A new version of Overwatch
is now available, adding a new hero to
Blizzard's multiplayer shooter along with balance changes, a new arena map, the
new arcade feature, and bug fixes. Here's word on the new hero, Sombra:
of the world's most notorious hackers is stepping out of the shadows: Sombra, a
mysterious infiltrator who uses information to control those in power.
Sombra is a master manipulator who can hack her enemies, temporarily blocking
their abilities. In addition, she can hack health packs and Torbjörn's turret,
making them useless to her opponents. She uses her fully automatic Machine
Pistol to take out her enemies, getting into position using her Thermoptic Camo,
which allows her to become invisible and move more quickly for short periods of
time. This gives her the ability to slip past enemy defenses undetected, but
she's instantly revealed if she takes damage or attacks an enemy. She also has a
Translocator, which can be tossed like a grenade. When it’s activated, Sombra is
teleported to its location (even while it’s in flight).
Sombra's ultimate ability, EMP, discharges electromagnetic energy in a wide
radius, hacking anyone caught within range and destroying enemy barriers and
shields. To learn more about Sombra, click here.