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Overwatch Summer Games 2021 Release Date Announced

Blizzard Entertainment has finally revealed the official release date for the 2021 Overwatch Summer Games event.
Blizzard Entertainment has finally revealed the official release date for the 2021 Overwatch Summer Games event. / Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment has finally revealed the official release date for the 2021 Overwatch Summer Games event.

Every year, Overwatch players can look forward to some fun in the digital summer sun with the Summer Games event. With most still stuck inside, anything like this is a welcome reprieve from the game's regularly scheduled programming. Fortunately, Blizzard is here to unveil when fans can lace up their skates for Lucioball.

Overwatch Summer Games 2021 Release Date Announced

The Overwatch Summer Games will be returning on Tuesday, July 20. It will run through to Tuesday, Aug. 10—a full three weeks.

Blizzard originally made the announcement through the official Overwatch Twitter account in the early afternoon on Sunday, July 18. From the looks of the short teaser, a few characters are in for a treat in the form of a brand new skin. Most popularly, of course, is the Atlanian-looking Symmetra who dominated the first half of the video—with good reason. Ashe and her robotic sidekick, B.O.B., were also featured in their new Summer Games' skins alongside Mei.

There was still no sign of a possible Lifeguard Mercy skin, much to the disappointment of more than a few commenters. It appears that the devs are happily holding back on that one for the time being.

While the website has yet to be updated at the time of writing, fans can safely assume they'll find even more information around the 2021 Summer Games on its webpage.