It’s March again, which means the beloved PachiMarchi event from Overwatch is back! This will be the event’s first appearance in Overwatch 2 since the game’s release. The event brings all kinds of rewards, both new and old, all themed after the adorable Overwatch mascot – Pachimari!

Roadhog’s Catch-a-Mari

Overwatch 2 PachiMarchi event Roadhog's Catch-a-Mari game mode

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This year, an all-new game mode is one for Pachimari lovers to enjoy! Roadhog’s Catch-a-Mari offers a unique and exciting gaming experience and tons of Pachimari rewards to players. The objective of the game is to catch 20 enemy Pachimaris in order to win. Every time you eliminate a player, they drop a Pachimari toy! You can pick up enemy Pachimaris to gain points or pick up ally Pachimaris to negate the enemies’ points.

The game mode is 3v3 and is available on Hanamura, Busan Downtown, Blizzard World, and Kanezaka. This game mode is particularly interesting because it brings back the beloved Hanamura map from the original Overwatch that was removed in Overwatch 2, but with a twist! The Hanamura map got updates to include all kinds of Pachimari decorations! The in-game announcer’s voice has also been replaced by Roadhog’s.


Pachimari Roadhog using Tuckered Out emote on PachiMarchi Hanamura map

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You can earn up to 10 rewards throughout the PachiMarchi event! At least 6 of the rewards can be earned outside of the Catch-a-Mari game mode, with 4 of them being exclusive to the arcade game. One of the rewards is the fan-favorite Pachimari Roadhog skin, which was previously included in the original Overwatch. In order to get the skin, you have to complete 6 challenges pertaining to the PachiMarchi event. You can also earn a free “Hogimari” player icon simply by logging in during the event period. The rewards you can earn through the Catch-a-Mari game mode are:

  • Pachimischief Epic Weapon Charm
  • Pach-Amari Player Icon
  • Pachimei Player Icon
  • Torbimari Player Icon
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The PachiMarchi rewards you can earn outside of the Catch-a-Mari game mode include:

  • Pachimari Roadhog Epic Skin
  • Hogimari Player Icon
  • Orisamari Player Icon
  • Pachimoira Player Icon
  • Wreckimari Player Icon
  • Triple Pachimari Name Card

Catch-a-Mari Challenges

One of the Catch-a-Mari exclusive challenges will also grant you 5,000 battle pass XP. All of the event challenges combined will grant 80,000 battle pass XP in total. This is the most battle pass XP an event has offered so far in Overwatch 2 history! To go hand-in-hand with the event, there’s also another double XP weekend coming up on March 24th. If you’ve been falling behind in your season 3 battle pass, now’s the time to grind out some XP points!

Log in now to enjoy some Pachi-goodness while you still can! The PachiMarchi event ends on April 4th, 2023. Let us know in the comments which reward is your favorite or show us your awesome Pachimari in-game screenshots! Have fun catching those Pachis, and see if you can find every Pachimari on the themed Hanamura map!

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Overwatch 2 is a free-to-play first-person shooter game available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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