Overwatch Archives 2019 – What to Expect
These events (Storm Rising, Retribution, Uprising) come under the collective banner of ‘Archives’ events: narrative-inspired timed events that take a look back into the game’s complicated history to bring new elements to the universe, as well as new modes to the game itself.
These little hops back in time are great excuses for Blizzard to add more skins to the game, fleshing out the characters we know and love with a bit more personality, a bit more history, a bit more grit.
This year’s event – similar to previous years’ events Retribution and Uprising – will be a co-op story-driven mission featuring a couple of interesting Overwatch heroes.
This new event takes place six years before the current time in-universe and focuses on a squad led by everyone’s favourite cheeky Brit, Tracer.
We know there’s a new character – Sojourn – that’s going to be a part of the event. Blizzard revealed this in an audio file via Twitter.
We’re also going to see more skins added to the game – you can see a few of those embedded on this page.
HOW MUCH WILL SKINS COST?
During returning Overwatch events, old skins were available to unlock via the credits system.
As an added bonus, the old skins introduced previously were also available at a slightly cheaper price.
For example, during the second Summer Games event, past skins cost 1,000 credits, instead of the 3,000 credits it usually takes to unlock limited Legendary skins. Whilst new skins were sold at 3,000 credits.
New Summer Games 2017 cosmetic items were valued at 3,000 for Legendary Skins, 750 credits for Epic skins, 225 credits for Rare tier items and 75 credits for common tier items.
That’s compared to returning Legendary skins at 1,000 credits, Epic skins for 250 credits and rare tier items for 75 credits and Common tier items for just 25 credits.
We suspect and assume Blizzard will use a similar structure for their new and returning Uprising skins and items.
- Activision Blizzard
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