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Overwatch Skins: New Storm Rising Archives Skin revealed for Talon Baptise and Junkrat (Pic: BLIZZARD)

So far, in 2017 and 2018, we've seen Overwatch add in new modes around April time – the Retribution and Uprising events.

These events come under the collective banner of 'Archives' events: narrative-inspired timed events that take a look back into the game's complicated history to bring new elements to the universe (as well as new modes to the game itself).

These little hops back in time are great excuses for Blizzard to add more skins to the game, fleshing out the characters we know and love with a bit more personality, a bit more history, a bit more grit.

A previous Overwatch Archives leak noted that we'll see the game event run from 16th of April to May 6th – something that was then confirmed by Blizzard.

As per usual on the run-up to the event, we're seeing Blizzard tease a few skins we can expect to see during the event, such as the Talon Baptiste skin featured below.

(Pic: BLIZZARD)

Shortly after, we got the confirmation of the new Junkrat skin, too – that seems to make the mad Aussie a terrifying clown. You can check that out below.

But what else can we expect from this now-traditional annual event?

Well, as far as we know so far, Overwatch Storm Rising will be the third chapter of Archives, following Uprising and Retribution.

This new event takes place six years before the current time in-universe and focuses on a squad led by everyone's favourite cheeky Brit, Tracer.

We know there's a new character – Sojourn – that's going to be a part of the event. Blizzard revealed this in an audio file via Twitter.

We're also told there will be new hero interactions coming in the update, as well as a new PvE mode centered around Talon and new cutscenes too. Exciting!

Expect previous Archives skins to come up on the cheap too, as well as more campaign missions. Get excited!

(Pic: BLIZZARD)

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