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Echo Overwatch skins and cosmetics revealed in March 31 PTR update

Published: 31/Mar/2020 21:17

by Bill Cooney

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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.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.