Update: Echo is live now, and you can watch our Overwatch stream — or any other Twitch Overwatch stream with drops enabled — to earn some cool in-game rewards.
It's been the week of Echo out of the Overwatch team, after several social media teases for the new hero and the release of her Origin Story trailer yesterday.
Apparently everyone else saw this coming and I'm the only person left to surprise, but people like me we can all be surprised together as Blizzard announces Overwatch playable hero #32 -- it's our friend Echo.
After no major hero or map releases since last year, Overwatch is finally teasing its next big thing.
If, "all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players," as the Bard says, in the world of Overwatch those players are the various heroes that we play.
Coming out of approximately nowhere, Overwatch lead writer -- and Zork enthusiast -- Michael Chu decided to drop a new short story.
The Overwatch 2 announcement cinematic, Zero Hour crystallizes the new narrative of the Overwatch storyline going forward: namely, when faced against the overwhelming threat of an omnic invasion force, Winston jumps into the fight with only Tracer and Mei by his side.
Overwatch 2 has been rumored since June, there was a late leak to ESPN with lots of art and internal sourcing, and now we know for sure that Overwatch 2 is coming.
There's a lot we don't know about Overwatch's Echo, but if the leaks from ESPN are to be believed she may be joining the cast of Overwatch 2 when that game is announced next week at BlizzCon.
Want to catch up on Overwatch's expansive story? Here's a comprehensive guide to all lore columns, comics, and animated shorts.