Every new 2021 Overwatch Archives Event skin

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The next Overwatch event, 2021's Archives, is finally here and we've got new looks at the Character Skins that are coming to the game.

Every year, the cosmetic offerings are the highlight of the Overwatch Archives Seasonal Event and this year isn't any different.

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Below, we have every new and returning Archives skin for 2021.


LATEST - Soldier 76 & Lucio Skins

The Overwatch Archives Event for 2021 has just started and we've got another look at two of the new skins going into it.

Lucio and Soldier: 76 join Genji and Widowmaker with another two great skins.

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This empirical Soldier: 76 skin is, as you might imagine, titled Soldier: 1776 and emulates a revolutionary get-up.

The new Lucio skin, Corredor, is unlockable as part of the event's Week One Challenges and it's red hot!

For a better look at all the skins, check them out on the Overwatch Archives webpage here. Zarya, Tracer, Zenyatta, and Mercy all have new skins too!


Widowmaker & Genji Skins

Despite their polarising position in the meta, both being fairly high-skill characters which can easily change the discourse of a game when used correctly, Widowmaker and Genji both have some pretty great skins.

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The 2021 Overwatch Archives Event is continuing on in this trend by offering up two more cosmetics - Bushi Genji and Mousquetaire Widowmaker.

Release Date Confirmed

Although we don't get a look at any new skins yet, we do know when we're expecting the 2021 Overwatch Archives Event to begin.


The event will run for three weeks from April 6th to April 27th and we are expecting all the previously included PvE LTMs to make a return.

New Skins


This is what we're all here for, right? Limited-Time modes are fun, but the cosmetics stick with you long after the event.

Each new edition of a seasonal Overwatch event comes with a new batch of themed skins. That much we know.

Also, looking at the recent seasonal events, we should expect to see some Weekly Challenges like we did last year.

READ MORE: When Is The Archives Event Starting This Year?

If we look at the numbers, then, we should see between four and six new skins in Loot Box drops and then three more as Weekly Challenge rewards.

Overwatch Archives Event 2021 skins Uprising
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BEGINNINGS - Where the Archives Event all began... Uprising.

Thus far, we've had two Overwatch Archives 2021 skin reveals - including Bushi Genji and Mousquetaire Widowmaker.


Returning Skins

Alongside the addition of a new batch of skins, Overwatch also brings all the old skins back during their limited-time events.

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They can be unlocked via coins in the Hero Gallery, or in the event-themed Loot Boxes which replace the default Loot Boxes for the duration.

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Below, we've listed all the returning skins and their prices. If there's any you want, now's the chance to save up the coins for them!

2017 Archives Event Skins

  • Lieutenant Wilhelm, Reinhardt Epic - 250 Coins
  • Null Sector, Bastion Epic - 250 Coins
  • Blackwatch, Genji Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Blackwatch, McCree Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Combat Medic Ziegler, Mercy Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Null Sector, Orisa Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Chief Engineer Lindholm, Torbjorn Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Ironclad, Torbjorn Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Cadet Oxton, Tracer Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Talon, Widowmaker Legendary - 1000 Coins
Overwatch Archives Event skins Rienhardt Lieutenant Wilhelm
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WILHELM - Rienhardt donned the Overwatch Blue before his grey armour

2018 Archives Event Skins

  • Talon, Doomfist Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Scion, Hanzo Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Equalizer, Lucio Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Pajamei, Mei Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Soldier: 24, Reaper Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Talon, Sombra Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Specimen 28, Winston Legendary - 1000 Coins
Overwatch Archives Event skins Lucio Equalizer
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EQUALIZER - This one was inspired by early concept art for Lucio's base appearance

2019 Archives Event Skins

  • Circus, Junkrat Epic - 250 Coins
  • High Roller, Wrecking Ball Epic - 250 Coins
  • Racer, Zarya Epic - 250 Coins
  • Socialite, Ashe Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Talon, Baptiste Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Gwinshin, Bastion Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Deadlock, McCree Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Scientist, Moira Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Formal: 76, Soldier: 76 Legendary - 1000 Coins
Overwatch Archives Event skins Soldier: 76 Formal
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FORMAL: 76 - Back before Soldier: 76 was quite so grizzled...

2020 Archives Event Skins

Unlike previous events, three of the skins below were available through weekly challenges. There is no word as to whether they will return as a purchasable skin, or not in the next event.

  • Aviator, Pharah Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • King Jamison, Junkrat Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Militia, Roadhog Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Sniper, Ana Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Workout, Zarya Legendary - 1000 Coins
  • Holi, Symmetra Weekly Reward Skin
  • Rustclad, Torbjorn Weekly Reward Skin
  • Snowbear, Mei Weekly Reward Skin
Overwatch Archives Event skins Ana Sniper
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SNIPER - Ana's latest Archives skin is a throwback to her days as a Sniper

All returning event skins are priced at 1000 Coins for a Legendary, so sometimes the wait can pay off!

For more information, keep an eye on the Official Overwatch Archives Event page from Blizzard.

The Overwatch Twitter Account is also a fantastic place to look for more information in the build-up to the event.