Blizzard Finally Reveals Sombra, Overwatch’s Newest Hero

Blizzard finally revealed Sombra at this year’s Blizzcon, the latest hero to be added to Overwatch.

Those who’ve been playing Overwatch will know that Blizzard has been teasing the reveal for Sombra for several months now, eventually culminating in an ARG event that didn’t reveal much about Sombra, instead opting to go mostly into Overwatch lore.

When the reveal finally came out at Blizzcon, not only was the character revealed, but she came accompanied with a brand new six minute short titled “Infiltration”, which you can view above.

Sombra will be made playable in the Overwatch PTR next week. You can read all about how she plays over on her game page.



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  • Bananalint

    My new Waifu.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    >Having a disgusting western bucket dumpster trash whore as your waifu

  • Didney Worl

    So many waifus, so little time.

  • Slizzl


  • RockstarRepublic

    Another “affirmative action” character. Basically a Mexican Tracer.

  • She sounds totally retarded.

  • Bitterbear

    Ugh, she’s the kind of person that needs more Lithium than a smartphone.

  • gwadahunter2222

    She’s a villain wait for the progressives to call it racism

  • Guin

    Ugly as fuck.

  • braneman

    HEY it looks like we’re going to have a counter to Reinhardt and his shield.

  • Mr0303

    What is it with Hispanic characters and unpractical haircuts?

  • Bitterbear

    (Black)Latinos are artistically safe for SJWs to experiment their projections.

  • Master Bating

    Overwatch has waifus?
    I can only see trash, much like the game itself.

  • Pirate Booty

    dyed hair, large lobe piercing, loud and obnoxious…feminist confirmed

  • Bob Smith

    Sup, futuristic Laura! That haircut is so incredibly retarded looking.

  • Bob Smith

    Your waifu a shit. No… seriously.

  • Bob Smith

    So many? Mercy is about the only one that would even come close to qualifying.

  • Bananalint

    Like literally?

  • Just some more cosplay bait I reckon. Somehow they failed to even make this generic female in skin tight clothes a waifu though. It’s just like the last brown woman they added to the game: doesn’t go with the art style even slightly, they botched this worse than the visuals for Star Craft.

  • Yabloko Molloco San

    Christy Mack?

  • Slo

    Doesn’t blackmailing the Russians magically clear her name?

  • Niche’s Commenting Regulars

    Popular with famous popstars here though. Combines arrogance with style

  • OSad

    The modern Disney art style is so pervasive nowadays…

  • Shinobu

    They sure are gunning for an audience that doesn’t play their games.

  • catazxy

    dat tumbler look and heavy accent, fuck me

  • Donwel
  • Chino Gambino

    Ugh, a stealth hero…

  • orbo

    You were expecting something else?
    I thought it was a given.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    What is wrong with race again?

  • ivanchu77

    They coudn´t have made her uglier even if they tried, awful character

  • Mr0303

    Depends – which one? :^)

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    The human race you edgelord

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    She isn’t a man saying she is a woman so try again

  • Mr0303

    Well, obviously much is wrong with the human race – aliens still won’t talk to us.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    No Visa!

  • Bitterbear

    Oh, excuse me. Is Latinx the appropriate pronoun for you?

  • LibidinBoy

    In spanish, it would be latinas for females and latinos for male. Latinos also for general case (as in all latinos, male and female)

  • Bitterbear

    Which is why I was saying Latinos in, uh, general. But hey, might as well use the SJW term Latinx if nuance is lost because there’s no font for that.

  • LibidinBoy

    fair enough

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    why the Laura Hair? that hairstyle looks awful.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    her name is literally “shadow” it was kinda of obvious.

  • Bitterbear

    No worries, nuance is lost on the internet.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    yes. quite literally.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    i think Tracer is okay. and symetra.

  • Bitterbear
  • Guin is the only true answer.

  • Anonymoose

    I fucking hate that side of the head shaved hair style. Kill it with fire. Lynch all those who enable it.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation


  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    First time I hear of Latinx

    dumb shit imo

  • Bitterbear

    It’s a cringe word born out of feminism.

  • AnarKreig

    Oh great, Blizzard are ripping off yet another character from Paladins.
    And I imagine the uneducated masses is going to claim Hi-rez ripped this one off from Overwatch just as well.

