It’s that time again. It’s time for another Overwatch Event! Blizzard has officially kicked off the Overwatch Archives 2021 event, and you can expect new weekly challenges, missions, and skins (below).

The new skins for the Overwatch Archives event include five legendary offerings for Tracer, Widowmaker, Soldier: 76, Genji, and Zarya. These are earned through Archives loot boxes. There are also three new epic skins for Mercy, Lucio, and Zenyatta which are earned through some new weekly challenges.

Weekly Challenges:

  • 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 One:

  • 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 Two:

  • 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 heals other enemies
  • Earn 10 stars to unlock player icon, 20 stars to unlock spray
  • Earn 30 stars to unlock Subaquatic Zenyatta (Epic)

Week Three:

  • 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)

The Overwatch Archives event runs today through April 27.

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