Overwatch 2 Sombra glitch lets her fight for the payload forever

Overwatch 2 Sombra glitch lets her fight for the payload forever

A recurring Overwatch 2 Sombra bug allows the hero to endlessly compete with the payload in the Blizzard FPS game. The potentially game-breaking bug allows the Mexican hacking specialist and infamous Overwatch 2 DPS hero to use his translocator to jump into the bandwagon. Once there, she is able to contest the target in a way that keeps her hidden and safe from most enemy damage, as she holds the payload in place and prevents progress. Having received widespread attention in the multiplayer game, it is possible that this could see Sombra removed from the game until it is fixed.

The error is quite simple, and several videos show how easily it can be removed. The latest example of it appears to be specific to the new Overwatch 2 map Paraíso, although a similar form of the bug was previously present on certain maps in the original Overwatch, such as now-removed Assault maps Numbani and Temple of Anubis. Sombra places her translocator on the floor next to a payload, then transports herself to it as the cart passes over the device.

This cuts her into the bulk of the lens, making her practically invisible to anyone nearby. It appears from several clips that she also cannot be damaged by normal damage while in this state – typically in old instances of this glitch, the most reliable counter to this damage was traveling through environmental obstacles such as Hanzo’s Dragon Arrow ultimate ability.

This issue appears to have been discovered by a few players a few weeks ago, but has now gained attention among the wider Overwatch 2 community following a post on the Overwatch Reddit. The video shows the error clearly from both sides through an in-game replay, showing Sombra entering the payload and then the resulting stall that happens after the enemy team wins a match and tries to push the cart to completion. It’s worth noting that using the cloaking ability will prevent her from competing, which will allow the cart to move, but given that she generally can’t be seen from the outside anyway, it’s unnecessary to use it.

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If a fix isn’t easy to implement, it’s likely that this could see Sombra removed from Overwatch 2 temporarily – following an Overwatch 2 Mei bug and an Overwatch 2 Bastion exploit being removed from the game, while Swedish DPS Torbjörn was taken out of the game’s competitive modes for a while. While the others have since returned, Mei is currently not back at the time of writing. Blizzard has yet to comment on the issue, but we’ve reached out and will update with any responses.

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