Everything we know about Sombra, Overwatch’s rumored next hero

By Marshall Lemon, Thursday, 7 July 2016 16:03 GMT

What exactly are the rumors surrounding Overwatch’s potential support sniper?

Everything we know about Sombra, Overwatch’s rumored next hero

Overwatch has quite a few free updates lined up in the near future, but few are more intriguing than Sombra, the rumored hero expected to be added to the roster. Blizzard certainly stirred the pot with a teaser weapon image, but there’s quite a bit of Sombra backstory circulating the internet that not everyone is aware of. Thankfully, Arekkz has gone ahead and compiled this information into a single convenient video teasing why the rumors surrounding Sombra are so strong, and why we should expect her to appear in the new release.

After analyzing the sniper rifle and its potential healing capabilities, Arekkz turns to the rumors themselves, which began when Blizzard mentioned new heroes were in development. Around this point, heroes exploring the Dorado map noted an Easter Egg – file folders for the characters Soldier 76, Jack Morrison, and the yet-unrevealed Sombra. Further details were uncovered in other maps, including photos of a hooded figure and newspaper clippings related to Sombra. Other evidence is pointed out in the video, but perhaps the most salient point? Reaper mentions Sombra by name, asking “Where’s Sombra when you need her?”

Overwatch fans have been making connections between these points and come up with a rather interesting theory – Sombra was a soldier in the same conflict that supposedly killed Reaper and Soldier 76, who both resurfaced as mask-wearing combat experts. (Note that these alleged Sombra photos include a mask of their own.) Whether that proves accurate remains to be seen, but it’s absolutely clear that Blizzard’s viral marketing will lead to something soon.

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