with a ranked season spanning the three weeks of the event.

The event is available on multiple platforms, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.