Echo might be in store for a quick hotfix in Overwatch, as a newly discovered Ultimate trick proves that the recently released Damage hero is outright broken.
Echo’s Ultimate has been wreaking havoc in Overwatch since her jump to the Live servers on April 14. The powerful ability transforms her into another hero with 6.5 times the usual Ultimate charging rate.
If the player is skilled enough, this can lead to multiple Ultimates in a single user of her Duplicate. However, a new discovery shows how Echo can actually charge game-changing Ults much faster, even tripling-up when copying certain heroes.
As though gaining multiple Ultimates in a brief window wasn’t devastating enough, a new method has uncovered how Echo can actually trigger two at once.
While duplicating Mei in the Practice Range on April 19, Reddit user ‘LukeTheNinja12’ showcased how the icy hero can actually drop two Blizzard’s at the same time.
With the first Ultimate ready to go, they fired an icicle at the exact same time in which they threw out the Blizzard. This resulted in a second Blizzard charging instantly thanks to Echo’s insane Ultimate charge rate.
Covering a good chunk of the map in such a deadly area-of-effect ability is sure to leave the enemy team in shambles. However, it’s not just Mei that benefits from this trick.
Some heroes can’t build ult while their ult is active but can a spilt second before it activates. So if done right you can insta double ult with echo and reliably get 2-3 full duration ults off. Or even have 2 active simultaneously from Overwatch
From Roadhog to Zarya, countless characters are able to generate Ultimates at an absurd rate due to this tactic with Echo.
So long as enough damage is dealt in that split window of time, a second Ult will be instantly available on almost any hero. “That’s actually broken,” one Redditor chimed in with, reacting to the discovery.
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In order to maximize their output, Echo was buffed by Mercy and occasionally even Nano-Boosted by Ana in these examples. However, it’s certainly possible to achieve the same results in a coordinated attack on the competitive ladder.
Overwatch developers are yet to comment on the matter so there’s no telling if an immediate patch will pull this trick from the game, or if it will be left in.
Thanks to the latest Hero Pools announcement though, you won’t have to deal with Echo in your competitive games for another week at the very least.