Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Sombra Changes, Hacking to Receive a Buff

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Over on the Battle.net forums, Blizzard’s Geoff Goodman detailed some upcoming Overwatch balance changes. These will first be tested on the PTR and then, if deemed suitable for live servers, will roll out in a future patch.

Here’s the full forum post, in which Goodman explains the Sombra changes:

A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we’re working on removing these.

We’re planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.

Here are the complete changes (so far) for Sombra that we are looking to test out soon:

* No longer gains ult from health pack healing

* Weapon Spread decreased by 10%

* Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s

* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:

Genji – Double Jump/Wall Climb

Pharah – Hover Jets

Hanzo – Wall Climb

Lucio – currently running Crossfade song will be disabled

Mercy – Angelic Descent

The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit.

Are you a Sombra main? Happy with the changes? Let us know!

In other Overwatch news, YouPorn is saying the game is hurting its traffic, new loot has been added to standard loot boxes, and the new hero is apparently going to be “meta changing.”

Source: Battle.net via PCGamesN

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