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Overwatch 2 Echo talent concept makes her Duplicate even more broken

Published: 8/Jun/2020 2:40

by Brad Norton


The release date of Overwatch 2 is still up in the air, though newly proposed Echo talents could make the latest hero and instant-pick in any Player vs Environment (PvE) mode.

PvE content is a major focus for Blizzard’s upcoming Overwatch sequel. From a fully-fledged cooperative story mode to highly-replayable missions, there should be plenty for dedicated players to sink their teeth into.

This new content will come with its own leveling system as well. Allowing players to pick and choose new unlocks for each and every hero in the game. Here’s how Echo’s unique upgrades could look in Overwatch 2.

Reddit user ‘cal-nomen-official’ has already put together full talent trees for a wide array of heroes. This time, however, their focus is on Echo and some of the new concepts could push her to the top of the pack.

There are three PvE-exclusive tweaks that apply right out of the gate with this version of Echo in Overwatch 2.

Her duplicating Ultimate can be used on teammates. She will instantly have an Ultimate banked upon copying another character. Finally, her mobility would be even more impressive with six seconds of flight time in PvE.

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A full rundown on Echo’s potential PvE skill-tree in Overwatch 2.

At the very first level, players will have to choose between an Ultimate-enhancing perk or a damaging Sticky Bomb buff. ‘Peak Performance’ allows Echo to stay in her duplicated form until a copied ultimate expires. ‘Seeker Bombs’ would turn into mini homing bombs that lock onto enemies.

At level 20, her Ultimate truly evolves with the ‘Double-Up’ option. Not only is the duration doubled, but so too is the total health. Giving Echo the ability to farm copied Ultimates for 30 seconds without much risk of dying.

The final unlocks at level 50 either buff Echo’s Focusing Beam or give her Ultimate one last trick. Labeled as ‘Beacon,’ this final perk would let allies charge their Ultimates at the same rate as Echo for the duration of her Duplicate, either 15 or 30 seconds depending on earlier choices. With four players to a team, this means that half of your lobby will be rapidly charging Ultimates in the midst of a chaotic battle against the Null Sector.

Echo could be the most powerful DPS hero in Overwatch 2 with these perks.

Overwatch 2 looks to buff characters in unique and extremely powerful ways. Some of these Echo concepts may never see the light of day, but they certainly fit what Blizzard is going for.

While we wait for a release date, here’s a rundown on everything we know about the story mode in Overwatch 2.


Overwatch Top 500 PC streamer explains why console is “so hard”

Published: 19/Jan/2021 0:44 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 2:28

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch Twitch streamer Jeff ‘emongg’ Anderson is well-known for his entertaining tank play where he frequently finds himself in the higher tier’s of the game’s ladder system. However, while he may be a Top 500 player on PC, his console performance was another thing entirely.

Emongg has had a successful Overwatch career despite never going pro in the Overwatch League, he did play on the legendary pre-OWL team Selfless Gaming alongside some of the best in the world including Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca and Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won.

Nowadays, Anderson finds himself as one of the most-watched Overwatch streamers on Twitch and on January 17, decided to try his luck on PlayStation 4.

Despite his incredible game sense, the tank player found himself in more than a few precarious positions.

Perhaps the most ridiculous was when the streamer, who wasn’t in voice chat, called out that an enemy McCree was flanking on the Volskaya high ground.

After failing to confirm a kill on the cowboy, the McCree was able to pick off Emongg’s Hanzo teammate, get a health pack, and eventually take out the streamer who was playing the 600 HP Wrecking Ball.

Despite Emongg doing plenty of damage, he was unable to score the kill, resulting in yet another teammate, this time Soldier 76, falling victim to the aggressive DPS player.

Things got a bit more ridiculous when Emongg respawned and attempted to stall the point when a Zarya player unleashed her Ultimate, catching the former pro off-guard – something Anderson never expected to see in a gold console game.

“That’s a sick Grav!” he exclaimed, clearly impressed by the amount of skill some of the players had even in lower ELOs.

While that match, in particular, was tough, the streamer did manager to finish his tank placements 3-2 and barely placed Platinum with 2551 SR.

“Oh man, that was so hard!” he yelled. “Respect to the console players, guys.”

According to Anderson, he was extremely nervous to be playing on console and had no idea how he was even going to play or how it was going to go, but found his performance to be “okay.”

Now, it’s going to be interesting to see if he can continue the climb and reach Top 500 on two platforms. It’s been done in the past, but normally from those going from console to PC, not the other way around. Some notable standouts include PVPX, Flats, YZNSA, and most recently Warn and CodCode.