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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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107 comments
  1. Bananalint
    Bananalint
    November 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    My new Waifu.

  2. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    So many waifus, so little time.

  3. Slizzl
    Slizzl
    November 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    yaaaaaawn

  4. RockstarRepublic
    RockstarRepublic
    November 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm

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

  5. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    November 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    She sounds totally retarded.

  6. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    November 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm

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

  7. gwadahunter2222
    gwadahunter2222
    November 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm

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

  8. Guin
    Guin
    November 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Ugly as fuck.

  9. braneman
    braneman
    November 4, 2016 at 4:47 pm

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

  10. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    What is it with Hispanic characters and unpractical haircuts?

  11. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    November 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm

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

  12. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    November 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm

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

  13. Pirate Booty
    Pirate Booty
    November 4, 2016 at 5:17 pm

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

  14. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    November 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm

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

  15. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    November 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Your waifu a shit. No… seriously.

  16. Bob Smith
    Bob Smith
    November 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm

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

  17. Bananalint
    Bananalint
    November 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Like literally?

  18. kunuri
    kunuri
    November 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    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.

  19. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    November 4, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Christy Mack?

  20. Slo
    Slo
    November 4, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Doesn’t blackmailing the Russians magically clear her name?

  21. Niche's Commenting Regulars
    Niche's Commenting Regulars
    November 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Popular with famous popstars here though. Combines arrogance with style

  22. OSad
    OSad
    November 4, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    The modern Disney art style is so pervasive nowadays…

  23. Shinobu
    Shinobu
    November 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

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

  24. catazxy
    catazxy
    November 4, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    dat tumbler look and heavy accent, fuck me

  25. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    November 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Ugh, a stealth hero…

  26. orbo
    orbo
    November 4, 2016 at 7:40 pm

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

  27. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    What is wrong with race again?

  28. ivanchu77
    ivanchu77
    November 4, 2016 at 8:46 pm

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

  29. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Depends – which one? :^)

  30. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 4, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    The human race you edgelord

  31. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 4, 2016 at 8:51 pm

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

  32. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

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

  33. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    No Visa!

  34. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    November 4, 2016 at 9:27 pm

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

  35. LibidinBoy
    LibidinBoy
    November 4, 2016 at 9:35 pm

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

  36. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    November 4, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    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.

  37. LibidinBoy
    LibidinBoy
    November 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    fair enough

  38. A Loli de 42 Anos
    A Loli de 42 Anos
    November 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    why the Laura Hair? that hairstyle looks awful.

  39. A Loli de 42 Anos
    A Loli de 42 Anos
    November 4, 2016 at 9:42 pm

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

  40. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    November 4, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    No worries, nuance is lost on the internet.

  41. A Loli de 42 Anos
    A Loli de 42 Anos
    November 4, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    yes. quite literally.

  42. A Loli de 42 Anos
    A Loli de 42 Anos
    November 4, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    i think Tracer is okay. and symetra.

  43. Guin
    Guin
    November 4, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    D.va is the only true answer.

  44. Anonymoose
    Anonymoose
    November 4, 2016 at 10:22 pm

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

  45. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    ???

  46. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 4, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    First time I hear of Latinx

    dumb shit imo

  47. Bitterbear
    Bitterbear
    November 4, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    It’s a cringe word born out of feminism.

  48. AnarKreig
    AnarKreig
    November 4, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    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.
    http://i.imgur.com/QJuJa26.png

  49. gwadahunter2222
    gwadahunter2222
    November 4, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Mei wil build a wall and make Overwatch great again

  50. gwadahunter2222
    gwadahunter2222
    November 5, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Latinx sounds like a mark of condoms

  51. gwadahunter2222
    gwadahunter2222
    November 5, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Nah, she doesn’t have the hoop ring.

  52. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    November 5, 2016 at 2:50 am

    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

  53. Smug
    Smug
    November 5, 2016 at 4:17 am

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

    liberal logic in a nutshell

  54. Gaikang
    Gaikang
    November 5, 2016 at 4:27 am

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

  55. 2501
    2501
    November 5, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Was expecting gameplay :(

  56. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    November 5, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Doesn’t make me any less disgusted.

  57. 2501
    2501
    November 5, 2016 at 6:42 am

    So…. Overwatch porn traffic back up?

  58. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    November 5, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Nice face, but looks like a Tumblr character.

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

    Pass.

  59. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    November 5, 2016 at 7:22 am

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

  60. Kev Lew
    Kev Lew
    November 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

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

  61. Kev Lew
    Kev Lew
    November 5, 2016 at 8:45 am

    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.

  62. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    November 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

    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!

  63. Ninjagai
    Ninjagai
    November 5, 2016 at 8:55 am

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

  64. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    November 5, 2016 at 8:55 am

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

  65. Alistair
    Alistair
    November 5, 2016 at 9:38 am

    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.

  66. Kiwi Hoy
    Kiwi Hoy
    November 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Probably gonna end up being my new main

  67. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 5, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Wow, no one cares.

  68. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

    From a Blizzard game?

    Oh ho ho ho ho.

  69. Alistair
    Alistair
    November 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

    You just earn the comment of the week.

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

  70. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 5, 2016 at 10:09 am

    All I know is that you are a homo

    sapien

    homo

  71. Smug
    Smug
    November 5, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Arent we all here?

  72. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    November 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    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.

  73. A Loli de 42 Anos
    A Loli de 42 Anos
    November 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    i was talking about Sombra. Tracer is ok.

  74. Vcom7418
    Vcom7418
    November 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    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?

  75. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    November 6, 2016 at 12:15 am

    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.

  76. Smug
    Smug
    November 6, 2016 at 12:38 am

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

    It’s been obvious for a while now

  77. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    November 6, 2016 at 1:24 am

    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.

  78. Smug
    Smug
    November 6, 2016 at 3:56 am

    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.

  79. Guin
    Guin
    November 6, 2016 at 10:11 am

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

  80. Guin
    Guin
    November 6, 2016 at 10:13 am

    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.

  81. buddyluv324
    buddyluv324
    November 6, 2016 at 10:41 am

    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.

  82. magicalfollower
    magicalfollower
    November 6, 2016 at 11:44 am

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

  83. Guin
    Guin
    November 6, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Westaboos. They are a thing.

  84. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    November 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm

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

  85. Ice apollo
    Ice apollo
    November 6, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    they both look bland

  86. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    that chick form new game does it for you?

  87. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    What makes her feminist again?

  88. Guin
    Guin
    November 6, 2016 at 3:10 pm

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

  89. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 6, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    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. http://67.media.tumblr.com/492b4a93f5b3213bde01fbae3e7ced9e/tumblr_o9veafUmAd1uzwbyjo1_1280.jpg

  90. Guin
    Guin
    November 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    …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.

  91. True Goddess Reincarnation
    True Goddess Reincarnation
    November 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm

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

  92. Guin
    Guin
    November 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

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

  93. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    November 7, 2016 at 9:21 am

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

  94. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    November 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

    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

  95. PimpnRayman
    PimpnRayman
    November 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm

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

  96. RockstarRepublic
    RockstarRepublic
    November 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    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. =)

  97. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    November 7, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    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

  98. RockstarRepublic
    RockstarRepublic
    November 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    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.

  99. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    November 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    “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

  100. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    November 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    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.