Blizzard Officially Reveals Sombra as Overwatch’s Next Character with New Trailer

on November 4, 2016 2:53 PM

After months of teases, Blizzard Entertainment has finally pulled the curtain back on Sombra, who will be infiltrating her way into the world of Overwatch very, very soon.

During the opening of BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard Entertainment has officially confirmed the next new character for Overwatch will be Sombra, who has been rumored as a potential new character since earlier this year in an ongoing ARG both inside and outside of the game.

Blizzard has officially confirmed the character with the debut of a new animated short called “Infiltration,” while the official Overwatch website has given some more in-depth info on Sombra and how she will play.

Specifically, Sombra is an Offense character that features abilities and powers that are tech and stealth-based. Her primary weapon is a machine pistol for up-close burst damage, while her abilities, such as “Hack,” allow her to temporarily prevent enemies from using their special abilities, or also hack first aid kits to make them useless to enemy players.

Sombra’s other abilities include Thermoptic Camo that allow her to become invisible for a brief period and boosting her speed, and a Translocator season that allows her to instantly return to wherever her beacon is placed (even mid-flight). Her Ultimate ability is an EMP that offers AOE damage, destroying enemy barriers/shields while also hacking all opponents within the radius of the blast.

Sombra will be available to players on PC in the Public Test Region in an upcoming new update to the game next week, while BlizzCon 2016 attendees will be getting the first chance to try out the character on the show floor during the event. A release window/timeframe for her full release across PC and consoles has not yet been confirmed at this time.

Overwatch is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC – you can check out the latest animated short revealing Sombra below:

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