The annual Summer Games event for Overwatch is coming back for its third year, and it looks like we’ll be getting a new Lucioball map.
The English Overwatch Twitter account announced Summer Games will launch on August 9, and the Korean account went further by saying that Busan Stadium will play host to Lucioball.
Busan is one of the larger cities in South Korea, and Busan Stadium is set to join Estadio das Ras and Sydney Harbour Arena as Lucioball maps.
Lucioball is coming back when Summer Games launches for Overwatch, with a brand new map
The mode was first brought in during the summer of 2016, when the Olympic Games were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As the game’s Brazilian character, a mode around Lucio and the country’s love of football seemed a perfect fit.
Two teams of three, where everyone plays as Lucio, compete to score the large ball into the opposing team’s goal by hitting it or using Soundwave. Wall-riding increases his speed, and there are pads which increase jump height.
Since then, the mode has undergone a few changes, and there’s now even a ranked system around it.
Last year, Blizzard added the Australian map, and also changed up the abilities you can use.
Nowadays, Soundwave no longer pushes enemy players, Crossfade no longer affects teammates, and his Ultimate Ability, Turbo Boost, now increases Lucio’s speed and jump height, rather than dragging the ball to him.
In Copa Lucioball, the ranked mode, players must complete 10 placement matches, just like in Overwatch’s standard competitive play mode. After that, they will be matched against players of equal skill level. In ranked, Lucioball matches are 6 minutes long, rather than 4 minutes.
You can expect new competitor rewards like sprays and icons for the new season of Copa Lucioball, included an animated spray for the top 500 players in each region.
As for the rest of the Summer Games, you can expect all kinds of new skins, sprays, highlight intros, and much more to be announced soon.
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