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Published on April 7th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning

Overwatch – Archives 2021 Now Live!

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 7 April to 27 April AEST/NZST 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 nine 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

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

 


About the Author

agun@impulsegamer.com'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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