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Overwatch's hero Sombra finally revealed

Overwatch's stealth hacker hero Sombra revealed at last.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Nov 4 2016 2:47 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

After months and months of ARG teasing, Overwatch's Sombra hero has finally been revealed. As expected, she's a stealthy hacker: equipped with a short-range full-auto machine pistol, she hacks enemies at short range preventing them from using abilities or hacks first aid kits rendering them useless, and with her ultimate she throws out an EMP to destroy barriers, shields, and hack everyone (finally, a Reinhardt counter that isn't Junkrat!).

Her other abilities are evasive: Thermoptic Camo means she can turn invisible and gain a speed boost (both are disabled if he she uses offensive abilities or takes damage), and her Translocator lets her set down a place to instantly escape to when things get hairy.

In other words, she's kind of like Ana and Tracer combined, boasting powerful utility and a lethal pairing of DPS and evasion. Cooldowns and ability conditions remain to be seen, but it's tough to not see her as a high pick hero, at least among medium and high skill players.

Overwatch's hero Sombra finally revealed | TweakTown.com

Sombra will be playable on the Public Test Realm (PTR) starting next week, and should be available within a few weeks at most on live after that. If you want to see her in action now, check out UnitLost on Twitch.

NEWS SOURCE:playoverwatch.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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