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Overwatch Summer Games 2020 release date news this week

Overwatch continues to be updated by Blizzard and the next major patch could include the 2020 Summer Games event. New maps and characters aren’t expected to arrive in large supply until Overwatch 2, but that doesn’t mean the end of the seasonal events players are used to. The Overwatch Summer Games look set to kick off very soon and that means we could start finding out about new skins this week. So far there have been no new leaks or hints from Blizzard regarding what they have planned for August and early September.

OVERWATCH SUMMER GAMES RELEASE DATE

Blizzard has not made any big announcements yet regarding the 2020 Overwatch Summer Games event, but news could be shared this week.

That’s based on the timings of previous Summer Games events, which had an August 2 release date in 2016, an August 8 release date in 2017, and an August 9 release date in 2018.

Last year’s event began much earlier, beginning on July 16 and running until August 5.

Based on past releases, the 2020 Overwatch Summer Games could begin on August 4, or August 11, on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

In addition to sporty skins for fan favourite characters, the highlight of the Summer Games event is Lucioball.

The game mode takes place in Rio de Janeiro’s Estádio das Rãs, the Sydney Harbour Arena, and the Busan Stadium.

It’s possible Blizzard will introduce new arenas and variations as part of the 2020 Lucioball update.

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Blizzard previously added a ranked mode with skill ratings, leaderboards, and the “toughest opponents Lucioball can offer”.

The Overwatch Summer Games is expected to run for around three weeks, meaning it should last throughout August.

The description from last year’s event explains: “Celebrate another season of thrilling competition with Summer Games Loot Boxes, brimming with new skins, player icons, voice lines, emotes, victory poses, and more.

“Items from previous years’ Summer Games events are also available. Don’t wait too long—like any vacation, the Overwatch Summer Games will be over before you know it.

“This year, we’re challenging Summer Games participants to win games in Overwatch and earn weekly rewards, including athletic new skins for Reaper, Mei, and Reinhardt. We’re also adding leagues of other new seasonal items, available alongside our growing collection of summer gear from previous years, and bringing back Lúcioball.”

New cosmetic items are expected to be added to the game, alongside old skins and character outfits.

New content may be harder to find, unless Blizzard decides it’s needed to keep players interacting with the game.

Source Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

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