31 Mar 2021 2:18 PM +00:00 UTC

Overwatch Archives 2021 Event Date Start: When Will It Arrive?

Are you ready for one of the biggest and baddest Overwatch events of the year? Archives is one of the most popular events in Overwatch featuring new challenges and amazing skins. Archive events are PVE based, which means you'll be working together to defeat a common enemy rather than against other players.

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Some of the beautiful skins the 2020 Overwatch Archive brought us were the Aviator Pharah Skin, King Jamison Junkrat Skin, Sniper Ana skin, Militia Roadhog skin, and the Workout Zarya skin. What skins will the Overwatch Archives 2021 event bring us? I can't wait to find out!

Overwatch Archives 2021 Event Date Start

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So when does the Overwatch Archives 2021 event arrive? We expect a release date of around April 13th to the 15th. Previous release dates for Overwatch Archives were as follows:


Overwatch Archive: Uprising 2017 - Started April 11, ended May 1
Overwatch Archive: Retribution 2018 - Started April 10, ended May 3
Overwatch Archive: Storm Rising 2019 - Started April 16, ended May 6
Overwatch Archives 2020 - Started March 12, ended April 2

Given the above release schedule, Overwatch Archive events typically begin in the 2nd or 3rd week of April between Tuesday and Thursday, with 2020 being the exception. Given this, we expect the release date for Overwatch Archives 2021 to have an event start date of around April 13-15.

When Will Overwatch Archives 2021 Event End?

Given a start date of around April 13-15, we would expect the Overwatch: Archives 2021 event to end around May 1-6 based on 2017, 2018, and 2019 end dates. That gives players roughly three and a half weeks of time to participate in the event and acquire exclusive skins.

What Skins Will Overwatch Archives 2021 Release?

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No skins have yet to be confirmed for Overwatch Archives 2021. Above you can find the King Jamison Junkrat Skin from the Overwatch Archives 2021 event. Personally, I think the event has some killer designs with the Junkrat skin being a standout.

Are you excited for the Overwatch Archive 2021 event to kickoff? Leave us a comment below!

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