Overwatch Archives 2020 Event Is Live With New Skins

This year's Overwatch Archives event is now live on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Go relive some Brawls.


Blizzard has begun its Overwatch Archives 2020 event, and this year the game is revisiting some of its previous stories. Each week will unlock one of the previous Archives Brawls, with two special challenge missions attached for each. Overwatch Archives 2020 will last through April 2.

The star of the show, as usual, are the new cosmetics that you can earn by participating in the limited-time event. This year the weekly challenge rewards include three Epic skins: Holi Symmetra, Rustclad Torbjorn, and Bear Mei. There are also five new Legendary skins and other cosmetics to unlock, via purchase or loot box. You can see some of the cosmetic items below.

Zarya's Overwatch Archives skin
Zarya's Overwatch Archives skin
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The Overwatch Archives events have been a chance for Blizzard to fill out the world of Overwatch with additional details about characters and backstory. This year's Archives revisits old ones, so it may not add much new to the lore, but then Blizzard is also at work on a major expansion of its story with Overwatch 2.

Meanwhile, Overwatch esports have been put on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, as Overwatch League recently announced it would be suspending all events for two months. That came amid several cancellations of high-profile gaming and esports events, including E3 2020, aimed at slowing the transmission of the virus via social distancing.

Overwatch Archives 2020 Challenge Missions

  • Week 1 – Two Uprising Missions Unlocked

    • Molten Cores – Enemies drop Lava on death

    • Glass Cannon – Players have 50% less health and increased damage

  • Week 2 – Two Retribution Missions Unlocked

    • Surgical Strike – Only critical hits do damage to enemies

    • Close Quarters – Enemies can only be damaged if a player is nearby

  • Week 3 – Two Storm Rising Missions Unlocked

    • Blood Moon Rising – No Support heroes and healing is reduced. Heal yourself by doing damage

    • Storm Raging – Some Enemies are enraged. Killing them spreads the rage

Weekly Challenge Rewards

    • Week 1: Holi Symmetra (Epic)

    • Week 2: Rustclad Torbjorn (Epic)

    • Week 3: Bear Mei (Epic)

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