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Here's the first legendary skin from next week's Overwatch Summer Games event

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Update: Today Blizzard gave us our first look at one of the upcoming legendary skins for the Summer Games event. Waveracer D.Va styles the South Korean pro gamer turned mech pilot as a jet skiing wave runner. Take a look above.

Original Story: Blizzard put out the word on Twitter last night that the 2018 Overwatch Summer Games will kick off on August 9 and run until August 30. 

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Blizzard didn't say what special sorts of excitement this year's summertime sporting event will bring us, but I'd say it's a good bet (especially given that image) that the 3-on-3 soccer-styled Lucioball brawl will be back, and I'm reasonably confident that we'll see new skins and cosmetics, and a return of at least some of the items from previous events. New skins in the 2017 Summer Games cost the standard amount for event skins (3000 gold), while 2016 skins were a third of that price.

Last year's event also made a few changes to the 2016 version of Lucioball, and I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen again. Nobody fiddles like Blizzard, after all. A more detailed look at the 2018 Overwatch Summer Games is presumably on the way, and we'll let you know when it gets here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.