Sombra

Overwatch voice actors are adorable together IRL The voice actors bringing our favorite heroes to life in Overwatch are knocking it out of the park with fan interactions and general awesomeness. We’ve been following Carolina Ravassa‘s adventures both figuratively and literally on social media. She’s taken to tweeting “boop” to all comers, like her character Sombra’s signature line. She’s posted a ton of...

Overwatch’s Story: Everything you need to know Overwatch is about to celebrate its first anniversary! Since its initial release, Overwatch has captivated millions of players with its fast paced, engaging gameplay. Hand in hand with that gameplay however is a cast of characters and a story that has captured the hearts and imaginations of both players and non-players alike. While you don’t...




Know Your Lore: The Sombra ARG and story in Overwatch Was Sombra a bust? While I was initially going to talk about more Old Gods and WoW this week, a recent post by Jeff Kaplan on the Overwatch forums caught my attention. I’m not sure why feedback surrounding an ARG would cause the team to suddenly stop releasing any new hero development information. But it’s...

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: The fall of Overwatch Who benefits from a global disaster? Maybe that’s the question we should really be asking in reference to the Omnic Crisis. You wouldn’t think that a disaster would benefit anyone, but you’d be wrong. A golden age of global economic prosperity like the one Omnica originally promised is all well and good. It benefits everyone,...

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Know Your Lore: Global conspiracies and the Omnic Crisis From the beginning, Overwatch has always appeared to have a fairly straightforward story. Once upon a time, somewhere in our future, a global task force of heroes were brought together to fight a global threat. Years later they were disbanded in disgrace — likely due to internal conflicts or corruption. And years after that, they...

Match Sombra’s look with this makeup tutorial You know what, I really think things like cosplay and the like are cool. What I never knew until fairly recently was how much work and creativity goes into things like matching up the makeup of the characters (in some cases having the unenviable task of using cosmetics to match a no-cosmetics look) and staying...




What’s your favorite Blizzard tie-in media? I was very sad when it was announced that the Overwatch graphic novel was canceled. As awesome as all the animated shorts have been, I hunger for more details about the world of Overwatch — more stories of the Omnic Crisis, of the war between Overwatch and Talon — and so I was very much...

Overwatch Patch 1.5 is live with Sombra, Arcade Mode, and Ecopoint: Antarctica map After just one week on the Overwatch PTR, Patch 1.5 hit the live servers today. Offensive hacker Sombra is the highlight. With her ability to shut down all but the basic abilities of rival players, as well as take down shields with her ultimate and hack health packs, she will be wreaking havoc on the...



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Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s Sombra origins When the Omnic Crisis hit the world, Overwatch was there to respond and eventually defeat the Omnic threat. But what of the people that weren’t heroes – those who lost their homes, their family and friends, everything they ever knew? What of those left behind? Some quietly tried to rebuild their lives and their futures…and...

Have you tried Sombra on the PTR yet? Overwatch’s newest (and, uh only) offensive hacker Sombra hit the test realm earlier this week and players are already digging in to see how she plays. Mitch had hands on time with her at BlizzCon and had a “hack of a lot of fun” — his words, not mine. I also tried playing her at...

Overwatch PTR is live with Sombra, Arcade Mode and new map The big reveal everyone was waiting for at BlizzCon, Sombra (check out a gallery of all her skins), has hit the Overwatch PTR today. Along with this offensive-based hacker also comes the newly announced map Ecopoint: Antartica map and the Arcade Mode which incorporates the weekly brawl feature but with rewards. Other notable changes include...

Sombra skins hot off the PTR This afternoon the Overwatch PTR updated with the long-awaited Sombra patch. It was notably difficult to get on the servers. With the servers misbehaving, we figured you might want to peruse the new Sombra skins at your leisure, without the stress of waiting in a lengthy queue. There’s also a little sneak peek of one...

BlizzCon 2016: Blizzard Watch Day 1 coverage That was quite the first day of BlizzCon 2016! People who were worried there wouldn’t be any news to talk about at this BlizzCon, I think your worries have been definitively answered. We here at Blizzard Watch wanted to give you a one stop place to check out everything we posted yesterday so you can...

BlizzCon 2016: Overwatch What’s New liveblog It’s time! We’re getting a big look at what’s next in Overwatch. (Spoiler alert: it’s mostly about Sombra.) Here’s the rundown: Sombra and the new Arcade modes (think Brawls but more) will be on the PTR next week, and if all goes well in testing they’ll be live soon after. Oasis, a new Control map,...

Playing Sombra is a hack of a lot of fun Today, after months and months and maybe a few too many months of teasing, Sombra hacked the BlizzCon opening ceremony and made herself known. And boy, was it a grand entrance. Not only did we see her in a brand new animated short, we also saw what happens when Sombra decides to boop your snoot....

BlizzCon 2016: Sombra makes her debut It’s finally happening — after months of an ARG and tons of teasers, we finally have our first look at Sombra, courtesy of Infiltration, a new Overwatch trailer. If you watch the trailer, you get to see Sombra in action, hacking security, taking turrets offline and otherwise allowing Talon to get to their target… but what...