Overwatch 2 Echo: Abilities, Playstyle & Tips

Our guide on Echo will help you learn more about her abilities and the best play style for her in Overwatch 2.

Echo is one of the best damage heroes in Overwatch 2 with versatile attacks and highly damaging abilities. In our guide today we will discuss in detail the abilities of Echo in Overwatch 2 along with her suitable play style and the best tips and tricks for mastering her. 

Key Highlights
  • Echo is a damage hero in Overwatch 2 whose role is to secure kills and engage in battles using her various abilities and skills.
  • Echo is a versatile and flexible hero with strong flanking abilities and high mobility.
  • Her main strategy is to focus on destroying enemy shields to clear the way for her team’s DPS units.
  • She is vulnerable to hit scan heroes like Widowmaker or Cassidy when using abilities like flight and glide
  • Echo’s abilities include Tri Shot, Sticky Bombs, Flight and Glide.
  • Her ultimate ability is Duplicate which allows her to copy an enemy hero’s abilities and appearance.
  • She is weak against heroes with strong crowd control abilities.
  • Echo can be unlocked in the game by completing 150 games.

Who Is Echo In Overwatch 2

The evolutionary robot, Echo has a personality just like her creator and can be a very versatile unit if played the right way. You will be able to unlock Echo after completing 150 games.

Echo in Overwatch 2
Sonic Amplifier (Weapon Type)
– Crossfade (Ability)
– Amp It Up (Ability)
– Soundwave (Ability)
– Sound Barrier (Ultimate Ability)
– Wall Ride (Passive Ability)


Echo is a damage hero in the game which means she will be playing in the front lines and engaging actively in battles using her different abilities and skills.

Being a damage hero it is your responsibility to secure as many kills as possible as the tanks ahead will protect you from incoming attacks. We have also formulated a detailed guide on Mei that you should go and check out. 


When it comes to Echo you will get a lot of diverse and flexible abilities that you can use in clutch situations and turn the tables of the battle to your favorite.

The best part about Echo is she can synergize well with any tank you use. Furthermore, her flanking abilities are exceptional and she will be also able to pelt her targets while elevated in the air.

The best strategy you can use in the Echo is to focus on destroying the Shields of your enemy team so that the line of sight can be cleared for the DPS units of your team. 

Her mobility Is fairly high and with her Omni Directional skills, she can threaten and attack the enemy from different trajectories. Take advantage of her flight ability and make sure to destroy the backlines or the shield first so that the main heroes of the enemy team can be destroyed easily.

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If the enemy beam has heroes like Widowmaker or Cassidy, then it is basically game over for you in case you haven’t mastered her abilities.  

Whenever you are using abilities like flight and glide, these heroes will be able to use their Hit Scan on you. This will make you quite vulnerable as in a flight position, dodging attacks can be quite hard.

Make use of the covers around you and fall back to your team from time to time so that the enemy team cannot take advantage of the situation. 

Abilities Of Echo 

Echo has many abilities that you can utilize in the battle, and we have listed in detail all of them down below. Also, check out our detailed guide on mercy to learn about her abilities, play style, and the best combos. 

Echo abilities in Overwatch 2

Tri Shot Ability 

Effect TypeProjectile
  • Per Pellet: 17 Dmg
  • Per Shot: 51 Dmg
Projectile Speed75 m/s
No. Of Pellets3
Rate Of Fire (ROF)0.3 secs
Reload Time1.5 secs

The weapon that Echo will be using throughout the battle is called Tri Shot. The weapon is able to fire three rounds at once at the targeted enemy, and it will follow a triangular pattern. With this weapon, you will be able to deal a decent amount of damage if you are at a mid-range.

It is important that you try to land all three projectiles on your enemy If you want to deal the maximum amount of damage to your target. Furthermore, the weapon has the capability of holding 12 rounds of ammunition.

The reload time of the weapon is 1.5 seconds. 

Tri Shot Ability
Tri Shot Ability

The veteran players of Overwatch will know that any weapon that shoots multiple projectiles at once will not be able to deal a lot of damage at long distances.

Therefore it is important that you keep her in mid to close range to get the maximum damage out of the ability. However, they won’t separate much, so you won’t have to stand at the enemy’s face to attack them. 

Sticky Bombs 

Effect Type
  • Projectile
  • Area Of Effect
  • On Direct Hit: 5 dmg
  • On Explosion (Enemy): 25 dmg
  • On Explosion (Self): 12.5 dmg
Projectile Speed50 m/s
Area Of Effect2 meters
Rate Of Fire (ROF)
  • 1 bomb/0.064 secs
  • Recovery: 0.3 secs
Casting Time0.064 secs
Cooldown6 secs

When the ability is active, Echo will be able to shoot a lot of bombs that will stick to your enemy target. These bombs will go off after a short period of time and deal damage to the enemies.

The best part about bombs is that they can be very helpful in difficult situations. Furthermore, you will be able to deal 25 damage with each sticky bomb as soon as it explodes. Also they will also deal five damage upon impact. So if you want to deal as much damage as you can, make sure that your bombs land and actually stick to the target.

However, keep in mind that the ability can also damage Echo herself, so it is important to stay at a distance from the targeted enemies. We recommend that you avoid using the ability in close range. The cool-down rate of the sticky bombs is 6 seconds. 

Moreover, the sticky bombs are quite similar to the weapon that Echo uses when it comes to range. The damage that it deals is fairly high; however, it Is important that you aim perfectly; otherwise, the opponent will dodge your attacks easily.

