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.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • Paladins is better and free on PC :)
  • Too bad it's **** though
  • Both games aren't very good. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Can agree with you but Overwatch is one of the worst game I've seen in my entire life with Hearthstone
  • Baahahahahahah, that is Windows Mobile user-tier denial right there! But in all seriousness, it's SO much worse, also the Hanzo clone is incredibly overpowered
  • What does Windows Mobile have to do with Overwatch?
  • Sombra is shadow in Spanish, btw.
  • If only I had continued with my Spanish classes... But thanks, interesting fact! Adds a bit more mystique to the character now ;)
  • You're welcome.
    I happen to be a Spanish guy who's been studying English for a couple of years.
  • In Portuguese as well
  • But you speak Brazilian,right?
    2004 never Forget.
  • Really? Another female character?
  • I counted 12 males heroes (including zenyatta because if it's male voice) and 9 females. What's wrong with another female character? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Maybe he likes staring at male characters on the POTG screen
  • Maybe he likes staring at male characters on the POTG screen
  • Or maybe she (or he) wants another male character since the last character released was female.
  • Don't be sad. I'm sure there are games with a lot of fit, buff men wearing slim fit gear out there for you.
  • I think they could give 5 more characters away and it will still be boring.
  • Hell yeah.  Should be fun to see what she brings to the table.  I'm gonna take a stab in the dark here, and assume she isn't gonna play a tank role. 
  • It became lillte boring all this Sombra half-year wide leaks, people even started to joking about it - https://overpotgs.com/category/sombra/