Overwatch: did this weekend’s leak give us our first take a look at new hero Sombra?

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Overwatch’s subsequent hero could have leaked. Or perhaps it’s all a part of the ARG?


Overwatch followers have had an thrilling weekend because of a really fascinating alleged leak.

The info pertains to Sombra, a brand new Overwatch hero hinted at by and even personally concerned with the quite a few ARGs Blizzard has run to advertise the shooter and create pleasure amongst its fanbase, and allegedly pictured above.

The authentic submit sharing the purported leak has been deleted, leaving us with this screenshot shared by Redditor perscitia. According to these customers who noticed the unique submit earlier than it went down, it’s a picture of Blizzard’s intranet, full with a hyperlink to a different intranet web page – suggesting this was an inner announcement.

The textual content of the submit appears to explain what seems like a PvE co-op mode – assume Gears of War’s Horde, Mass Effect three’s multiplayer, or Team Fortress 2’s Mann vs Machine. According to the textual content within the picture, Overwatch gamers will be capable of “[p]rotect the castle doors from the Zomnics and Dr. Junkenstein’s evil allies” with three difficulties to select from, and earn extra factors for more durable challenges.

As for Sombra herself, it seems like she was going into rotation in a improvement construct of Overwatch on the day of the allged announcement. She’s described as “one of the world’s best and most notorious hackers”, who misplaced every part through the Omnic Crisis. She has “worked with the Los Muertos gang in Mexico” however needed to go underground after gaining an excessive amount of notoriety. She was then recruited by Talon.

It may all be faux after all – though it does line up with what we all know. In a latest replace, Blizzard hinted that a new Overwatch hero would release this year, with a second one anticipated in early 2017, and in addition mentioned totally new play modes are inbound. A brand new play mode is also a part of the Overwatch Halloween event.

Some Overwatch followers are literally slightly disenchanted to assume the leak could also be real, as they’ve actually loved the thematic ARG. Assuming the leak is legit, it could have been superior if Blizzard had managed to maintain the hacker largely secret proper as much as her announcement.

That mentioned, there are some options the leak itself may be a part of an ARG. The Redditor who initially posted the leak was known as JeTe-Vois, which is French for “I see you”. They additionally reportedly left the message “Por ultimo nos encontramos” (“at last we meet”) in binary on the submit.

That sounds fairly Sombra-like, however the account has since been deleted, which is uncommon for an ARG. It’s very a lot inline with what you’d need to do if there was an opportunity of your being caught breaking a Blizzard NDA, although.