Overwatch Summer Games 2020: 3 New Event Game Ideas

Overwatch Summer Games 2020: 3 event gamemode ideas to keep the event fresh.
Overwatch Summer Games 2020: 3 event gamemode ideas to keep the event fresh. | Image courtesy of Blizzard

Overwatch Summer Games 2020 is assumed to be the next seasonal event in Blizzard's first-person shooter. The next Overwatch event hopefully brings new features and skins, but historically the game mode, Lucioball, has stayed the same over the years.

Back in March Jeff Kaplan said in an interview, "we’re not adding a new sport – there won’t be a new Lucio Ball (or Lucio hockey is what everyone really wants). We won’t be adding that, but we’re putting some cool twists on the existing content and trying to keep the game fresh." This is a list of what that might look like for the 2020 Summer Games event.

Overwatch Summer Games 2020: 3 New Event Game Ideas

1. Lucioball Worldwide

Players pick teams and rack up points for their team but on a worldwide scale. For example, Overwatch would allow players to pick a team at the start of the event either from colors or countries, and for the entire event, every Lucioball point scored them will add to a counter on the menu screen. It doesn't have to increase matchmaking time because every player on one team in a match doesn't need to be supporting the same worldwide team because only goals (and maybe partial points for assists or blocks) will go into the counter.

Players will be more motivated to play to keep their team on top of the leaderboard and by the end of the event, there will be thousands of points on each team. There should be player icons for each team and a spray for players on the winning team at the end of the event.

2. No Rules Lucioball

Lucioball is a well-known and beloved part of the Overwatch Summer Games, but it has changed over the years. In the past, players could use their secondary fire or boop to knock enemy players away. No Rules Lucioball would bring that back.

3. Keep Up

Keep up is a very simple game that is most well known in soccer so it would fit into Overwatch very well. The only goal in the game is to keep the ball from touching the ground so having Lucio's secondary fire on a cooldown is what makes it difficult. And aiming the ball is inherently difficult.