Opinion: Overwatch's Olympic themed update is great – too bad Loot Boxes have to ruin it


In case you haven’t logged on to Overwatch today, a few changes went live for Blizzard’s colorful team shooter in the name of sportsmanship and cross-brand promotion.

In celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Overwatch has undergone an athletic makeover, offering players Olympic-themed content for your favorite hero – from special skins to icons – from now until August 22.

On top of the exclusive content, a sporty new game mode was also added. Lúcioball pits two teams in a game of fútbol, and it’s centered around the eponymous Brazilian audio-medic character, Lúcio.

Essentially, it’s as if Rocket League and a first-person shooter had a baby.