Overwatch’s Sombra has finally landed and is now playable!

Posted November 16, 2016

Update 1.5 is now live on PC, PS4, and Xbox One bringing with it the much anticipated Overwatch character Sombra, along with many other changes. For those who haven’t had the chance to play Sombra on the test server or who haven’t already jumped online to enjoy Overwatch’s new purple predator here’s a quick run down on her lethal arsenal.

At her core Sombra is a hacker, she’s the love child of our popculture Hacker dreams and those annoying little DDOS brats that keep destroying our gaming fun day in and day out. she can hack characters to disable their abilities, hack health packs and turrets and destroy barriers and shields with her ultimate ability. Add in some teleporting and a cloak and she can see enemies through walls when they’re low on health. For a full rundown on Sombra’s abilities and back-story, check it out here.

Whether Sombra will remain so powerful in the weeks to come we will have to wait and see but for now you can get to enjoy her in all her glory!

It isn’t all about Sombra in Update 1.5 though, as part of the new Arcade Feature that was talked about at Blizzcon earlier this month is a bunch of new modes have been added, as well as a new map Ecopoint: Antarctica, to accommodate a couple of those new modes. In addition Pharah finally got her full pilots licence and can now fly forever! Zarya has had a slight power cut making her slightly less terrifying… but only slightly! Also included is the update for Season 3 of competitive play, which doesn’t start until November 30th.

Overwatch new Arcade mode

For the full run down of the latest patch notes click here.



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