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Echo Overwatch skins and cosmetics revealed in March 31 PTR update

Published: 31/Mar/2020 21:17

by Bill Cooney


After just under two weeks on the PTR, Overwatch players got their first look at Echo’s upcoming base skins and cosmetics in an update on March 31.

New skins are many Overwatch fans’ favorite part of the game, so anytime a new hero has them revealed, it’s almost like a mini-event.

Echo is no different, and it’s clear that developers have had the art department spending plenty of time coming up with unique skin ideas for the hero.

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Echo’s Epic skins: Carbon fiber (left) and Hot Rod (right).

Her Rare skins are your standard, base skin recolors in lime green, powder blue/purple, burnt orange, and a light pink, similar to Mercy’s charity skin.

Echo receives two Epics to start out: the green and black “Carbon Fiber,” similar to Orisa’s skin of the same name, and the cherry red “Hot Rod” skin.

In the Legendary department, the 32nd hero receives the tactical-looking Camo and Stealth skins, along with the whimsical Butterfly and Moth colors.

The Camo and Stealth skins are similar, and seem to be based on some early concept art that made Echo appear far more intimidating – and more like the DPS she actually is.

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Echo’s Legendary Camo (left) and Stealth (right) skins. Did someone say “I need healing?”

The Moth and Butterfly skins make up the other half of Echo’s Legendary skins, and do a great job of making her look like a winged insect.

Mercy has commonly been referred to as ‘moth’ by players since Overwatch came out, but a new Echo skin may not be enough to change players’ habits like that, no matter how good it looks.

However, San Francisco Shock support Grant “moth” Espe is probably thrilled to have an Overwatch skin bearing his name’s likeness. If Echo had actually been a support hero, it would have been perfect.

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Butterfly (left) and Moth (right) do a great job of turning Echo into the winged pest she’s sure to be once released from the PTR.

Echo’s golden gun transforms the white areas on both of her forearms and hands, and is definitely more shiny and noticeable than Sigma’s tiny golden orbs, for instance.

Finally, videos of her emotes and highlight intros were shared by Overbuff on Twitter – and one of them seems to be a straight-up strobe light.

Whether or not you’ll be able to blind other players with the emote remains to be seen, but it certainly makes any other visual taunt seem dim, in comparison.

We still don’t know how much time Echo has on the PTR before coming to the main game, but if they’re giving her skins, emotes and other cosmetics, we’re definitely getting closer to the newest DPS hero’s Overwatch debut.


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.