The Overwatch Retribution event is the big new event for the game, bringing back a host of old content, as well as brand new features for players. In this Overwatch Retribution guide, we'll be walking you through everything to do with the brand new Overwatch Archives content, including the Overwatch Retribution start date, as well as all the brand new Overwatch loot box skins.
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Overwatch Retribution End Date
The Retribution event for Overwatch kicked off on April 10 worldwide, and you can jump into the latest event right now on the PC, PS4, or Xbox One, provided you've got the latest update for the game installed on whatever platform you're playing it on. Overwatch Retribution will end on Monday, April 30, 2018.
Overwatch Archives: Retribution
The Overwatch Uprising event has returned for 2018 under the new branding of 'Overwatch Archives'. Developer Jeff Kaplan has stated that Uprising is just one many "cool, past moment" in the Overwatch "Archives" that players can relive.
The chief one of these is a Blackwatch mission, in which McCree, Genji, Reaper, and Moira all team up to take out Talon operatives. You can see the full gameplay just below, in which you'll be dealing with hordes of Troopers, not entirely unlike the enemies of the Uprising event at this time last year.
Overwatch Retribution Cutscene
A cutscene from the Overwatch Retribtuion event can be seen below. Blizzard always goes all-out with its animated cutscenes, and this is no exception.
Overwatch Retribution Skins - Legendary Skins
There are a whole host of new Overwatch skins for various characters available as part of the Retribution event, and we've outlined all of them just below. Keep in mind that you can only find these Retribution Legendary skins in loot boxes while the event runs on, and you can't buy them outright with the in-game currency.
Since the old Uprising event is returning from 2017, this means that all the loot box items that were previously tied to the 2017 event will be returning for the event in 2018. This means that if you missed any of the past Legendary skins for characters like Tracer or Mercy, you'll now be able to find them in loot boxes during the event, or purchase them outright for 3,000 points.
There's a brand new Overwatch comic out right now for all to read, which explores the history of Blackwatch, the strike team that would go on to rival Overwatch. The comic introduces important characters like Gérard Lacroix, Widowmaker's husband, as well as exploring characters like Gabriel Reyes before he took on the Reaper moniker.
We'll be keeping this Overwatch Retribution guide up to date with all the latest news that releases over the coming few weeks, particularly with Kaplan hinting at reveals during the coming Overwatch League schedules.
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