Overwatch Summer Games 2019 event is now live

Get a look at the new skins and challenges from the Overwatch Summer Games 2019 event.

Out of the blue (sea), the Overwatch Summer Games 2019 event has kicked off, bringing a selection of steamy new skins to the hero shooter, along with some challenges for all players.

This year's event will run from July 16 to August 5, giving you three weeks to get your fill of beach-themed action, including what we've all been waiting for: Torbjorn in a swimsuit. Move over Hanzo, there's a new man in town.

New to Overwatch, this year’s Summer Games event introduces Weekly Challenges that will reward you with various goodies when completed. Currently players are tasked with winning nine matches in Quick Play, Arcade or Competitive play, which will grant some limited-time sprays and icons, as well as an Epic Skin.

Overwatch Summer Games 2019 new skins

This year’s collection of skins include outfits for Hanzo, Genji, Reaper, Reinhardt, Torbjorn (in a swimsuit!), Mei, and Wrecking Ball. Here’s what they all look like:

Overwatch summer Games 2019 Hanzo Skin
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Overwatch summer Games 2019 genji Skin
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Overwatch summer Games 2019 Reaper Skin
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Overwatch summer Games 2019 Reinhardt Skin
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Overwatch summer Games 2019 Mei Skin
© Blizzard

Overwatch summer Games 2019 torbjorn Skin
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Overwatch summer Games 2019 Wrecking Ball Skin
© Blizzard

All the skins from previous Summer Games will also once again become available to earn, letting you catch up on anything you might have missed in the years gone by. In addition to skins there are also two new emotes, a new highlight intro, three new victory poses, two new sprays and nine new icons to earn. Good luck grabbing them all!

As usual, this year’s Summer Games also sees the return of Lucioball for players to try their hand at. There are no other new modes available this year, however. The Overwatch Summer Games 2019 event will run from July 16 until August 5.

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