REVISIT THE PAST
Experience pivotal moments from history in Overwatch Archives. Join a team of four heroes and participate in cooperative, story-driven missions that give you a new perspective on the era before the fall of Overwatch.
This year, you can take command of the agents of Blackwatch and face off against Talon in an exciting new mission, Retribution. You’ll also get a second chance to stop an omnic insurrection as last year’s Uprising mission returns for a rematch. Looking for more of a challenge? Dial up the difficulty and earn additional achievement rewards.
You’ll earn Archives Loot Boxes as you play, unlocking new cosmetic skins, highlight intros, emotes, and sprays based on moments from Overwatch’s past. Archives Loot Boxes are also available for purchase—but hurry, they get reencrypted and filed away come April 30.
After the paramilitary organization known as Talon launches an attack on an Overwatch facility, the peacekeeping force is unable to respond. But Blackwatch, Overwatch’s secretive strike force, plays by its own rules. Travel eight years into the past and join Blackwatch as they seek to capture a high-ranking member of the Talon organization. Fight in the streets of Venice as Genji, Moira, McCree, or Reyes (later known as Reaper) to complete the mission in Story Mode. In All Heroes Mode, bring the hero of your choice into the field.
But take care, because Talon will do everything in its power to protect its leaders. Their best assassins, snipers, and heavy soldiers will storm in by ground, air, and sea, stopping at nothing less than the eradication of the Blackwatch team.
Journey seven years into the past and join a group of Overwatch agents fighting through the streets of King’s Row to quell an uprising led by Null Sector, a rogue group of omnics. Team up with your friends and play as Tracer, Torbjörn, Reinhardt, or Mercy to defeat the robots and liberate the city. There are no reinforcements. Failure is not an option. The future depends on you.
Browse the archives with this time capsule of goodies from the earliest eras of Overwatch. Open an Archives Loot Box today and unlock a piece of the past, such as Mei’s Pajamei skin, Talon Sombra, Specimen 28 Winston, Scion Hanzo, Blackwatch Moira, and more. Over 60 new items and 160 total items are available, but don’t wait too long—these Loot Boxes will be history (again) before you know it.