  • gwadahunter2222

    Mei wil build a wall and make Overwatch great again

  • buddyluv324

    Is it just me or the woman in the white looks suspiciously like Anita Sarkeesian?

  • gwadahunter2222

    Latinx sounds like a mark of condoms

  • gwadahunter2222

    Nah, she doesn’t have the hoop ring.

  • Grayares Fakcot

    its ok to have ugly as shit character in your game. it’s like in hentai games it’s ok to have fat ugly man as a rapist

  • Smug

    >animals can be classified by races among species but humans cant

    liberal logic in a nutshell

  • Gaikang

    That design is so bad and all over the place. Complete mess compared to the other characters.

  • 2501

    Was expecting gameplay :(

  • Chino Gambino

    Doesn’t make me any less disgusted.

  • 2501

    So…. Overwatch porn traffic back up?

  • Nice face, but looks like a Tumblr character.

    And the back of her coat is too long that it covers her ass.


  • She’s meant to be a very masculine female character as well

  • Kev Lew

    Much of the look was rather attractive until a section of university created activists polluted the aesthetic with shrill idiocy.

  • Kev Lew

    Invis messes with game flow. Then again, there are a lot of clustered entry points in overwatch so depending on how disruptive she is (has an SMG rather than instakill knife attacks) it could be what some attack teams need to break a stalemate.

  • magicalfollower
  • John Smith.

    Bravo Blizzard! Anti Russian propaganda, tumblrite characters, feminist plus minority pandering… What minority is this anyway, the character looks south American, but the accent sounds French to me.

    This is kind of funny really. I was in a gamestop just three hours ago to buy Overwatch, but I couldn’t find a copy of your game. And just as I thought I would have to settle for steaming it, I am now instead sitting here, thanking GOD, that he saw fit to have your game out of stock so I wouldn’t wind up accidently supporting your left wing propaganda drive!

  • Ninjagai

    Ah, they went for the “fuck my hair up” look.

  • John Smith.

    Femtards love ugly character! They make their blubbery, manly bodies look better in comparison.

  • Alistair

    Never bought or care about this force diverse piece of crap. I stay away from this, the first time that was brought up.

    That bum censored by a knee jerk of one just one commenter & blizzard cave in.

    The game getting dafter by each content update.

    Also the dye hair is a dead giveaway feminist character.

    Good job I didn’t bought the game.

  • Kiwi Hoy

    Probably gonna end up being my new main

  • Travis Touchdown

    Wow, no one cares.

  • Travis Touchdown

    From a Blizzard game?

    Oh ho ho ho ho.

  • Alistair

    You just earn the comment of the week.

    Because she rather look like her maybe the dev did it on purpose lol 😂

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    All I know is that you are a homo



  • Smug

    Arent we all here?

  • buddyluv324

    I think Laura from SF5 pulls of the Christie Mack hairstyle better. Still i’ll give her a try when she gets released for beta testing.

  • Zanard Bell

    Ah, more Overwatch waifus, love it. I’m still sticking to Halloween Mercy, though.

  • A Loli de 42 Anos

    i was talking about Sombra. Tracer is ok.

  • ban
  • Vcom7418

    Jesus christ, this is an overkill:
    Anti-Russian Propaganda – When a significant percentage of Blizzard’s fans are russian gamers
    Tumblrite, Feminist, Minority – Just because she is hispanic? What’s wrong with that?

  • buddyluv324

    Tell that to Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Killer Instincts, Fatal Fury/KOF, etc. Nothing wrong with having characters from various ethnic groups and background. Don’t be so quick to get triggered just because you think having a certain character thats not white is left-winged propaganda.

    The bigger issue that you’re clearly missing the mark on is when there are certain video game companies who will exploit said ethnic character in order to get people to buy the game instead of trying to sell the title as a whole on its own merits. It just shows a lack of faith these companies have in their titles and it also insults the people they’re trying to sell it to.

  • Smug

    That’s implying today’s western media is anything but liberal/globalist pandering

    It’s been obvious for a while now

  • buddyluv324

    Well you might see much of that in politics. But as for media, i think its a more case by case basis. Sometimes its more obvious, but at other times its more genuine. I think now however its getting harder to tell the difference given how we’ve seen these companies in gaming are quick to fall over themselves just for some gold star stickers. With that said though its a bit immature to just quickly label an ethnic character “left-wing pandering” when we all well know by now there’s a shit ton of characters in gaming that come in a much widder variety than Baskin Robins.

