Overwatch screenshot of the board room from the Riato map

[Update #2]: Echo has now been unleashed onto the PTR, and while she's not a support hero as many had expected, she is really fun to play!

[Update]: Echo has been confirmed as Overwatch Hero #32.

If you've been following the recent rumors, then you're no doubt aware that Blizzard is planning to make a major announcement later this week. The exact nature of this announcement is still unclear, but given the most recent Twitter teaser, it would appear to be a brand new hero.

The exact details are still shrouded in mystery, as is the name of the hero itself. However, given that Dr. Mina Liao is one of the founding members of Overwatch and a character that was confirmed to play a big role in the story, there is a pretty good chance she will be next hero to dive into action.

That said, Blizzard has been known for intentionally misleading the community with their teasers, so there is always a chance the next hero could be someone less obvious. Perhaps it could even be Echo, the Omnic that first appeared as a part of McCree and Ashe's cinematic short. After all, Liao is seemingly trying to create a highly advanced Omnic, and Echo fits the bill quite nicely.

Whatever the case may be, we won't have to stew in ignorance for too long as Blizzard will most likely be doing a full reveal within a couple of days. Once that happens I'll make sure to let you know, but until then you might want to check out the newly launched Archives event - it's pretty fun!