Bizarre Overwatch bug accidentally turns Echo into a support hero

It’s one of the more confusing Overwatch bugs to date. Echo, a popular damage-based hero, accidentally forgot her role for a moment and instead turned into a supporting character, leaving players confused.

Since day one, Overwatch heroes fit neatly into three categories: Tank, Damage, and Support. All 32 playable characters have always fit into the various roles.

While different characters now seem to be roles change in Overwatch 2we are still a long way from the first beta† So everyone should still function the same as usual in the base game.

However, Echo arbitrarily decided to break the rules in a recent match at Watchpoint: Gibraltar. For a moment, the often devastating Damage hero decided she wanted to be a Support instead.

As their team approached the final checkpoint, Reddit user said “Drunken_Queen‘ needed a small boost to their HP before diving into the next battle. Of course, they made a polite request through the in-game command system.

“I asked for healings like Echo,” they explained.

Though their team didn’t hear a familiar “I need healing” voice line. Instead, the tables were turned as Echo claimed she could actually heal her allies.

“Somehow she said ‘come here and I’ll heal you,'” the player said. Seemingly out of nowhere, the character broke out of her role with an original voice line.

Given Echo’s gear, it wouldn’t be out of the question to hear such a quote if she duplicated a support. But this mind-bending bug played out with Echo’s normal form in focus.

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

In light of the confusing identity crisis, fans began to speculate how it all happened.

While some argued it may be leftover dialogue from her early days as a supposed healer, others joked that it may have been a leak before her Overwatch 2 role switch.

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

Many of her allies and rivals certainly are, so be sure to brush up on everything we know Overwatch 2’s Major Balance Shift

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