Hi PlayStation gamers. For the next three weeks, you can earn limited-edition Loot Boxes, each containing at least one item from our brand new collection of more than 100 seasonal goodies. And you’ll also be able to challenge your friends on a futuristic soccer field in our new brawl: Lúcioball.
Throughout the course of this event, Loot Boxes are sporting a brand new look, but the packaging isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Inside, players will find new cosmetic items commemorating the Summer Games, including sprays, emotes, highlight intros, player icons, and skins — even a few legendary skins.
Every time you earn a Loot Box (regardless of the mode you’re playing) or purchase one during the event, you’ll receive at least one item from the Summer Games collection. These items cannot be purchased with credits, and they’re heading back into the vault on August 22. So, if you’ve got your eye on that high-diving Roadhog icon, there’s no time to lose.
No Summer Games event would be complete without a display of athletic expertise, which is why we’re unveiling a brand new brawl: Lúcioball! Overwatch’s spin on soccer places you in a fast-paced, 3v3 match featuring Lúcio. Players will hit the field in Rio de Janeiro, punching, bouncing, booping, and wall-riding their way to the goal.
Understanding how Lúcio’s abilities affect the ball is the key to mastering Lúcioball. For this brawl, his primary fire has been replaced with a melee attack, allowing Lúcio to punch the ball — perfect for dribbling, passing, and shooting from short range. When you need to launch the ball across the map, Lúcio’s secondary attack emits a blast of sound that gets the job done nicely.
Unlike other game modes, the speed boost from Lúcio’s song only affects himself (Amp It Up will still increase that boost for Lucio, as it does normally), and Lúcio’s ultimate ability, Sound Barrier, now pulls the ball toward him.
This is our very first seasonal event, but there are more on the horizon. We’re not quite ready to reveal our plans, but you can expect to see more limited-edition Loot Box items, maps, and modes in the future.
Fire up Overwatch and dive in, because Summer Games is live today on PS4. We’ll see you in Rio!