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Overwatch Summer Event is now live, along with buffs and nerfs

Overwatch DVA bare foot skin summer 2018

With over than 50 new skins, emotes, voicelines, highlight intros, and other cosmetics, Blizzard Overwatch Summer Games 2018 event has now gone live. It includes 6 new Legendary Skins for Ana, Reinhardt, D.Va, Winston, Roadhog, and Zenyatta.

The Summer Games starts from today (10th of August 2018) AEST until 31st of August 2018 AEST.

The event returns with Lucio Ball and the competitive version of Copa Lucio Ball with a new arena added, the Busan Stadium.

Along with the event’s new cosmetics, a bunch of nerfs and updates to some heroes have also made it from the PTR to live:

Ana

  • Nano Boost
    • Now also instantly heals the target for 300 health
    • Range increased from 30 to 40 meters

Brigitte

  • Shield Bash
    • Cooldown increased from 6 to 7 seconds
  • Repair Pack
    • An option to control Brigitte’s Repair Pack targeting sensitivity has been added under Options > Controls > Brigitte

Doomfist

  • Rocket Punch
    • No longer impacts Symmetra’s teleporter
    • Now destroys Symmetra’s sentry turrets without stopping his movement

Hanzo

  • Lunge
    • Cooldown increased from 4 to 5 seconds

Lúcio

  • Crossfade
    • Aura radius increase from 10 to 12 meters
  • Sound Barrier
    • Temporary shields granted increased from 500 to 750

Mercy

  • Caduceus Staff
    • Healing beam reduced from 60 healing per second to 50 healing per second

Moira

  • Biotic Grasp
    • Passive energy regeneration rate increased from 2 per second to 2.4 per second

Reinhardt

  • Barrier Field
    • Decorative insignia no longer protrudes from the shield’s surface

Sombra

  • General
    • Reduced the size of Sombra’s head hit volume

Symmetra

  • Photon Projector
    • Primary fire range increased from 10 to 12

Widowmaker

  • Grappling Hook
    • Cooldown increased from 8 seconds to 10 seconds

Zarya

  • Energy
    • Drain rate reduced from 2 energy per second to 1.6 energy per second
  • Graviton Surge
    • Radius reduced from 8 to 6 meters

Here’s how the changes affect the gameplay in summary:

Overwatch Summer Games 2018 Trailer:

To read more about the event in detail, head off to Blizzard’s blog post.

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