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When will Overwatch Archives 2021 Begin?

Overwatch Archives 2021 Start Date

Overwatch continues to bring out the events. Even if not much else is happening with the game, Blizzard are providing in-game events and new skins for people to enjoy. The last one was the PachiMarchi Challenge which seemingly happened in place of Mardi Gras this year. Now Overwatch fans may be wondering what the next Overwatch event is and when it will be? If Blizzard stays with the previous years then Overwatch Archives 2021 will be the next event, but when should it happen?

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When trying to answer the question of when an event is, looking in the past is almost always the way to go. For the first three events, Overwatch ran the Archives Uprising in 2017, Retribution in 2018 and Storm Rising in 2019 during the middle of April. Their exact dates were April 11-May 2, April 10-May1 and April 16-May 6 respectively. Then came 2020.

In what was a bizarre and tumultuous year on its own, the Archives event for 2020 threw a wrench in everything. It ran from March 12-April 2. This was a full month ahead of time. Af of writing this piece, the event has yet to happen and the end of March is fast approaching.

That means in all likelihood that the Overwatch Archives 2021 event will be back on schedule and happening in early to mid-April.

The exact date has been announced and Overwatch Archive 2021 will be starting, April 6.

If it is any later than those dates then fans will have gone quite a bit of time without any new content or events for the game. Considering nothing else is currently being added to Overwatch, it feels like this event should be coming sooner rather than later.


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