Bizarre Overwatch bug accidentally turns Echo into a support hero

It’s one of the most confusing Overwatch bugs yet. Echo, a popular damage-based heroine, accidentally momentarily forgot her role and transformed into a support character instead, confusing players.

From day one, Overwatch heroes fall neatly into three categories: tank, damage, and support. All 32 playable characters always fit the different roles.

While different characters seem to be now Changing roles in Overwatch 2we are still a long way from it first beta. As such, all should continue to function as usual in the base game.

However, Echo accidentally decided to break the rules in a recent match on Watchpoint: Gibraltar. For a brief moment, the often-devastating Damage hero decided she wanted to be a support instead.

As her team neared the final checkpoint, the Reddit user talked ‘Drunken_Queen‘ needed a small boost to their HP before they plunged into the next fight. Of course, they made a polite request via the in-game command system.

“I asked for healing as an echo,” they explained.

Though a familiar “I need healing” voice isn’t what her team heard. Instead, the roles were reversed, as Echo claimed she could actually heal her allies.

“She kind of said, ‘Come here and I’ll heal you,'” the player shared. Seemingly out of nowhere, the character burst out of character with an original voice.

Given Echo’s gear, it wouldn’t be out of the question to hear such a quote when she duplicates a support. But that head-scratching bug played out with Echo’s regular form in focus.

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We’re yet to see Echo’s latest design in Overwatch 2. Maybe she has some new healing abilities after all.

Faced with the baffling identity crisis, fans began to speculate as to how it all happened.

while a few argued it may have been leftover dialogue from her early days as a supposed healer, others joked that it could have been a leak for her role reversal in Overwatch 2.

For now, how Echo temporarily became a support remains a mystery. As far as we know, the hero isn’t facing a major overhaul in the upcoming sequel.

Many of their allies and rivals certainly are, so brush up on everything we know Overwatch 2’s big balance change. Bizarre Overwatch bug accidentally turns Echo into a support hero

Emma Bowman

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