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Overwatch’s Summer Games is live, now with Ice Cream Orisa

Lucioball is back with a brand-new remix

An ice cream-themed Orisa skin for Overwatch’s Summer Games 2020 Image: Blizzard Entertainment
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Overwatch’s annual Summer Games event is here, bringing back Lucioball and introducing a batch of summer-themed skins — including a spectacular ice cream-themed look for Orisa, which can be earned by winning games.

Summer Games 2020 will run from Aug. 4 to Aug. 26 in Overwatch. The Lucioball game mode is back, with a few changes. Lucio’s cooldowns are shorter, his boop and punch range are increased, he moves a little faster, and jump pads launch players higher. In short, it’s a faster, more intense game of Lucioball this year.

But there’s also an even faster, more chaotic version of Overwatch’s soccer-like game: Lucioball Remix. The new version of Lucioball has at least two balls in play at all times, but more balls will spawn periodically. Players’ positions are also not reset when someone scores — the action just keeps going after a goal. Blizzard also introduced new mercy rules for Lucioball: In the standard mode, if a team is has a five-point lead, the game ends. In Lucioball Remix, the team ahead by 10 points wins.

Players can unlock new Summer Games 2020 cosmetics by winning games across Overwatch’s various modes for the next three weeks. Here are the requirements and rewards:

Week 1

  • Win 3 Games: Baseballmari Player Icon
  • Win 6 Games: Union Jack Spray
  • Win 9 Games: Union Jack Tracer Epic Skin

Week 2

  • Win 3 Games: Golfmari Player Icon
  • Win 6 Games: Sand Castle Spray
  • Win 9 Games: Sand Castle Bastion Epic Skin

Week 3

  • Win 3 Games: Surfimari Player Icon
  • Win 6 Games: Ice Cream Spray
  • Win 9 Games: Ice Cream Orisa Epic Skin

For a look at the rest of the Summer Games 2020 skins coming to Overwatch, check out the gallery below for a peek at Tropical Baptiste, Lifeguard Pharah, Feskarn Brigitte, Karate Doomfist, and Surf’s Up Echo.

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