Overwatch opens the archives

Source
Blizzard Entertainment
Date
4/6/2021
Summary
Overwatch has launched its Archives 2021 event which will run through April 27th.

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From Blizzard Entertainment:

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 heals 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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