Overwatch Summer Games 2020 Start Date

Overwatch Summer Games 2020 start date explained.
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Overwatch Summer Games 2020 start date explained. This year's Summer Games event may be earlier than the real Summer Olympics that inspired it. Overwatch has held most of the events this year earlier than in previous years.

Overwatch Summer Games 2020 Start Date

The Overwatch Summer Games has no official start date yet, but based on last year's event we predict the event will begin on July 14. The real Summer Olympics will begin on July 23, so it is possible that Overwatch will postpone the event until August 4 like they did in 2016, the last year that the Summer Olympics happened.

What Will Summer Games 2020 Look Like?

Several months ago, Jeff Kaplan spoke in an interview about the event, "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." Since the Overwatch Anniversary event added twists on existing modes like Molten Core which added lava to the well-known Archives event. Perhaps similar changes will be coming to Lucio Ball during the Summer Games event.