Overwatch 2 leaked artwork suggests a rumored hero is coming

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A new bit of Overwatch 2 (opens in new tab) art briefly appeared on the Blizzard Gear shop Monday, only to be snapped by eagle-eyed forum-goers over at MMO Champion (opens in new tab) before disappearing from the store. The leaked image, first reported by Wowhead (opens in new tab), features a familiar cast of Overwatch characters - some with noticeable design changes - with the rumored new hero Echo appearing in the background.

The leak follows a detailed report from ESPN (opens in new tab) claiming Overwatch 2 will be revealed at BlizzCon 2019 (opens in new tab) later this week, and will include new game modes, new PvE mechanics, new maps, and at least one new hero. If the reporting is accurate, there's a good chance we'll get a much closer look at Echo than the distant view we have with the leaked image.

(Image credit: Blizzard Entertainment)

This isn't the first we've seen of Echo (opens in new tab), nor is it the only evidence to suggest Overwatch 2 is in development and nearing an official reveal. Echo has been in development purgatory from the early days of Overwatch's development, and can be seen in the ‘Reunion’ animated short.

Today's leaked image also reveals new looks for a few different Overwatch heroes. Tracer's rocking some new pants, Genji's finally found his pants, and Mei's sporting a slightly redesigned outfit. Reinhardt, Mercy, Brigitte, and Winston also feature in the new image, but haven't been noticeably updated.

As for what's available right now for Overwatch fans, check out our handy Overwatch character guide (opens in new tab) to decide which hero speaks your language.

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