Blizzard has launched the latest update for Overwatch. Dubbed Overwatch Archives 2018, it’s effectively this year’s iteration of the Uprising even from 2017. It introduces a variety of new content, but as always the case, the highlight for many are the newly added skins.
A total of eight Legendary skins have been added. Fans of Moira, Reaper, Winston, Hanzo, Mei, Doomfist, Sombra, and Lucio are all in for a treat, as those characters have new attire to equip. These can be obtained through the current loot box, which also contains a total of 60 new items. More than 100 cosmetics from last year’s Uprising event are also available once again and include things like highlight intros, emotes, and more. You can see all of the new skins above, along with some of the other new cosmetics you can now get your hands on.
Another big component of this update is the Retribution Brawl. This new limited-time PvE mode is set eight years before the events of Overwatch. It focuses on a mission involving Genji, McCree, Moira, and Reyes (who ultimately becomes Reaper, hence his new skin), whom you’ll play as in this mode. There’s also another version that lets you play as any character you wish.
Regardless of which character configuration you use, you’ll playing on a new map set in Venice. This is a modified version of a new PvP map called Rialto that’s played in the Escort game type.
If you grow tired of Retribution or just want to dip back into what was available last year, Uprising’s co-op Brawl has also returned. That teams up Tracer, Torbjorn, Reinhardt, and Mercy as they attempt to liberate King’s Row. Those characters all received new skins as part of last year’s event, and they return as part of this new patch for those who haven’t already gotten their hands on them.
The Archives 2018 update is live now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One and runs from April 10-30. You’ll have until then to collect any of the cosmetics you want and take part in the Retribution Brawl.