Overwatch kicks off 2019 Summer Games event - Dexerto

Overwatch kicks off 2019 Summer Games event

Published: 16/Jul/2019 18:44 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 19:55

by Bill Cooney


The Overwatch Summer Games have arrived earlier than usual in 2019 with plenty of new skins and cosmetics for players to collect. 

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It seems Jeff Kaplan wasn’t lying when he said that Summer Games would start earlier than usual this year because it arrived less a week after the most recent Developer Update on July 11.

There’s a load of new skins and other cosmetics for players to collect, as well as a brand new way to get new skins called Weekly Challenges.

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What are the Weekly Challenges?

Weekly Challenges are a new way for players to unlock limited-time rewards every week they play Overwatch during the event.


9 wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or the Arcade each week will earn players limited-time sprays, player icons and an epic skin on top of standard earnings normally received for playing Overwatch.

Once the week’s challenge has expired, the rewards will be replaced by a new set of sprays and icons, along with a new epic skin for the new week.

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What are the rewards for each week?

There will be three weekly challenges during the three weeks that Summer Games is going on.

Week 1

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Week 2

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Week 3

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Lúcioball is back, baby

In addition to the weekly challenges, everyone’s favorite (or least favorite) Overwatch mini game is returning as well.

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Hammond gets in on the fun too with his own Lúcioball skin that actually turns him into the ball, but whether or not there’s a mode where 6 Lúcio’s can shoot around a Wrecking Ball player is unknown.


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With seven new skins to collect and a new (hopefully quicker) way to get them, Overwatch players should have more than enough to keep them busy for a few weeks.