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Overwatch players have the opportunity to revisit the past in Archives. The limited-time event includes story-driven co-op missions from pivotal moments in the game’s history.
The event features loot boxes containing a wide variety of skins, highlight intros, emotes, and sprays inspired by moments from Overwatch’s past. There are also weekly challenge missions that give new modifiers to old missions and add an increased level of difficulty to your favorite co-op modes.
The three playable modes are Uprising, Retribution, and Storm Rising. Uprising relives Tracer’s first mission in a journey seven years into the past. Retribution involves tackling the terrorist organization Talon, while players pursue the devious entrepreneur Maximilien through the streets of Havana in Storm Rising.
The event also includes the chance to win weekly icons, sprays, and emotes by simply playing the game. The first week focuses on Symmetra, with a colorful epic skin at the end of it. The second week features Torbjörn and a dirty Rustclad skin, while the third offers a lovely pink Mei skin.
Legendary skins, like the badass sunglass-wearing Aviator Pharah, the golden-legged King Junkrat Jamison, the camouflage Militia Roadhog, the blast from the past Sniper Ana, and the groovy and athletic Workout Zarya, are available. Now is also the time to pick up any old Archives skins you previously missed out on.
When does the event finish?
The Overwatch Archives 2020 event began on March 12 and runs all the way into April 2. It’s a three-week event, but if you want to get the most out of it and collect as many skins as possible, you should aim to win at least nine games a week.