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Overwatch Archives event is live with new weekly Challenge Missions

It's time to head back to the archives in Overwatch.

The annual Overwatch Archives event is live now through April 2.

While the event is live, you will earn Archives Loot Boxes which contain emotes, highlight intros, skins, and sprays.

New to the event this year are weekly Challenge Missions which will change each week. Below is the schedule.

Week 1: Evade deadly lava discharged by felled enemies and survive the omnic incursion of King’s Row with limited health and exponential damage.

  • Uprising Story Mission: Team up and play as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, or Mercy to defeat the robots and liberate the city.
  • New Challenge Missions:
    • Molten Cores - Enemies drop lava upon death.
    • Glass Cannon - Players have reduced health and deal increased damage.

Week 2: Hone your headshot skills with critical strikes and get up close and personal with your enemies.

  •  Retribution Story Mission: Team up and play as McCree, Moira, Genji, or Reyes (later known as Reaper).
  • New Challenge Missions:
    • Surgical Strike - Only critical hits do damage.
    • Close Quarters - Enemies can only be killed if a player is nearby.

Week 3: Become your own vampiric support by dealing damage and take down enemies enraged by the deaths of their comrades.

  • Storm Rising Story Mission: Team up and play as Tracer, Genji, Winston, or Mercy.
  • New Challenge Missions:
    • Blood Moon Rising - No support heroes. Heal yourself by doing damage.
      Storm Raging - Some enemies are enraged. Killing them spreads the rage.

Each week, the Weekly Challenge will task you with winning games to earn rewards. For instance: winning three games in week one will earn you the Holi Symmetra Player Icon. Win six games and you will walk away with the Holi Spray, and winning nine games earns you the Holi Symmetra Epic Skin.

A look at some of the skins you can earn during the event and through challenges can be found below.

Overwatch Archives event skins

Overwatch Archives event intros

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Overwatch Archives event emote


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