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New Overwatch Hero: Blizzard Releases Echo’s Origin Story

01:27 AM March 19, 2020

Blizzard Entertainment recently dropped the origin story for Echo, a long-awaited Overwatch heroine. The video can be found on all official Overwatch social media channels, including YouTube.

Introducing Echo.

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An evolutionary robot programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence, Echo represents the cutting edge of technology. pic.twitter.com/aStyP5F4Al

— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) March 18, 2020

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While no official announcements have been made as to when Echo will be playable, following the patterns of previous characters, it is expected that she’ll be in-game in two to four weeks. It is unclear whether Echo is a support or damage character.

Echo is the 32nd hero in the roster, preceded by Sigma. She is the third of the six heroes that Jeff Kaplan mentioned to have been “planned out” during a 2018 Blizzcon interview.

Echo had her first appearance in Jesse McCree’s Reunion short back in November 2018. Then, the only things revealed about Echo was that she was part of Overwatch before its fall, and that she had been inactive since Blackwatch days. The recent video revealed that Echo was the legacy of the original creator of the omnics, Dr. Liao, who suffered an untimely death after a breach in the Overwatch labs.

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