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01 Mar 2021

When is the 2021 Overwatch Archives Event?

Another fantastic Overwatch Event is on the way and here's everything you need to know about the 2021 Overwatch Archives event.

If you're a fan of lore, then you're in luck! The Overwatch Archives Event champions storytelling through PvE Co-Op and it's limited-time arcade modes are the selling-point for the event.

There's also the skins, of course. Like any other Overwatch Event, the Archives Event will bring a few new skins and all the old skins back to the market for the duration.

However, when is it even kicking off? Start saving your coins, here's all we know.

When Does It Start?

Typically, the Archives Event begins in April. However, last year, Blizzard moved the event up and it took place between March 12th and April 2nd.

With this in mind, we could see the Overwatch Archives 2021 Event start anywhere between the middle of March and the middle of April.

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It's always a tricky one to pinpoint the start date for Overwatch events as they are never quite uniform. However, more often than not, they always take place in the ball-park of one another.

Each year, the Archives Event brings a lore-based, limited-time arcade mode to the playing field amongst the usual slew of exclusive event-themed cosmetic items and skins.

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2021 isn't going to be any different. But, could this year's Archives Event use the past to show us the future?

With many fans eager to learn more about Overwatch 2, this could be the perfect time to set-up a new narrative branch for the characters involved.

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The Official Overwatch Archives Event page gives us a fantastic insight into what to expect and showcases what has appeared previously.

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