Overwatch: Echo Is The Last New Hero Until Overwatch 2 Launches

Overwatch will continue to add new heroes, but you'll have to wait until the sequel launches to experience them.


Overwatch has just added a new hero, Echo, to the Public Test Server, and she will be coming to the main game soon. Echo is a versatile Damage character, and Blizzard has promised that there are more Tank and Support characters incoming. However, you'll have to wait for Overwatch 2 to launch before you can get your hands on them.

Talking to IGN Nordic, director Jeff Kaplan has confirmed that we'd have to wait for the sequel for more characters. "Currently Echo is the last hero coming to standard Overwatch," he said.

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Blizzard has previously announced that any hero that gets added to Overwatch 2 will also be added to the original game, which means that more heroes will be added once the sequel launches. We have reason to believe that multiple new characters are in development for the sequel.

A release date for Overwatch 2 has not been announced yet, but it's due to release on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions have not been announced.

Echo was originally created for Blizzard's canceled MMO, Titan.

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