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Overwatch developer reveals surprising info about Hero 31

Published: 11/Mar/2019 23:28 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 23:42

by Bill Cooney

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An Overwatch developer has confirmed that Echo won’t be the next hero released to Overwatch in an interview on Youtube.

Ever since Echo was introduced to Overwatch fans during the premier of the “Reunion” sketch at BlizzCon 2018, players have been trying to figure out when the new Hero make it into the game, and what her abilities could be.

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In a recent interview with German Overwatch Youtube channel HighscoreHeroes, Overwatch Developer Joshua Noh talked about how the Overwatch team goes about making a new hero, and hinted that it wouldn’t be Echo just yet, contrary to popular speculation.

Blizzard EntertainmentNot pictured: Overwatch’s next new hero.

It was revealed that Echo had been stored in the container on top of the payload on Route 66 before Reunion, and after the short premiered the payload in game changed, to show she was now out and about.

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Naturally, players assumed she would be one of the upcoming new heroes, but now it seems they’ll have longer to wait to see what Echo is all about.

“We’re definitely going to make her a hero at some point,” Noh said. “I don’t think she’s the next hero, if that tells you anything.”

Timestamp at 3:05 for mobile viewers.

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Noh also said the Overwatch team would be staying away from complex hero releases, like for Sombra, going forward.

“We’re intentionally avoiding doing more ARGs like with Sombra,” Noh revealed. “Just because that ended up being not that well received.”

So Echo probably won’t be the next Overwatch hero, which only raises the question: who, or what, could it be?

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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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