Blizzard is no stranger to celebrating the Summer Olympics within its various properties. World of Warcraft gave out a Chinese-themed pet back in 2008, and now they’re celebrating the Olympics in Overwatch with new skins, voiceovers, sprays, and a Rocket League-style game mode based around the Games in Rio. This is the type of content Overwatch fans have been waiting for.
The celebration lasts from August 2 to 22, and opening loot boxes (either earned or purchased) in that time will unlock the various Olympics-inspired items available only over the next few weeks. The biggest addition to Overwatch is Lúcioball, which is basically Rocket League, but slower paced and with slightly different gameplay.
The new game mode is simple — your main attack punches the ball, while Lúcio’s secondary attack can blow it across the field. Your special can suck the ball towards you, and Lúcio can skate up walls and use springboard-like areas to fly across the pitch located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro.