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Overwatch’s next hero is “evolutionary robot” Echo

Blizzard has unveiled Overwatch’s 32nd hero, and it’s a familiar face, arriving in the form of sleek “evolutionary robot”, Echo – a being said to have been “programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence” and representing “the cutting edge of technology”.

Attentive sorts might recall that Echo has been loitering in the background as a prime candidate for new hero status since November 2018, where she made her debut as part of gunslinger (and Overwatch’s 29th hero) Elizabeth Caledonia “Calamity” Ashe’s reveal trailer.

Blizzard began teasing Echo’s imminent arrival as hero 32 earlier this week, when the official Overwatch Twitter account posted the personal log of character Dr. Mina Liao, recounting her successes with the mysterious, omnic-related “Athena prototype”. Echo was then name-checked directly, albeit subtly, in a follow-up image.

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