Therefore, a good strategy for the sticky bombs is to use them at multiple enemies so that you won’t miss any bombs. Don’t forget to check out our detailed guide on Zarya, where you will learn about her playstyle, abilities, and the best strategy for her in battle.   

Flight Ability 

Effect TypeMovement
Move. Speed8 m/s
  • Min Duration: 0.2 secs
  • Max Duration: 3 secs
Cooldown6 secs

With Echo, you can glide by holding the Jump Button, and you will be able to use a flight ability as well. When the ability is active, Echo will launch straight forward and can be controlled in every direction by the player.

However, the flight duration is quite low and will only last for three seconds, and you will have to wait for six seconds before you can use it again. Also, like the glide ability, Echo will become very vulnerable during the flight duration, so make sure that you stay out of the line of sight of enemies and have a cover nearby. 

You can use the flight ability when you are looking for an escape. 


TypePassive Ability 
Effect TypeMovement
Move. Speed
  • Horizontal: +50% Buff
  • Vertical: Downward 4 m/s

In order to perform a glide, you will need to hold the jump button whenever you are falling. The players tend to use the ability whenever they are descending from a flight. Furthermore, you can also use it when performing a normal jump. The flight ability can be utilized whenever you are descending from a high platform or a building. 

Focusing Beam  

Effect TypeBeam
  • 50 Dmg Per Second
  • For Target With Less Than 50% HP: 175 Dmg Per Second
Max Range16 meters
Casting Time
  • 0.16 secs
  • Recovery: 0.24 secs
  • Min Duration: 0.24 secs
  • Max Duration: 2 secs
Cooldown8 secs

The focusing beam ability of Echo is very powerful when it comes to finishing off enemies after eating up all their HP. Whenever the ability is active, you will be able to deal 50 damage for two seconds to your target. 

Also, if your targeted enemy has an HP below 50%, you will be able to deal more damage to them. In that case, you will be able to deal about 175 damage per second to the target.

Therefore, using the ability, you will be able to take out a lot of HP of your enemy target, and you can even kill them if you perform the right combo with the ability. So whenever you are using the ability, make sure to target enemies that have low health on them to take them out. 

Duplicate ultimate ability 

TypeUltimate Ability
Effect TypeTargeted
Max Range40 meters
Casting Time1.24 secs
Duration15 secs
Ultimate Cost1,691 points

The ultimate ability used by Echo is called Duplicate. Whenever the ability is active, Echo will be able to duplicate an enemy hero along with all their abilities and weapons. But that is not all Echo will also be able to copy the HP.

Thus, if she copies a target that is a tank hero like D. VA, she will also get the 600 HP that comes with her. However, since the HP has been capped at 300 In Overwatch 2 you will get half of the HP as well. The best strategy here is to use the duplicate ability on tanks.

However, you can use the ability to duplicate other powerful heroes as well, depending upon the battle situation at hand. Keep in mind that as soon as the duration of the duplicate ability ends, Echo will get her previous health back. 

Tips And Tricks For Playing Echo 

If you are playing Echo as your main, then follow the tips listed down below to master her in no time. 

Echo playstyle in Overwatch 2
Mastering Echo

Use The Flight Ability When Necessary 

It is important only to use the flight ability when absolutely necessary. Because whenever Echo is in a flight state, she will become extremely vulnerable to incoming attacks.

So it is important that you cancel the flight as soon as you are done using it. Doing so will also start the cooldown so that you can use the ability again. If you want to use the flight ability to reposition yourself in the battle, a good strategy is to use the flight ability for a short period and use a glide after.

By doing so, you will be able to reach your desired position in an effective way. We recommend that you practice the flight and glide combo on different maps to master it. 

Use The Ultimate With A Strategy 

The ultimate Echo, called duplicate, can prove to be a very powerful asset to your team if used the right way. Whenever you are using your ultimate ability, make sure that your HP is not that low.

This matters a lot, especially if you are currently being targeted. Because if you use your duplicate ability during it, the enemies will have a small window during your transformation where they can attack and potentially kill you. 

A good strategy here is to utilize your cooldowns before using the ability. Doing so will allow you to soak up some extra damage while you transform. Also, whenever the ultimate ability ends, all your abilities will get refreshed. 

We recommend duplicating tanks because they have the highest HP in the game. Also, the ultimates they use can be a game-changer for the whole battle. If there is a tank that uses a lot of time to charge up an ultimate, you will be able to charge quite quickly when you are transforming into them as Echo. 

Positioning Matters A Lot 

If the mid-range is where you excel, then Echo is the best fighter for you. The reason is that the primary fire she uses works best at mid-range, and the longer the distance increases, the weaker it becomes.

For instance, when it comes to her focusing beam, it will work best In a 16-meter range. When it comes to her sticky bombs, on the other hand, landing them is quite easier, thanks to the range they can cover. 

Make sure that you avoid turrets as much as you can. If the enemy team has a DPS unit capable of summoning turrets, they will try to target you first. 

Summing It Up 

With this, our guide on Echo in Overwatch 2 comes to an end. The damaged hero is capable of producing a lot of damage if played the right way. What makes Echo so special is her ultimate ability called Duplicate, where she is able to mimic the abilities and health of all characters.

Hopefully, after reading our guide, you will be able to make use of her abilities in the best way possible. If you have any queries regarding our article, make sure to leave them in the comment section below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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