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Curious Overwatch teaser suggests Echo is Hero 32

Published: 17/Mar/2020 20:29

by Bill Cooney

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The official Overwatch Twitter has revealed another clue for a potential upcoming hero with an intriguing short video clip posted without warning on March 17.

On Monday, March 16, fans got a brand new teaser in the form of a log entry from one Dr. Mina Liao, who’s listed as one of the founding members of Overwatch in the game’s lore.

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From the first clue, we now know that Dr. Liao was the creator of Overwatch’s Athena program and was working on a new project that she thought would show people the “true potential of artificial life,” but it seems like something went wrong.

The newest teaser is a short video clip of what we can safely assume is a panicked Dr. Liao yelling something at her staff.

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“Everyone get back, stay down, stay down!” she yells in clip, which is followed by the sounds of an explosion.

Additionally, there’s an image of something blowing up along with a headshot of the Doctor that the audio plays over in the tweet. If something happened to Dr. Liao during that explosion, it might just be the best clue yet that Echo is actually Hero 32.

Obviously, with only two teasers so far, it could be way too early to be jumping to conclusions, but the pieces have painted an enticing picture for Echo up to this point. What if Dr. Liao wanted to prove to humans there was more to artificial life and intelligence by transferring her consciousness to an artificial, Omnic body. 

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Maybe it was only supposed to be a temporary experiment, but something went wrong causing an explosion that destroyed her physical body, leaving only the Omnic with her consciousness inside of it behind.

This would also explain the hero’s name, since all that would remain is the “Echo” of her mind inside of the Omnic body.

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Regardless of whether or not our theory is correct and Echo is actually coming up, we do know a new hero is likely to be revealed this week thanks to Overwatch streamer emongg, who’s been actively involved with Blizzard.

During a stream on March 16, he hinted that a new support hero could be coming out or announced on Thursday, March 19.

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“Hopefully the new hero is good, but even that’s a support hero, we’ll see though. I’m excited to look at it,” the streamer told fans. “Leak? You mean the new hero coming out on like Thursday or whatever? Is that a leak?”

It’s clear that something big is coming soon to Overwatch, and all signs seem to point to it being a new hero. Whether or not we’ll finally see Echo added to the game, though, might remain a mystery for a little while longer.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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