[new zarya skin]Overwatch Archives event returns with new skins, new reward structure

2021-07-10 18:19:50

  Overwatch’s annual Archives event is now live, giving players a chance to revisit the game’s co-op missions and earn brand-new skins. Archives also introduces a new reward structure for Overwatch that does away with the previous win-nine-games-to-get-new-skins rules, which is good news for players who want to tackle the game’s more challenging PvE missions.

  First, let’s talk about the skins. There are five new legendary skins, one each for Genji, Soldier: 76, Tracer, Widowmaker, and Zarya. Those can only be earned from Archives loot boxes or by purchasing them with in-game credits.

  The 2021 Archives event, which runs April 6-27, also introduces new epic skins for Lucio, Zenyatta, and Mercy. Those skins can be earned by participating in weekly challenges. Instead of being required to win nine games each week, players can now earn “stars” in Overwatch’s Archives missions. The harder the difficulty, the more stars you earn — and you don’t have to successfully complete missions to earn stars. Just try your best.

  Check out the new skins in the gallery below, as well as a breakdown of the weekly challenges and new missions coming over the next three weeks.

  

  

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  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)

  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)

  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)


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