Overwatch developer Jeff Kaplan has revealed the abilities of the upcoming hero, Echo, in a livestream with Twitch streamer TimTheTatMan. Echo is a damage dealer hero and focuses mainly on mobility and projectile damage. She’s also now live on the Overwatch PTR on PC for people to test.
With her Ultimate ability Duplicate, Echo can mimic a hero from the other team and become them for several seconds. While in this state, Ultimate energy generation is extremely increased; this allows players to become a hero the enemy is using and then quickly build up an Ultimate to use. Duplicate is a crazy neat idea for an Ultimate, and it will be interesting to see how impactful it will be in matches.
Overall, I think Echo’s abilities are awesome and it will be a ton of fun to see how she plays in competitive-level game modes where excellent players can maximize her potential.
What do you think of Echo’s abilities? Are you going to play on the PTR to test her? Let me know. Overwatch is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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