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Overwatch Summer Games Week 1 Challenges: How to Complete

Ocean King Winston is available as a Week 1 challenge reward during the annual Overwatch Summer Games event this year.
Ocean King Winston is available as a Week 1 challenge reward during the annual Overwatch Summer Games event this year. / Photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

The Overwatch Summer Games Week 1 challenges are live as players have a chance to earn the Ocean King Winston skin.

Weekly challenges are an exciting way for players to earn free skins during Overwatch events. As standard procedures go during limited time events in Overwatch, players will need to complete three stages of challenges within seven days to unlock some free cosmetic rewards well worth their efforts.

Overwatch Summer Games Week 1 Challenges: How to Complete

From July 20 to July 27, players have the opportunity to grab the first of three epic skins with the event's first set of weekly challenges now active. Whereas last year's iteration of the Summer Games required players to win games, 2021's return simply invites players to play matches.

  • Play 9 Games: earn the Ocean King Winston Player Icon
  • Play 18 Games: earn the Ocean King Winston Spray
  • Play 27 Games: earn the Ocean King Winston Epic Skin

The matches can be played in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or the Arcade to be eligible for these challenges. Players should still look to be victorious, however, as wins count as two games.

Players might opt into playing some Lúcioball during Summer Games considering it's the event's featured mode.

Sunset Pharah and Nihon Hanzo are the other two reward skins up for grabs in weekly challenges during this year's event.

Once the 2021 Overwatch Summer Games come to an end on Aug. 10, the skins will no longer be available through challenges.

For more on Overwatch Summer Games 2021, feel free to check out our coverage of Mermaid Symmetra, Poolside Ashe and Sprinkles Mei.