Overwatch 2 is currently operating in its second Season Update and hosts various Limited Time Modes (LTM). The developers are constantly trying to create a balanced ecosystem in the game to provide a fair playing field for all players.
The community is excited to see how Blizzard Entertainment releases new hero balance updates along with the introduction of new in-game content such as maps, game modes, and heroes. Sombra is one of the heroes reportedly being reworked, and the changes may be introduced in the Season 4 update instead of the next one.
Here are the details we know so far about the Sombra rework in Overwatch 2.
Overwatch 2 Sombra rework may come to the game in Season 4
Blizzard Entertainment released Overwatch 2 as a sequel, and it quickly became popular as an esports title in the hero shooter genre. The game managed to secure a massive player base due to its free-to-play nature. With each seasonal update, publishers are committed to introducing new heroes and increasing the number of choices available in each category.
There are three main hero classes in Overwatch 2 – Tank, Damage and Support. Sombra is a member of the Damage Class Heroes with some pretty interesting abilities that allow her to roam the map and sabotage enemy heroes at will.
Expected Sombra rework
Sombra’s ability set may look balanced at first glance as players have adapted to it and created flanking strategies with it. However, the developers are taking a closer look at the set and may introduce changes that may alter her current abilities. Changing her ability set will mean this rework will be more than just a numbers and balance tweak.
Currently, Sombra can remain invisible and terrorize the opposing team by going behind the defensive line to take down fragile support heroes. The hero is quite fragile, but can immediately retreat by using the ability to return to a marked position on the map. Sombra’s sabotaging ability to lock out healing pills and packs around the map can have an impact on enemy heroes who are low on health.
One of these abilities may be removed for another ability after checking its viability in the game before release. The possibilities are endless, and it’s unknown if the upcoming rework for Sombra will be a blessing or a curse for the hero.
Players can compare Sombra’s damaging abilities to others like Pharah or Widowmaker, who can one-shot enemies. The developers could give her some damage boosts along with ability changes to establish a stronger position.
Sombra’s current abilities
Sombra is a talented hero who can quickly sneak into even the most secure facilities. According to Overwatch 2 lore, she understands the power of knowledge and uses it to threaten people with power as the world’s most brilliant hacker.
Here is a list of her abilities along with a brief description.
- Machine gun: Automatic short-range pistol with a large number of ammunition per magazine.
- Hack: Hack enemies to temporarily dull their abilities and highlight their position on the map. Can be used to hack health pills and packs to render them useless by enemies.
- Hidden: Sombra becomes completely invisible and gains more movement speed.
- Translocator: Place a unit on the map. Press the function key again to teleport to the device.
- EMP: Destroys enemy shields and damages enemies in the area of effect. Enemies are hacked and temporarily stopped.
- Opportunist: Passive ability that allows Sombra to see low health enemies through walls and deals more damage to hacked enemies.
This wraps up everything we know so far about the upcoming Sombra rework in Overwatch 2. The exact details of the rework are still being determined, as there has been no official word from Blizzard or any developers. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest updates and hero mastery guides.