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Possible new Overwatch hero revealed during McCree animated short

Published: 2/Nov/2018 19:55 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 20:43

by Bill Cooney

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There were a ton of new characters in the new McCree animated short ‘Reunion’, including one who reveals what the deal was with the Route 66 payload.

Ashe, the new hero, was the big news out of the McCree animated short, but another character, Echo, who was housed inside the Route 66 payload, was also introduced.

Her introduction answers the questions players had after discovering changes to the Route 66 payload on the PTR.

Blizzard EntertainmentCould Echo be Overwatch’s 30th hero?

Not much information is given about Echo, but it appears she was a member of Overwatch before the team was disbanded.

Nothing has been revealed about Echo’s kit or ability, and technically she hasn’t been confirmed as a hero, but all signs point to that being the case.

The McCree cinematic was the first from Blizzard since the “Shooting Star” cinematic was released earlier in the year.

No matter when Echo is announced or comes to PTR, BlizzCon has already given fans a ton of new content to go through. 

For more on everything Overwatch related that Blizzard announced at BlizzCon, be sure to check out our official hub.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.