Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023: Release date, game modes, cosmetics, skins, more

Naseer Abbas
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The annual Summer Games event is returning to Overwatch 2 later in July 2023. Here’s everything you need to know about Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023’s release date, new game mode, and returning skins.

If you played Overwatch 2 during its early months, you might have noticed that Blizzard ditched many of the classic seasonal events that players came to know and love in the original.

Thankfully, Overwatch 2 seems to be getting back on track, with some exciting events like the Summer Games 2023, Mischief and Magic, and a clever new Battle Pass in Season 5.

With the Summer Games returning in Season 5, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming event.

Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023 release date

Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023 Winston's Beach Volleyball
Summer Games 2023 brings players Winston’s Beach Volleyball!

Blizzard confirmed that Overwatch 2’s upcoming Summer Games will start on July 11, 2023. This new event will be preceded by the now active, Questwatch Event, featuring a DnD-themed lore-based Battle Pass.

Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023 returns with Lucioball

The fan-favorite game mode, Lucioball, is returning to the upcoming Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023 event. Nothing has quite changed when it comes to Lucio Ball over the years. It’s similar to Rocket League but with multiple Lucios.

Though Blizzard did switch things up back in 2020 with Lucioball Remix, so we’ll keep you posted concerning any changes.

Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023 presents Winston’s Beach Volleyball

In addition to Lucioball, players will get to enjoy a dedicated game mode, featuring Winston and a volleyball. In Winston’s Beach Volleyball, you will “run, jump, and spike a giant volleyball towards your opponents,” according to the devs.

Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023 skins & cosmetics

Overwatch 2 Summer Games 2023 Doomfist Skin
Players are getting a new tropical-themed Doomfist skin.

Overwatch 2 players got a few early looks at some new skins making their way to Season 5’s Summer Games. The developers gave players a sneak peek at a tropical-themed Doomfist skin, along with a lifeguard Mercy skin.

Players that missed out on older Summer Games events can claim certain skins for free. We’re seeing the return of Track and Field Tracer and Spinkle Mei.

It’s likely that Blizzard are keeping things under wraps, and more cosmetics could be making their way to the upcoming event. Hopefully, we’ll see everything that’s in store on July 11, 2023.

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