After first teasing the character previous year, Blizzard's finally revealed Overwatch's next hero. "I'm hoping it's a support hero with maybe some unusual support abilities, a lot of healers provide sheer healing, but a robot like this, maybe we'll see some buffs or debuffs, or maybe she'll utilize shields similar to how Torbjörn supplies armor".
Echo's final means is particularly attention-grabbing: "Duplicate" allows her to duplicate a focused enemy character and acquire use of their talents.
Today, Blizzard posted a trailer officially introducing Echo, who is an "evolutionary robot programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence".
Sticky Bombs (Secondary Fire) Echo fires a volley of sticky bombs that detonate after a delay. This is how Echo will do most of her damage in combat.
Focusing Beam (E) Echo channels a beam for a few seconds, dealing very high damage to targets with less than half health.
Flight (Shift) Echo surges forward quickly, then can fly freely.
Overwatch has a new hero, and it's one we've been expecting. Although, she looks a little worse for wear.
Speaking to IGN Nordic & Benelux in advance of the new hero's release, game director Jeff Kaplan made clear that, "Yes, now Echo is the last hero coming to standard Overwatch". "Gamers had really seen Echo in earlier variations of the paintings for Overwatch". The character was seen as part of the animated short "Reunion" released in November 2018, which involved McCree and Ashe.
Echo is at present accessible on PTR.
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