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Blizzard is making some changes to its summer release schedule this year, according to game director Jeff Kaplan.

Over the last couple of years, Blizzard has released a new hero in July followed by the Summer Games in August. However, Kaplan revealed that the Summer Games will be happening “much sooner than it usually happens”  this year and hero 31 will arrive a little bit later than we’re used to.

The developer is improving the Summer Games event this year by offering a new challenge event each week that will reward players with an Epic skin upon completion. These events will be similar to the recently run Baptiste’s Reunion challenge.

As for hero 31, Kaplan teased that “he” is going to be awesome, but needs a little extra development time.

Overwatch is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Overwatch’s Summer Games happening earlier than usual this year

Blizzard is shaking up its summer release schedule for Overwatch.

By Matthew Bennett | 07/12/2019 09:42 AM PT

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Blizzard is making some changes to its summer release schedule this year, according to game director Jeff Kaplan.

Over the last couple of years, Blizzard has released a new hero in July followed by the Summer Games in August. However, Kaplan revealed that the Summer Games will be happening “much sooner than it usually happens”  this year and hero 31 will arrive a little bit later than we’re used to.

The developer is improving the Summer Games event this year by offering a new challenge event each week that will reward players with an Epic skin upon completion. These events will be similar to the recently run Baptiste’s Reunion challenge.

As for hero 31, Kaplan teased that “he” is going to be awesome, but needs a little extra development time.

Overwatch is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89