Overwatch’s Archives event is live

    
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Evil Shooter Squad, ahoy!

It’s time to move along the story of Overwatch in the game itself, which apparently means playing events that took place many years ago. “Forward” is a relative concept. “Blackwatch,” however, is a rather firm concept referring to the strike team formed by Reyes, Genji, McCree, and Moira raiding a Talon facility in the new Retribution mission. You can play with the set grouping of characters or take part in the “All Heroes” mode, which is pretty clearly non-canonical but does allow you to send D. Va against terrorists when she should be, like, four.

You can also take part in the classic Kings Row Uprising event once more and pick up all the associated lockbox skins from that event, as well as several new skins, emotes, and intros. Check out the trailer just below for a slice of the flavor, or just patch up and hop into the game so that you can accomplish your goals before the event goes away on April 30th.

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Yangers
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First time doing these events and they are super fun – I am playing the heck out if it.

They should make them like Left 4 Dead. Story scenario’s, set in the OW universe of course, where you can only select from a limited number of heroes (relevant to a particular story/event in the games canon), and you basically do what you do in these game modes now – only over much bigger and longer maps.

They have everything there – just needs content. But I guess they don’t want to take away from eeeeeeeee-sports. Oh well.

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Andrew Ross

Something like Left 4 Dead… or BattleBorn, which is why I preferred the latter, but due to friends not playing it, ended up doing more OW. Damn shame, Blizz.

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Randy Savage

inb4 toxicity

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Loopy

The new iteration of the event is pretty fun. As with last year’s version, it showcases that PVE mode could definitely work in Overwatch.

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Hikari Kenzaki

I really do wish they’d make the PvE longer than a few weeks a year.

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Yangers

Yeah, but more maps, bigger maps, longer missions / scenarios. Would be great.