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Overwatch Summer Games are making a 2017 comeback

by: Kinsey -
More On: Overwatch

And all the Tracer fans of the world let out a collective sigh of relief. 

So, it's pretty self-explanatory. Blizzard is bringing back Overwatch's Summer Games this year (interestingly not following the pattern of the actual Olympics as it seemed like they would last year, but who's complaining). And of course, what are the Summer Games without Lúcioball?

The popular gamemode is making a limited-time resurgence much as it did last year, but with a few notable changes (and hopefully approximately 53% fewer character-change glitches). For one, Blizzard is adding a new Sydney stadium map to accompany the returning Rio map. Some of the core mechanics of the game are also changing; Lúcio's Soundwave is no longer a factor, and his Ultimate has been altered to affect his speed rather than sucking the ball towards the player. 

But getting back to my earlier comment about Tracer, I'm sure we all remember that in Overwatch's infancy, special event items were not purchasable. Luck of the draw all around. Naturally, this led to some indignation (much of it mine, because I wanted those darn Tracer skins) that stemmed from players completely unable to get their desired skin. If you were one of these people, you'll be happy to know that this is your chance to get those items you'd missed out on before. In addition to the new cosmetics (which will run at the same tripled cost as they do for other events) Blizzard is also making available their old 2016 content for a reduced price. That means you can pick up old legendary skins for 1,000 credits, epic skins for 250 credits, and so on. 

It's a great opportunity for collectors, or even just people were heartbroken to miss out on a coveted skin, and that's saying nothing of all the new content coming to the table. Just make sure not to miss the Games; they run from August 8 to August 29 on Xbox One, PlayStation, and PC.

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