  • Smug

    Battlefield 1, Mafia 3, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Fifa 17, Hitman Absolution, Baldur’s Gate recent extra content, Mirror Edge Reboot, Bioshock Infinite, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, etc. and this is what pop up in my mind when it comes to recent western vidya. American comics (especially from the big two) display the same kind of degeneracy and as well as the rare times I saw a TV lately.

  • Guin

    I hate “diversity.” Just make characters that satisfy my boner. Simple as that.

  • Guin

    A lot of Ruskies are self-hating and want to be like Americans.

    Hispanics are the new blacks which just adding them in scores “diversity” points.

  • buddyluv324

    I dont know if Fifa should be added to the list being that soccer ( or European football) has been a widely popular sport worldwide with teams of various countries. That isnt forcing diversity. However I can agree to an extent that western gaming does force it at times as oppose to Japanese games. In the long run it really does hurt creators that want to make genuine, original characters.

  • magicalfollower

    “A lot of Ruskies are self-hating and want to be like Americans.”
    So, basically weeaboos for U.S.A? LOL

  • Guin

    Westaboos. They are a thing.

  • Daryl Corey

    The abilities seem interesting the visual design screams feminism so automaticly half failure.

  • Ice apollo

    they both look bland

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    that chick form new game does it for you?

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    What makes her feminist again?

  • Guin

    Yes. Fits the bill without being a walking political agenda.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    Purple hair loli? It fits the weeb agenda no? I mean I liked New Game but come on man. Worst thing about Sombra is the fact that her accent is way too thick. Mine isn’t that bad I guess and the stupid haircut is stupid. The cocky shit is hit or miss like Deadpool (which I don’t like) But eh. How many “latinos” are even in overwatch again? Right.

  • Guin

    …You do realize that “weebs” have no clout in mainstream society right? If anything, it shows that I am a sexual freak who should not have a say at all for the simple fact of me liking cute, grills.

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    Liking moe and yuri is fine. Don’t let insecurities make you feel like you need to justify that. 2D anyway.

  • Guin

    I’m not justifying anything. Rather, I’m clarifying how certain preferences are looked down on over others.

  • ProxyDoug

    I like her. I thought she would be much worse based on the design alone but I kinda like the bitch personality.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    isnt overwatch supposed to be a collection of heroes from all around the world? why would it be surprising that there are non-white heroes (or villains or whatever) in it?

    its like complaining you could get non-white soldiers in X-COM

  • PimpnRayman

    Cause nichegamer has and there sjw nemesis are really best buds.

  • RockstarRepublic

    Who said its about whiteness or not? You are making that claim, not I. The affirmative action mindset is driving design decisions these days when it comes to both ethnic/national origin, sexuality/gender. People will logically question or make an observation based on that.

    Btw, teleporting female Mexican hackers is pretty much an oxymoron in my book. I’d believe some variation of Mestizo from Brazil or Peru with those skills and style, not Mexico.

    If that offends you or anyone else, I do not care. =)

  • NuclearKangaroo

    theres already a brazillian hero, i really dont know why you are getting your panties in a twist over this, is fits the lore of the game perfectly

  • RockstarRepublic

    Quite the colorful imagination you have there, no one is getting their “panties in a twist” as far as I can see. Opinions, people have them. Why act surprised about it? If you are going to respond to my post, be objective about it… stop inventing intent or wordage that was not there in the first place.

  • NuclearKangaroo

    “Another “affirmative action” character. Basically a Mexican Tracer.”

    sure that doesnt sound salty at all

    look if you panties are twisted or not, i dont care, i was simply commenting how, in a game about heroes from all over the world, talking about an “affirmative action character” is pretty damn stupid

    is like saying street fighter has affirmative action characters for including fighters from all over the world

    that is the objective truth

  • Snorlaxation

    I can dig it. And purple is a an easy in to my heart. But what is with that eyebrow cut? Lots of latinos/hispanics I’ve seen lately on insta have those. Not ugly, but it’s like I’m missing the reason it got started.