Overwatch Summer Games 2020: 5 Things Fans Should be Excited About

Overwatch Summer Games 2020: 5 reasons fans should be excited about the next event.
Overwatch Summer Games 2020: 5 reasons fans should be excited about the next event. / Image courtesy of Blizzard

Overwatch Summer Games 2020 is around the corner. The next event coming to Overwatch is the Summer Games and there are many reasons players should be excited for it.

After the impressive 2020 Overwatch Anniversary event, the Summer Games event is expected to be just as exciting. Jeff Kaplan said that twists were coming to both events, and the Anniversary event had new modes and weekly challenges that players can expect from the Summer Games as well.

Overwatch Summer Games 2020: 5 Things Fans Should be Excited About

1. New Game Modes

Although Blizzard has said that no new sports will be added, there are still exciting new game modes on their way. The Anniversary put a twist on the old Archives event by adding lava, so perhaps Overwatch will finally make use of those water gun cosmetics.

2. Skins

Every event brings exciting new skins, which is always exciting for new heroes like Echo. Right now Ashe, Baptiste, Doomfist, Echo, Pharah, and Sigma are the only heroes with no skins or emotes from the Summer Games events. They are the most likely to get new skins to purchase or earn in more weekly challenges.

3. COPA Lucioball

Although competitive Lucioball isn't new, many players enjoy the gamemode. It is so profoundly different to the normal competitive mode that many players look forward to it every year.

4. More Sports

Many players like to see things they enjoy in the games they play. Overwatch has a diverse range of sports represented in the Summer Games cosmetics from football to ribbon dancing. Perhaps this year canoeing or badminton will join that list.

5. Player Icons

Player icons are not the most exciting unlock during any event, but Summer Games has far more player icons than any other event in the game. This is because Summer Games has the flags and sports icons, which are some of the most popular ones.