Welcome Sombra, the long-awaited infiltrating Villain of Overwatch to the fold. Not only was Sombra revealed, but so were two new maps and a new game mode. Watch the new animated short “Infiltration” to get a first look at Sombra in action. Continue reading for all the newest updates from Sombra, to the new maps and game mode. This is AWESOME!
Sombra, the elusive hacker that has been thwarting players for months, has finally made her official appereance. The best part, she will be available to play on the PTR as of NEXT WEEK. That’s right, you can try out Sombra (on PC) in what is sure to be a big PTR update next week.
Sombra uses stealth and tech to “hack” into players and abilities, with unique skills that will allow her to help keep control of the environment and battlefield. She’s an offensive character touting a machine pistol. Her abilities include Hack, Thermoptic Camo, Translocator and EMP.
Sombra hacks enemies to temporarily stop them from using their abilities, or hacks first aid kits to make them useless to her opponents.
Sombra becomes invisible for a short period of time, during which her speed is boosted considerably. Attacking, using offensive abilities, or taking damage disables her camouflage.
Sombra tosses out a translocator beacon. She can instantly return to the beacon’s location while it is active (including when it’s in mid-flight).
Sombra discharges electromagnetic energy in a wide radius, destroying enemy barriers and shields and hacking all opponents caught in the blast.
You can check out her character page with visuals of the animations HERE.
Also mentioned today at BlizzCon, were TWO NEW MAPS for Overwatch. One map is Eco-Point. Eco-Point is in Antarctica, and it’s based on the character Mei. The other map is called Oasis, and it’s an desert-themed control map. Oasis will be available sometime in December.
Arcade Mode is a new mode that will include both one-vs-one and three-vs-three gameplay. “It will feature “a variety of regularly rotating alternate game modes,” unique rulesets, and chances to earn extra experience and loot.”