Overwatch Pachimarchi Challenge Celebrates Onion-Octopus Mascot With Cosmetic Bonuses

Starting today in Overwatch, you can earn a new Roadhog skin, a Junkrat emote, and a bundle of other cosmetics.

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Overwatch has begun a new seasonal event, the Pachimarchi Challenge, which celebrates the game's very own adorable mascot with some in-game prizes. From now through March 22, you can play to earn a set of special cosmetics, including a new Roadhog epic skin.

Simply logging into the game during the event period will earn you six new sprays, but the big prizes come from racking up wins. Winning three games will net you a player icon, six games will get you a Junkrate emote, and nine games will grant you the grand prize: a Roadhog skin with Pachimari tattooed on his bulbous belly.

Pachimari is a fictional Japanese mascot character, an onion-octopus hybrid that appears in various spots around the Overwatch maps and in animated shorts. It's a very odd thing to base an entire event around, but it's hard to deny that the little critter is cute and probably pretty good sauteed.

Overwatch has been regularly updated with new game events featuring skins and other cosmetics, though other features like new maps have slowed while Blizzard works on Overwatch 2. We recently talked with Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan about the cadence of Overwatch releases, how the fan community is like Helga from Hey Arnold, and his spectacular beard.

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Overwatch Pachimarchi Challenge

  • Win 3 Games - Player Icon
  • Win 6 Games - Junkrat Emote
  • Win 9 Games - Epic Skin: Roadhog Pachimari
  • Login - 6 new sprays
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