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Overwatch March 27 PTR update includes multiple Echo fixes – patch notes

Published: 27/Mar/2020 23:20

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch has rolled out a new patch for the Public Test Realm that contains multiple bug fixes for Echo, which solve several problems players have been complaining about regarding her ultimate.

Echo’s Duplicate is without a doubt one of the most interesting ultimate abilities added to Overwatch, because it allows her to copy any other hero in the game and use their kit and ultimates, temporarily.

However, since the hero has been introduced, players on the PTR have noticed some major inconsistencies popping up with the character, and the latest patch aims to fix some of them.

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Echo is currently on Overwatch’s PTR servers for testing after being fully revealed on March 19.

Besides a general update that added stats and tips for Echo, the entire March 27 is bug fixes for the hero, along with D.Va and Tracer.

One of the biggest developments affects Echo’s ultimate when she tries to duplicate Junkrat, which players discovered wasn’t working correctly on the PTR.

Instead of copying Junkrat, if echo used her ultimate on him at the same time he was using RIP Tire, it would simply take Echo’s ultimate away instead of working.

As you can guess, this glitch was extremely annoying for Echo players who wanted to give Junk a taste of his own medicine, but thankfully, it should be fixed now.

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Junkrat’s RIP Tire was an unintended Echo counter before the patch.

Another fix tightened up how Orisa’s Supercharger interacts with Duplicate, allowing a duplicated charger to stick around after Echo’s ultimate has ended.

It might not seem like a major change, but these changes do help to make her ultimate much more consistent, and hopefully, more ready for her full release.

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We still don’t know exactly when Echo will be released to the main Overwatch client.

Echo has spent a little over a week on the PTR, and we still don’t have any idea when she’ll come to the main game, since Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan warned that she could spend longer on the test server than past heroes.

The full March 27 PTR patch notes can be read below:

Overwatch PTR Patch Notes – March 27, 2020




  • Added stats and tips




  • Fixed a bug where D.Va’s aim pitch would reset when leaving her Mech


  • Fixed a bug where a Duplicated Supercharger would not grant damage boost after Duplicate has ended but before the Supercharger has been removed
  • Fixed a bug where Echo did not properly track deaths or count for eliminations
  • Fixed a bug where a spectator’s camera may become detached from Echo when clone ends
  • Fixed a bug where Echo’s Sticky Bombs would sometimes not play their explosion effect
  • Fixed a bug where Duplicated heroes would not properly reflect some custom game settings
  • Fixed a bug where dying to environmental damage while using Duplicate would cause kill cam to not play
  • Fixed a bug where dying to environmental damage while using Duplicate would cause incorrect ultimate credit for the enemy responsible
  • Fixed a bug where duplicate ending on a moving platform could cause Echo to be sent flying
  • Fixed a bug where first-person Sticky Bomb effects would not disappear if the bombs detached (ie from using Moira’s Fade)
  • Fixed a bug where, in some cases, Echo’s Duplicate ability wasn’t respecting hero specific custom key bindings
  • Fixed a bug where cloning a Junkrat who is controlling Rip Tire would cause Echo to lose ultimate


  • Fixed a bug where the Pulse Bomb’s “Stuck” message would sometimes appear on the wrong target

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


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.