Could a leaked Overwatch audio clip confirm Echo as Hero 32? - Dexerto
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Could a leaked Overwatch audio clip confirm Echo as Hero 32?

Published: 18/Mar/2020 2:06 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 2:09

by Brad Norton

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Soldier: 76’s Brazilian voice actor may have just accidentally confirmed Echo as the next hero in Overwatch while sharing a video of him recording voice lines online with his fans.

As Blizzard begins teasing the next addition to the Overwatch cast of characters, one of Soldier: 76’s global voice actors may have accidentally leaked new information that points to Echo being the latest hero.

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Translated from English into a wide array of languages around the world, it appears Blizzard has been recording a number of Brazillian voice lines for Overwatch of late and the local Soldier: 76 could have just confirmed the next hero.

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Sharing a seemingly innocent clip to his Facebook page, José Augusto Sendim recently visited a recording studio to continue his work on Blizzard’s hero shooter.

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Before delivering a new slate of voice lines however, the actor pulled out his phone and recorded a 30-second clip that featured a number of recognizable English voices, as well as a few new interesting tidbits.

At the 17-second mark of the video, Soldier’s English actor Fred Tatasciore can be heard saying “talk to Liao” or “Doctor Liao.” Regardless, the name can clearly be heard and appears to confirm Liao will play a major role in the game very soon.

As recent teases have indicated, Dr. Mina Liao is a founding member of Overwatch and a doctor recognized for her efforts developing artificial life. 

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Popular community theories suggest that the character may have found a way to merge her consciousness with an Omnic body, therefore assuming the role of Echo, a highly-anticipated figure that has been confirmed for Overwatch 2.

While there’s no surefire guarantee that Echo will, in fact, be the next hero, all signs seemingly point towards that being the case.

“Everyone get back, stay down, stay down!” an unknown character screams in the March 17 teaser before the sound of a huge explosion can be heard.

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Coincidentally, these exact same lines can be heard at the start of the video from Soldier’s Brazilian voice actor.

A few lines cannot quite be deciphered, though one final quote from Soldier states that “you should join us.”

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There is no way to tell exactly who the grizzled veteran is talking to, though this could be Echo’s invitation to band together and join Overwatch’s roster.

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Echo has been a highly anticipated addition to Overwatch for a number of years.

Not much else is known about the upcoming reveal outside of these brief teasers, however, French streamer ‘Altheaow’ shared on March 4 that the next addition would be a “support” hero.

Additionally, throughout a March 16 broadcast, Overwatch streamer ‘emongg’ hinted that the next character could be revealed on Thursday, March 19.

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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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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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