'Overwatch' 'Summer Games 2016' Patch Out Now: Adds New Skins, Game Mode And More

(Photo : Blizzard/Overwatch) The Summer Games Overwatch update is out now.

In honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Blizzard has released a Summer Games update for "Overwatch." The update comes in the form of a patch that includes various Summer Olympic-related cosmetics such as country specific skins, sprays and a new game mode.

The new game mode is a "Rocket League"-like mode called Lucioball. The game mode features three versus three soccer gameplay inside a new map. Check out the rest of the patch notes below.

New Seasonal Event: Summer Games
Crack your knuckles, stretch those hamstrings, and turn up the volume—the Summer Games are here! From now through August 22, players can earn Summer Games Loot Boxes, collect over 100 seasonal items, and challenge their friends to a futuristic soccer match in our new brawl: Lúcioball!


Competitive Play
Players who leave a competitive match before its conclusion will now have to wait for at least 10 minutes before joining another competitive match
During subsequent rounds on Assault maps (Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, and Volskaya Industries), the amount of time provided for team assembly has been reduced

Added Lúcio as an AI hero in Practice vs. AI, Play vs. AI, and Custom Game modes
Several minor, behind-the-scenes improvements have been made to the in-game matchmaker

Made several minor adjustments across Watchpoint: Gibraltar to ensure better balance for defending and attacking teams

Made several minor improvements to the way hero selection tips work:
The "No Builder" and "No Sniper Hero" warnings have been removed
"No Support Hero" now reads as "No Healer" (does not apply to Symmetra)
Hero selection tips are no longer displayed during team assembly in a Brawl
Zenyatta's Transcendence speed increase is now noted on the Hero Details screen
Players can now select which type of Loot Box (standard or seasonal) they'd like to open next
[PC Only] Players can now set an FPS cap by selecting "Custom" from the “Limit FPS” dropdown


Fixed a bug where Widowmaker’s “Noire” skin and the Origins Edition skins would not count towards unlock progress of the “Decked Out” Achievement
Fixed a bug where “The Path Is Closed” Achievement could not be obtained by D.Va while in her mech
[PC Only] Fixed a bug where players were unable to use the “Join Game” option from the social menu on their friends
Fixed a bug that caused Custom Games to ignore the “Return to Lobby” setting when the game mode was set to Competitive
Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the Tutorial to become unplayable after players switched heroes
[PC Only] Fixed a display bug with the mouse cursor for Windows systems using a 16-bit desktop
[PC Only] Removed developer option to disable all shadows via the settings file

Fixed a bug causing the “old timey” end-of-round music filter on Hollywood to remain active after leaving a match
Fixed a bug that kept the 30-seconds-remaining music from activating correctly on Payload maps.

Fixed a bug that was affecting the majority of Ana’s “Most in Game” career statistics
Fixed a bug that caused Ana’s Biotic Grenade to miss an allied Reaper while in Wraith Form
Fixed a bug with that caused Junkrat’s “Jester” and “Fool” skins to incorrectly display during a Highlight Intro
Fixed a bug that kept Soldier: 76’s Ultimate charge meter from displaying progress gained for the Tactical Visor ability in the Tutorial
Fixed a bug that caused the visuals and sound effects on Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer to malfunction when hitting an enemy
Fixed a bug that caused Widowmaker’s “Widow’s Kiss” spray to be replaced by the “Je Te Vois” spray

Competitive Play
Fixed a bug that kept grouped players from being able to rejoin a match when disconnected
Fixed a bug that caused a player’s Skill Rating to be displayed incorrectly when rejoining a match in progress

Fixed an issue hindering Ana from restoring allies to full health
Fixed an issue allowing Reaper to use Wraith Form to escape in situations where he should be stunned

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