A couple of days ago, developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment released a personal log from one of the six founding members of Overwatch, Dr. Mina Liao. We haven't heard anything about her and her technological creations and experiments since early 2016. However, the personal log hinted heavily towards the possible addition of Echo, one of her robots, or even Dr. Mina Liao herself. Well, we finally got the answer in Blizzard's latest hero origin story trailer. Echo is described as an “evolutionary robot programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence.”
The trailer showcases Liao's involvement in designing the omnics and building an army of artificially intelligent robots advanced enough to take part in global wars. She later moves on to join the Overwatch team and design Echo as part of trying her best to make the world a better place. The robot has come to life, and its highly adaptive artificial intelligence makes it a unique and strong hero for players to use in battle. The trailer ends with a sentence, showing the emotional attachment Echo has towards to Dr. Mina Liao and identifying itself as her promise and legacy.
She created me: her promise, her legacy, her Echo
As of now, all the information we have is Echo's origin story trailer below, with no set release date on when players get their hands on the robot. The new hero will be added to the current Overwatch roster, as well as the title's sequel since it was spotted before during one of its trailers. We still don't know much about Overwatch 2 but will update our readers once we have more information.
How do you think will Echo fit into your Overwatch squad? What type of abilities and playstyle will it bring to the hero-based shooter? Let us know your thoughts on Blizzard's latest hero reveal in the comments section down below.