Overwatch leak appears to detail new hero 'Sombra' and Halloween event
While Blizzard has been teasing Overwatch's upcoming content for some time now, plans for the game's next hero and event have supposedly leaked online.
As seen in the image below, the leak claims that Overwatch's next hero, Sombra, will be a female hacker with a background in Mexican gangs. With a lightweight physique and small submachine gun, Sombra is expected to be a faster-paced hero with hacking and covert, maybe stealth-like abilities.
Despite that original source has since been taken down, the Overwatch community has begun piecing together what remains of the leak. The exposed information focuses on what appears to be a part of Overwatch's upcoming update, including a limited-time Halloween event.
The leaked image also refers to a new game mode, which pits players against 'Zomnics and Dr. Junkenstein's evil allies'. This is supported by a coinciding leak of an upcoming Overwatch comic, which features a number of the game's characters with Halloween-themed skins. This is likely a component of the rumoured Halloween update, which is expected to rollout in the coming weeks.
As always with leaks of this sort, take it with a pinch of salt, but the Sombra artwork in particular seems pretty legit while matching both previous leaks and in-game teases.
What do you make of Sombra? Are you still hitting Overwatch? Let us know in the comments.
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