Overwatch Archives 2021 Now Live

Written by Contributor

April 7, 2021

Heroes never die! Experience Overwatch’s storied past in this year’s Archives event, featuring a new weekly challenge reward system and new Archives missions – now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch! Don’t forget to log in from April 6 to April 27 to lock and load new cosmetics into your collection.

WEEKLY CHALLENGES

Weekly Challenges are back, but with a twist on how you earn rewards!

  • New Reward System
    • Instead of winning 9 games, you’ll now earn stars as you play
    • Players do not have to beat the mission to earn stars
    • Harder missions grant more stars
    • Earn 10/20/30 stars in Archives missions to unlock cosmetics
  • Week 1
    • Earn double credit for Uprising Missions
    • Molten Cores – Enemies drop Lava on death
    • Glass Cannon – Players have 50% less health and increased damage
    • *NEW* Bulletproof Barriers – Enemy barriers are invulnerable
    • Earn 10 stars to unlock player icon, 20 stars to unlock spray
    • Earn 30 stars to unlock Corredor Lucio (Epic)
  • Week 2
    • Earn double credit for Retribution Missions
    • Surgical Strike – Only critical hits do damage to enemies
    • Close Quarters – Enemies can only be damaged if a player is nearby
    • *NEW* Sympathy Gains – Damaging enemies heal other enemies
    • Earn 10 stars to unlock player icon, 20 stars to unlock spray
    • Earn 30 stars to unlock Subaquatic Zenyatta (Epic)
  • Week 3
    • Earn double credit for Storm Rising Missions
    • Blood Moon – No Support heroes and healing is reduced; heal yourself by doing damage
    • Storm Raging – Some heroes are enraged; killing them spreads the rage
    • *NEW* Thunderstorm – Enemies damage all nearby players
    • Earn 10 stars to unlock player icon, 20 stars to unlock spray
    • Earn 30 stars to unlock Camouflage Mercy (Epic)

NEW COSMETICS

  • 5 Legendary Skins
    • Cavalry Tracer
    • Mousquetaire Widowmaker
    • 1776 Soldier: 76
    • Polyanitsa Zarya
    • Bushi Genji
      • 3 Epic Skins
      • Player Icons, Sprays
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