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Echo idea would be perfect Overwatch skin for Spring

Published: 2/Apr/2020 0:37 Updated: 2/Apr/2020 6:00

by Bill Cooney


Echo may have only come to Overwatch’s PTR on March 19, but fans of the game have already come up with ideas for her skins and cosmetics.

Overwatch fans are some of the most creative out there, and a new hero is a perfect opportunity for some great skin concepts.

Even though Echo had her official set of skins and cosmetics released to the PTR on March 31, that didn’t stop Redditor jlwartist from coming up with their own.

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Echo’s may have a full set of skins now, but that’s never stopped Overwatch fans before.

“Orchid Nymph” is jlw’s working title for the skin, which would definitely be a Legendary if it were ever added.

Echo’s shoulder and head have been transformed into a big, beautiful flower, and she’s got vines and other plant life growing all over as well.

The best part of this skin has to be Echo’s wings. They have been transformed into gigantic flower petals that would look great as she flies around the map.

“Orchid” echo would be the perfect Overwatch skin for Spring.

The custom skin sort of resembles Echo’s actual “Butterfly” skin color-wise, but is definitely different enough to stand out on it’s own.

One user on Reddit said the skin reminded them of Lillymon, from the Digimon series, and jlwartist revealed they were probably inspired by the cartoon without even knowing it, since they were a fan when they were younger.

Even though Echo came out, we might not have to wait very long at all for a new skin to come out, even if it isn’t Orchid.

We may not have to wait long to see a new Echo skin in-game.

Overwatch’s Anniversary event usually happens in May after Archives wraps up in April. Echo made it to the PTR on March 19, which would give her roughly a month on the test realm were she to come out in towards the end of April.

Obviously this is all just guesswork, as devs have been tight-lipped about when she’ll be released from testing, but if she does come out before the next event, keep your eyes peeled for a new skin.


Overwatch Genji voice actor adds fuel to Overwatch 2 delay rumors

Published: 28/Jan/2021 3:42

by Brad Norton


Rumors of an Overwatch 2 delay could have some merit to them as Genji’s Korean voice actor Gaku Space has reportedly not even begun work on the highly anticipated sequel.

Overwatch 2 was revealed in 2019 and ever since, Blizzard has remained completely silent on the matter. No further information has come to light since the initial demonstration but that hasn’t stopped the community from speculating.

Recent reports have suggested that the game has been delayed internally, with a 2021 release no longer in the cards. New job listings also point towards the sequel being much further off than fans were expecting.

Adding further fuel to the fire, the voice behind Korea’s Genji has chimed in on the speculation. Despite being one of the first six revamped characters on display for Overwatch 2, the voice actor has allegedly “not started recording” new dialogue.

“Yeah I’m still working on Overwatch, but I haven’t heard anything about Overwatch 2,” the voice actor said in a January 26 interview according to translations from Reddit user ‘Evenstar6132.’

While this initial statement could have just been avoiding the topic, he soon followed up to confirm that he’s had “nothing” to do with Overwatch 2 up until now.  “What’s going on Blizzard? I’m not fired am I?”

A good amount of unused recordings from earlier sessions could be in the bank for the sequel. Though this would mean no fresh dialogue has been recorded for Genji in all manner of new situations.

Voice lines won’t be readily available for Genji interacting with new heroes, playing new modes, or visiting new locations. Let alone the lengthier sections from the upcoming campaign as well.

Without any of these lines in place, it reaffirms the speculation behind an Overwatch 2 delay. We could still be quite far off from the game’s full release. In fact, Naeri claims the title “will be released at the end of 2021” at the absolute earliest.

Blizzcon 2021 is set to kick off on February 19, with fans hoping to see new updates on Overwatch 2.

We’ll have to wait and see what the developers have in store, but without voice recording finalized across multiple regions, it’s safe to assume a release date won’t be closeby.