Echo release marks last major content for ‘Overwatch’, what’s next?

Echo Release Marks Last Major Content For 'Overwatch', What's Next?

After the long wait, the 32nd hero for Overwatch has officially been added, and that’s none other than Echo.

Echo’s addition to Overwatch is somewhat special. For starters, she’s one of the characters that’s long been teased in the game but has yet to make an actual appearance. Another reason is that Echo is the last character to be added to Overwatch. 

According to the developers, the next character to join the game would have to come from the sequel, which is yet to have a release date. Now that the major additions for Overwatch are completed, what’s next for Blizzard’s shooter?

The anniversary event

Overwatch’s anniversary event runs from the third week of May up to the first week of June. During this event, all previous event-exclusive skins will be available in loot boxes as well as in the in-game store as well. Aside from this, previous limited-time game modes will be playable throughout the duration of the anniversary event.

It’s unlikely that Blizzard will skip out on the anniversary event this year as it has always been celebrated yearly by fans. Aside from previous skins returning, fans can also expect some new and wacky skins to be added to the game as well. Of course, we might also see the anticipated dance emotes for new heroes like Sigma and Echo as well.

More teases for Overwatch 2

Since being revealed, hopes have been high for Blizzard’s follow up to Overwatch. The first trailer for the game was revealed in Blizzcon 2019, but since then, we’ve yet to see more from the game.

According to reports, Blizzard will still push through with Blizzcon 2020, but they are closely monitoring the situation for now. If the event does get canceled, then fans might not be able to see Overwatch 2 just yet.

Overwatch 2 is not a completely new game, but it will expand what we already have. Those who own Overwatch will have access to the new maps and characters from Overwatch 2. What they won’t have access to though are the PVE missions, which are the main additions to the game.

Fans have long requested for more story content from Blizzard, and Overwatch 2 is about to give just that to them.

As for previous skins owned in Overwatch, players will still have access to them when the new game arrives.

It’s hard to say what’s next for Blizzard as all eyes are currently on the release of Overwatch 2. Hopefully, Blizzard reveals the game’s release date and more details on it soon.


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