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Overwatch 2May 14, 2024 7:00 am CT

When is the Overwatch 2 Summer Games event for 2024?

Who’s ready to sit by the pool and sip a drink with a paper umbrella? I, for one, was born ready. I am also ready to sit indoors, in front of a screen, fully enjoying the Overwatch 2 Summer Games event.

So when is Summer Games 2024? This event usually swings around in July, which means it’ll land in the heart of Season 11. Last year, however, the event only ran for two weeks instead of the usual three. Maybe the Blizzard folks in SoCal are just bored of the season or maybe there was some other internal reason for the shorter time frame. But since I base my predictions on precedent, I’d guess we’re in for another short event. So mark your calendars: I predict Overwatch 2 Summer Games will run July 9 through July 16. And if we wind up with a third week: bonus!

Other than some sunny new cosmetics in the shop, I’m not expecting to see much new for the 2024 Summer Games. Since there will be actual Olympics happening during the season, I think the art team will be focusing on the sporting side of the hero unlocks. Think Sojourn as a pole vaulter, Venture as a gymnast, or Mauga as a wrestler. And many heroes still don’t have looks showcasing the flag of their nationality, so that may round out the Epic tier cosmetics.

Whatever the rewards, we can expect to see the return of Lucioball and the new Winston’s Beach Volleyball to the Arcade rotation. Keep an eye on the Event Challenges tab once the event dings to see what you can unlock for participating in Summer Games events. Or check back here; we’ll keep you updated as soon as we know the details.

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