Blizzard Teases new Healer Character

If you like me find yourself spending most nights playing Overwatch, you probably already know about Sombra. Sombra is featured in a ton of the media for Overwatch. Shes in many of the levels. And there have been several hints to her identity from in game voice lines, pictures, and behind the scenes stuff.

Sombra

Well now we know shes probably coming this month to an Overwatch team near you.

and that will probably be her gun. In case you dont want to read the text (it is kinda small) here it is

“While Torbjörn has, as ever, put forth a very clever design for his latest weapon, I would like to remind everyone that my intention when agreeing to the development of different biotic delivery mechanisms was to save the lives of Overwatch agents and others in need of medical aid. With this latest proposal, it is clear to me that we are on the slippery slope to modifications that will inevitably result in a weaponized version of this technology: something that I have been completely opposed to from the beginning.”

So what’s a Sombra anyways?

We don’t know a whole lot about this new character, but what we do know is this

  • She’s Pharah’s mother
  • She’s an Overwatch founder
  • She’s going to be a long range healer
  • Her gun might be dual mode with a heal and a damage ability

Neogaff has a long thread that puts together all of the evidence that Sombra is going to be the new character revealed later this month. Its pretty good reading but Neogaff is known to jump to conclusions on things that they dont really know about. So take it with a LARGE grain of salt.

Jeff Kaplan muddied the waters even more and made Neogaff seem smart when last week he told Eurogamer  “We have put a lot of hints, all over the game and out of the game, so I would say it’s about time that people are concerned with who Sombra is.”

So it sure seems like Sombra is going to be the next member of Overwatch, but we will have to wait a little bit to find out.

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