The Overwatch Summer Games 2018 event is now well and truly over for another year, wrapping up right at the end of August. In this Overwatch Summer Games 2018 guide, we'll be detailing everything there was to know about the event while it was still on, including the various Overwatch Summer Games 2018 skins you could earn.
We have a wealth of additional guides on Overwatch here at USgamer, all of which can be found in our Overwatch guides hub, including guides on how to perfect your playstyle as your favorite hero, as well as how to earn Loot Boxes as quickly as possible.
Overwatch Summer Games 2018 End Date
It feels like forever ago since Overwatch took the world by storm all the way back in 2016. The Summer Games event of that year was the very first event that Blizzard ever ran for their new hero shooter, and the Summer Games event returned for the third year in a row in 2018, having started back on August 9.
You'll get a kick out of this!Overwatch (@OverwatchEU) August 3, 2018
Team up with your friends for Summer Games on August 9. pic.twitter.com/op5y0cDa2Q
As everyone who's been playing Overwatch knows by now, events don't stick around forever. The Summer Games event for Overwatch in 2018 wrapped up back on August 30. If past trends are anything to go by, then we should have to wait until next summer before the event returns.
Overwatch Ranked Lucio Ball
Remember Lucio Ball from the Summer Games 2016 event? It returned with a few new tweaks in the Summer Games 2017 event, namely that each Lucio player could no longer knock other players away, and Ultimates now increase Lucio's Boop speed, instead of pulling the ball towards the player using the Ultimate, like it used to.
Overwatch Summer Games 2018 Legendary Skins
Just below, we've compiled a complete list of all the brand new character skins available with the Overwatch Summer Games 2018 event. There's a lot to like here, namely the brand new D.Va and Zenyatta skins in particular.
Strike opponents out with CATCHER WINSTON (Legendary)!Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 5, 2018
Join us in Busan for Summer Games, kicking off August 9. pic.twitter.com/QrlWm6pdzs
Break enemy lines with Gridironhardt Reinhardt (Legendary)!— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 4, 2018
Join us in Busan for Summer Games, kicking off August 9. pic.twitter.com/DIHj9XmaBv
Stay cool in the shade with CABANA ANA (Legendary)!Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 6, 2018
Join us in Busan for Summer Games, kicking off August 9. pic.twitter.com/algIOwJUGV
Body check enemies with LACROSSE ROADHOG (Legendary)!Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 7, 2018
Join us in Busan for Summer Games, kicking off August 9. pic.twitter.com/PKi1wHFGK0
Hit a home run headshot with FASTBALL ZENYATTA (Legendary)!Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) August 9, 2018
Join us in Busan for Summer Games, kicking off August 9. pic.twitter.com/T7chyXEK3S
But it won't just be new skins that are included with the Overwatch Summer Games 2018 event. Just below, you can take a look at all the skins that debuted in the 2017 event, that are now available in-game, both in loot boxes, and to be purchased with coins.
Just above might be the complete list of 2017 Summer Games skins that were introduced last year, but just below you can find a list of all the skins that are even older, going back to the Summer Games event for 2016.
For all the information you need to get unlocking Loot Boxes as quickly as possible and earning these Rare and Legendary skins, head on over to our Overwatch Loot Box guide.
If you need any help with anything else relating to Overwatch whatsoever, then make sure to check out our Overwatch tips and tricks guide, as well as our guide to the best Overwatch heroes in each class.
This might be the end of our guide to the Overwatch Summer Games event, but as we previously mentioned, the event will shortly be ending. We'll be sure to update this page if Blizzard announces any future events for the game.
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