It is not the first time we have seen Echo appear in Overwatch. During BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard revealed that she would be arriving in the game but at some point but instead of adding her to the roster back then, the developers claimed she was not ready. Fans have been eagerly waiting for Echo to arrive in Overwatch and they don’t have long to wait anymore as she is now officially the 32nd playable hero in-game.
So far, the reveal has only shown off Echo’s origin giving us a glimpse at how this advanced robot was created. We don’t know much about Echo’s abilities, weapons or when she will be available but her backstory and how Blizzard has already merged her into the world of Overwatch is quite interesting indeed.
Echo was actually inside the payload in Route 66 this whole time before being removed right before the release of the Reunion animated short. She was being transported from the Hulburt Field to David-Monthan Air Force Base.
Blizzard is said to reveal the abilities and powers of Echo in an upcoming Overwatch video soon. In the meantime, watch her backstory video;