Overwatch 2 has officially started the Summer Games event for 2023. Players can try a new game mode, earn free cosmetics, and pick up some summer themed skins in the store for the duration of the Summer Games event Overwatch 2 Case.
The Summer Games is an annual in-game event that returns Overwatch 2 themed after the hottest season of the year. The event combines the summer holidays with the Olympic Games to present a collection of unique cosmetics and activities to the players every year.
In 2023, the Summer Games bring a new twist Overwatch 2 Case. The main protagonist is the Tropical Doomfist Epic skin, which all players can earn simply by completing challenges Overwatch 2 during the event. In addition to the Doomfist skin and accompanying On Vacation Victory Pose, by completing these challenges, players can earn a dozen other sprays, player icons, and amulets, as well as tons of Battle Pass experience.
Winston’s Beach Volleyball is a brand new arcade mode that comes with the Overwatch 2 Summer games also this year. Similar to Lucioball, this 3v3 challenge requires players to smack a giant volleyball across the sandy battlefield to knock it down on the opponent’s side of the field. The first team to score 10 points in this mode wins the game.
Lucioball is also returning for the duration of the Summer Games. All three Lucioball maps are added in the rotation, plus the Lucioball Remix mode that features multiple balls at once. Many of the challenges of the Summer Games in Overwatch 2 must be completed in Winston’s Beach Volleyball or Lucioball, so players shouldn’t be afraid to jump in and try these game modes.
As always, there will be numerous new and returning Summer Games skins in the shop as part of the event. One of the more exciting additions is Mercy’s new Lifeguard skin, as well as a Baywatch-inspired Rescue Run highlight intro. Players can claim these skins and participate in the event until it ends on July 24th.
The Overwatch 2 Event also features a new event UI in the game’s main menu. This new UI is an addition to the existing one in the Challenges section of the game and clearly displays the character’s progress toward their objectives, the duration of the event, and quick links to achieve the required game modes. Hopefully, Overwatch 2 will continue to use and refine this elegant new feature in future game events.
Overwatch 2 is now available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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