Months after Echo was released into the world of Overwatch, more players are beginning to discover that you can earn other heroes’ achievements using her shape-shifting ultimate ability.
When Echo launched as a playable character in April 2020, the Overwatch community was as excited as it was intrigued by her potential. Not only could the evolutionary take flight and blend both hitscan and projectile abilities, she could also use her “Duplicate” ultimate to become any enemy player’s hero for a short period of time.
The opportunities appeared endless and, by all means, they are. First, everyone struggled to master her unique flying style, which feels markedly different from Pharah’s jet-powered flight. Then, within weeks, she powered a return to an amplified “moth” meta and surged into the Overwatch League’s limelight.
Now, Echo’s potential continues to be realized, as some fans are just now discovering that players can successfully use her ultimate to unlock achievements for other heroes. As shown in a clip shared on Reddit, this can be very useful for trophy collectors.
Many of Overwatch’s achievements can be hard to unlock and require unique circumstances. For Junkrat’s “Roadkill” achievement, you need to kill four enemies with one RIP-Tire. This requires that four of the six opponents are grouped together when you’re nearby enough to capitalize.
In the clip shared by ‘fielus’ on Reddit, they’re able to fly above the enemy team, duplicate a Junkrat, and quickly secure five kills — including four with a RIP-Tire. Without even realizing they could get his achievement by doing so, they easily secured it.
Echo has a lot of tools to be a pain for enemy teams…and then she can transform into one of them.
It takes Echo 1.35 seconds to transform into an enemy hero she has chosen and then she is able to play as that hero for 15 seconds (or until her health runs out). Additionally, Echo is able to build her duplicated hero’s ultimate 6.5 times faster than normal while transformed.
All of these factors combine with Echo’s flight to make her a fantastic candidate for players who want to unlock achievements. Using the Junkrat example, fielus was able to drop onto enemies from the skies as Junkrat, charge the ultimate almost instantaneously, and hit a big bang for an easy achievement.
The fourth Chipotle Challenger series featured another star-studded lineup of contestants, including:
Streamers / Pro Players
Celebrities / Athletes
Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots)
In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned, as well as points for placing.
Up to 1000 trio teams
Private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
Ladder system that allows registrants to play for the whole 3-hour window
Qualifying teams then had the chance to go head to head in a private lobby with teams of streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes.
Top 4 teams from each qualifier advance
17 teams of invited talent
Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool
A total of $50,000 in prize money was up for grabs. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the top three teams also secured themselves free burritos for a year!
1st: $30,000 + free burritos for 1 year
2nd: $15,000 + free burritos for 1 year
3rd: $5,000 + free burritos for 1 year
Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results
Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.
Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30
Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.
As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.
The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.
A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.
What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?
The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.
A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.
These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.
Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.
Chipotle and esports
This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.
The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.
In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.
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