In the trailer, Dr. Mina Liao, Echo’s creator, is revealed to be one of the original founders of the Overwatch team, joining after she helped create the omnics that rebelled against humanity. We learn that she died in some kind of lab accident or attack before the start of the game, but her conscience lives on inside of Echo. It’s a pretty colorful backstory to say the least, and more will likely be revealed in the next few weeks as Echo arrives to the game in full.- Advertisement -
Here’s everything else we know about Echo:
Overwatch – Echo Abilities
Echo is a DPS character who sports some unique abilities.
Her primary fire is a slower moving series of projectiles that requires you to carefully aim and lead your shots. Much like Zenyatta’s orbs, they are potentially devastatingly effective, but they can be hard to land.
Echo’s alternate fire options are even more interesting. One of them allows her to fire a concentrated beam that does relatively minor damage when an opponent is above half health. However, if you fire it at an opponent or shield that is below half-health, the beam does significantly more damage. It’s a fantastic way to finish off weakened opponents and defenses. She’s also able to fire some powerful sticky bombs and float and glide through the air for a limited amount of time.