In 2017 the first PvE event ( Overwatch Rising ) event gave insight into Overwatch’s history by allowing players to take on the role of Tracer’s first mission: the King’s Row Uprising. Now in 2018, we now see the event unravel as it’s now officially named Overwatch Archives which now returns with a new PvE mission: Retribution.
Retribution is a Blackwatch mission involving the heroes Genji, McCree, Reaper and Moira, takes place approximately one year before Uprising. The mission takes place in Italy, Venice, on a new map called dubbed Rialto, with the Blackwatch team fighting against the forces of Talon. Following the Retribution event, Rialto will also be introduced as a PvP map, though it will first make its way to the PTR for some testing.
Like last year’s Uprising event, Retribution will be playable in story mode with the four main heroes, as well as in all-heroes mode, letting you play through it with any sort of crazy team composition you can think of. In addition, Retribution will feature specially designed menus and leaderboards that make stat-tracking through the event much better.
The Retribution event runs from April 10 to 30, and will bring back last year’s Uprising cosmetics as well as a pile of brand new legendary skins.