Blizzard has finally officially revealed Sombra, a new offense hero whose abilities revolve around hacking.
Blizzard has been teasing Sombra via an ARG for months now, and despite a leak confirming the character last month, it has yet to officially announce her. Today, as part of the BlizzCon 2016 opening ceremony, it finally lifted the curtain on her, revealing Sombra as a new offense hero whose abilities revolve around stealth and hacking.
Here's a breakdown of her abilities:
Primary Attack: MACHINE PISTOL
Sombra's fully-automatic machine pistol fires in a short-range spread.
First Ability: HACK
Sombra hacks enemies to temporarily stop them from using their abilities, or hacks first aid kits to make them useless to her opponents.
Second Ability: THERMOPTIC CAMO
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.
Third Ability: TRANSLOCATOR
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).
Ultimate Ability: EMP
Sombra discharges electromagnetic energy in a wide radius, destroying enemy barriers and shields and hacking all opponents caught in the blast.
Check her out in action below, and be sure to watch her introductory animated short in the video above.
Alongside Sombra, Blizzard also revealed two new maps for the game: Oasis, a new control-point map, and Ecopoint: Antarctica, a compact new arena map featuring multiple new game modes, including a 3-vs.-3 battle and 1-on-1 duel. Check them out below:
Blizzard didn't give any timeframe as to when Sombra and the new maps will be released, but look forward to them in the coming months. Hopefully before 2017...
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