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Overwatch Summer Games 2021: Dates, exclusive skins, new content, and more

The biggest event of the summer is coming again to Overwatch, as players prepare to celebrate and compete in the annual Summer Games.

Every year, Blizzard Entertainment celebrates the hottest season of the year with the Summer Games, an event that brings skins, an exclusive game mode and many more surprises for Overwatch players, inspired by international sports competitions such as the Olympics.

Through an announcement on Overwatch's official Twitter account, Blizzard confirmed the Summer Games will be back this season, also showing some of the new skins and content through a new special trailer, which you can see below.

Overwatch Summer Games 2021: New exclusive skins

As part of the new content that you can find exclusively within the game, it includes the following summer skins:

Mermaid Symmetra

Overwatch Summer Games 2021 Mermaid Symmetra
(Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Poolside B.O.B. and Ashe

Overwatch Summer Games 2021 Poolside B.O.B. and Ashe
(Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Sprinkles Mei

Overwatch Summer Games 2021 Sprinkles Mei
(Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

Symmetra's, Mei's and Ashe's skins will be added as Legendaries for a cost of 3,000 Credits, while the one for B.O.B. will be available at a cost of 750 Credits.

Some other additions into the game's summer event include Winston and Sigma, which have been spotted at the event's banner you can find at the top of this article. More skins will be revealed as soon as the event starts within the game.

Overwatch Summer Games 2021: Lucioball is back!

Last but not least, prepare your skills and your best team, as the classic favorite sport among the fans of Overwatch, Lucioball, will be back again as a limited-time game mode, and as always, Blizzard could be preparing some remixes within it to give it a fresher style.

Overwatch Summer Games 2021 Lucioball
(Picture: Blizzard Entertainment)

For those who haven’t played this before, Lucioball is a game mode similar to Rocket League, where two teams of three players had to play around a football arena trying to get as many goals as possible while using only Lucio. The more goals and points you and your team collects, the higher the chances of winning the game and some rewards as well.

The Overwatch Summer Games 2021 event will be available from 20th July to 10th August, 2021.

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