Ever since the earliest public testing phases of Overwatch, fans have investigated every inch of the game to find clues that Blizzard had left behind. These clues alluded to numerous things, including supposed heroes that were yet to be added to the game. One character/story, Sombra, has been the center of attention for months on end due to an ongoing ARG created by the developers. Today, at BlizzCon 2016, fans have finally received what they’ve been (painfully) waiting for. Sombra is coming to Overwatch.
Sombra is a hacker within Overwatch’s lore, and will be joining the ranks of Reaper and Widowmaker as a villain within the game’s story. Through the ARG that lead up to Sombra’s reveal, players and fans actually assisted Sombra in taking down numerous in-universe identities, which was Blizzard’s creative way of involving fans in the creation of Sombra’s backstory.
Sombra is an Offense Hero who focuses on stealth and shutting down enemy heroes.
You can find a full breakdown of her abilities on the official Overwatch page!
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