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Echo is just one of six new heroes planned for Overwatch

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Overwatch Echo (1)

There’s a certain rhythm and flow to Overwatch, where every hero in the game is kept in check by someone else on the roster of Blizzard’s massively popular shooter. Think of Overwatch like a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors, only the scissors is actually launched from a bow who shouts RYUU GA WAGA TEKO WO KURAU every couple of minutes.

It’s a good system, albeit one that finds itself upended every couple of months with the reveal of new character in Overwatch. The proverbial spanner, any new addition has the potential to disrupt tightly honed strategies and tactics in the right hands. Last week saw one such character announced: Ashe, a desperado who comes equipped with a long-range rifle and a lovely robotic pal by the name of Bob for when the going gets tough.

Ashe may be playable right now on the Overwatch PTR server, but she wasn’t the only character revealed. After being hinted at for months, Echo finally appeared and stole the show. “She is a future hero. She is somebody who we’ve been excited about for many, many years, and she was part of the original Overwatch characters Arnold concepted, so she’s been in our thoughts for a long time,” game director Jeff Kaplan said to Eurogamer.

I hope Reunion [the new animated short] goes to show there is a plan, that we are going somewhere, and there’s more to look forward to.

While Echo is a future hero in Overwatch, she may not be the next hero on the reveal roster. Heck, Echo might be years away from making a debut, as she’ll have to wait her turn in line, according to Kaplan:

Overwatch Echo (3)

We have our next six heroes planned out right now which, for us, is years. She, tentatively, is one of those heroes.

Looks like Overwatch is still here to stay for a long long time, as the current audience for the competitive shooter is as healthy as ever. Which means plenty of months of speculation as to who’s who in that fast-paced zoo. Now, who do I have to talk to get a South African hero in the game, whose ultimate ability involves completely ignoring the action in front of him and shouting at the ref that the current rugby has a biased ref?

Last Updated: November 7, 2018

9 Comments

  1. Something else worth noting is that the next hero after Ashe is already playable in their development build.

    https://www.twitch.tv/fran/clip/HyperGleamingSpindleHeyGuys

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  2. Admiral Chief

    November 7, 2018 at 13:00

    Is there an Echo in here?

    in here

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    • Pariah

      November 7, 2018 at 13:03

  3. G8crasha

    November 7, 2018 at 14:03

    Wall-E’s EVE’s more mature sister!

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  4. Guz

    November 7, 2018 at 14:28

    I really need to give this game a test run on one of their trial weekends

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    • CrAiGiSh

      November 7, 2018 at 14:32

      It’s really good and fun, but if you are someone like me that is easily tilted in games … beware.

      XD

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      • Guz

        November 7, 2018 at 16:34

        Ive played over 1500 hours of dota I’m salt proof XD

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        • CrAiGiSh

          November 7, 2018 at 17:29

          LOL !!!

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    • Skittle

      November 7, 2018 at 15:04

      It’s fun but I find that the maps tiresome after a while.

      Reply

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