The Summer games are a colourful event that has introduced new game modes (Lucioball!) and a variety of Olympic themed skins for all your favourite heroes.
Who knows what surprises this year's Summer Games will bring?
When Does the Overwatch Summer Games 2021 Event Start?
We don't have a concrete release date for the event as yet, but we will update this article the moment word comes down from Blizzard.
In a move that makes these kinds of things hard to predict, Blizzard has developed a habit of announcing event dates mere days before they begin.
It can mean events like the Summer Games can really take you off guard, but on the other hand, it's always a nice surprise.
While we don't know yet just exactly what the event will entail, there are a few things that we can expect.
Lucioball, Overwatch's high-octane take on soccer, has two teams of three players facing off, using a modified Lucio playstyle to score as many goals as possible within the time limit.
Lucioball is always a fun distraction from our regular Overwatch matches, and the best part is, there are often unique rewards tied to playing it!
And of course, there are the skins. it wouldn't be the Summer Games without dozens of Olympics-inspired new skins for all of your favourite heroes!
Since the event began in 2016, the Overwatch Summer Games have always been held in August, with the singular exception of 2019, when it was held in July.
That means that, while the seasons are changing, we still have a ways to go before receiving an official start date for the 2021 Summer Games.