Overwatch's Olympic skins will get you feeling mighty athletic

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August 3, 2016 by Kris Ligman

Tracer, what are you doing with that Union Jack.

In honor of the Summer Olympics kicking off this Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Blizzard is rolling out a series of commemorative skins which showcase Overwatch's mighty heroes repping for their countries' athletic teams.

You acquire these alternate costumes through special, limited-edition 'Summer Games' lootboxes. Players can obtain these boxes for free as you would through normal play progression, or buy two for $1.99 -- however, the outfits are not purchasable with in-game credit, nor will they be available in the store after August 22nd.

All of this rolls out alongside a new map and brawl game mode, Lucioball. It's like Rocket League, but with 600% more Lucio.

Not all of the heroes have Olympic themed costumes; others have victory poses to do with their associated sports, and there may be a few we haven't seen yet! You can check out the official announcement trailer above, or keep scrolling for our complete gallery.

Lucio playing soccer for Brazil. Lucio playing soccer Lucioball for Brazil.

Tracer repping Great Britain for track and field. Tracer repping Great Britain for track and field.

Zarya, Olympic weightlifter for Russia. Zarya, Olympic weightlifter for Russia.

Torbjorn representing Sweden for... turrets. Torbjorn representing Sweden for... turrets.

McCree representing the good ol' U.S. of A. (we don't need a sport). McCree representing the good ol' U.S. of A. (we don't need a sport).

Genji representing Japan in the field of Being A Cyborg Ninja. Genji representing Japan for ninjutsu (the national sport).

D.Va repping South Korea in esports. D.Va repping South Korea in esports.

Mercy, Olympic representative from Switzerland in the sport of improper firing stance. Mercy, Olympic representative from Switzerland in the sport of improper firing stance.

For characters without Summer Games costumes, we're still seeing some cool in-game sprays and victory poses for that character. Here's Soldier 76 playing the Ultimate Dad Sport, golf:

And here's Symmetra, twirling:

And here are a few of the new sprays!

Australian Olympic bellyflop champion Roadhog. Australian Olympic bellyflop champion Roadhog.

Olympic boxer Bastion (country of origin: ?????) Olympic boxer Bastion (country of origin: ?????)

Reinhardt, Olympic wrestler from Germany. Reinhardt, Olympic wrestler from Germany.

Olympic squash competitor from Australia, Junkrat. Olympic squash competitor from Australia, Junkrat.

Olympic markswoman from Egypt, Ana Amari. Olympic markswoman from Egypt, Ana Amari.

Representing Nepal, Olympic judo competitor Zenyatta. Representing Nepal, Olympic judo competitor Zenyatta.

A few more we haven't seen in the wild yet, apart from this sticker sheet: Mei with Olympic ping-pong, Hanzo for archery, Pharah for basketball, and Reaper for mountain biking?!?! A few more we haven't seen in the wild yet, apart from this sticker sheet: Mei with Olympic ping-pong, Hanzo for archery, Pharah for basketball, and Reaper for mountain biking?!?!