Has Overwatch’s New Hero Sombra and New Game Mode Just Been Leaked?

Overwatch fans have been waiting a long time for the latest update on rumoured hacker hero Sombra. She’s even been referenced in-game, with Reaper declaring ‘Where’s Sombra when you need her?’

Well, if this leak is true, she’s right here. Originally, the following image was spotted on Blizzard’s intranet – and pretty swiftly that was taken down, leaving us with a screenshot from a Reddit user, and a few bits of information.

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Right off the bat, Sombra looks just as kick-ass as the rest of the heroic Overwatch line-up. In the text beneath the image, we learn a little more about her (It’s incomplete, but we have a fair idea what the text is saying):

[…]bra is one of the world’s best and most notorious hackers. As a child she lost everything during the Omnic Cris[…] […]ies with computers to survive. She worked with the Los Muertos gang in Mexico, executing increasingly more h[…] […]s until she attracted to much unwanted attention and had to go underground. During that time, she upgraded h[…] […]nentations and was recruited by the mysterious Talon organization. While Sombra seems content to work with[…]

But it’s the words above the image that may pique fans’ interest even higher, hinting at a new horde mode coming into the game, featuring Zomnics (or Zombie Omnics, if you will).

Protect the castle doors from the Zomnics and Dr. Junkenstein’s evil allies.

Try your hand at three different difficulties – the harder the difficulty, the more points you can earn!

Sure, it might be false rumours, or part of Blizzard’s larger ARG, but the news certainly chimes with what we know already, including the proposed Halloween event recently leaked on Xbox.

What do you reckon, will Sombra be your go-to hero once she hacks her way onto Overwatch?

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Steve Clark

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