Overwatch 3rd Summer Games Bring New Winston Skins, Twitch Rewards

Blizzard is gearing up for the third annual Overwatch Summer Games this week. The event is set to begin on August 9 and includes several changes, new features, and a couple more signature skins. This year, players also have the opportunity to earn Twitch rewards just for playing.

Winston and Ana get hot summer looks for this year's Games. The Legendary “Catcher Winston” skin features some very war-like baseball catcher padding along with a pair of sleek shades. Ana looks like an expert at blocking the sun's rays in a new “Cabana Ana” Legendary skin.

Blizzard partnered with Twitch Prime for this year's in-game action, scoring some special rewards for players. The Summer Games last through August 30, but all players who link their Twitch and Overwatch accounts will have the chance to earn special loot boxes and other items from Twitch through September 3.

Like previous Summer Games, each character represents their country of origin, much like the Olympic games, the event is modeled after. And like last year, Lucioball is back to provide a different kind of sportsmanship within the shooter. New sprays, emotes, and skins for each character are all part of the event as well.

Unlike past Summer Games, this year the theme takes a more general summertime look. Based on Blizzard's promo shots, bikinis and other beach gear are just as prominent among the signature skins as athletic jerseys. The new skins will be available once the event kicks off on Thursday through loot boxes or as in-game purchases.

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