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Overwatch Echo Release Date: Everything You Need to Know

When can we expect Echo's release date in Overwatch?
When can we expect Echo's release date in Overwatch? | Photo by Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch Echo release date could be soon. The last time we got a "coming soon" backstory trailer for Sigma, we got to play the new Hero in the PTR that week. Here's everything you need to know:

Overwatch Echo Release Date

The Echo reveal trailer dropped today, and patch day's tomorrow. We could expect to see Echo playable on the PTR if previous Hero updates are any reference point. March 19 is the earliest we could get to play Echo.

Echo will be the 32nd Hero added to Overwatch. Despite being the latest Hero, Echo was involved with the earliest drafts of Overwatch. Not only is she one of the earliest Heroes designed, in lore she is one of the key members of Overwatch, created by Liao, one of the founding members.

While Liao was always anticipated as a Hero, it was revealed she died in an attack and Echo was meant to carry on her work.

Echo was revealed in earlier shorts, appearing at the end of Reunion with McCree and she helps the team take on the Omnics in the Overwatch 2 announcement trailer.

UPDATE (3/19 1:40 p.m. ET): Echo is now available on the Overwatch PTR.