Blizzcon starts today, and is surrounded by hype and anticipation, especially for the new character gamers have been teased by for months. Images have been leaked, and ideas and rumors abound, but today is the day we finally get to see what a hacker with determination can do, with the release of the new animated short “Infiltration”. The video shows an assassination attempt by Reaper and Widowmaker on the President of Volskaya Industries, with the hacking expertise of Sombra helping them to infiltrate the building. but when the alarms go off, Sombra springs into action, and here’s where we get to see the fun.
While it hasn’t been clarified what abilities Sombra will have in game, her new video showcases several cool powers. Sombra will wield Uzi submachine guns, as well as having the ability to cloak herself, going invisible for a short amount of time. We also get to see her throw down what appears to be a mine, but later is revealed to be an escape route, in the form of a specialized teleporter. This abilities have huge potential for in game use, but one other thing we noticed is that Sombra is able to hack tech with a simple touch, will this be possible in game? Perhaps she could hack Torbjorns turrets? While gameplay still hasn’t been revelaed, it is safe to say that it will be coming soon.
A few more awesome things revealed during the first day of Blizzcon is the reveal of two new maps, Oasis and Echo point: Antarctica. This will be maps for Sombra and Mei origins respectively. As well as the reveal of an “Arcade” playlist, this will be where new game modes will be made available. 1v1 and 3v3 game modes have also been revealed, which will be coming soon.
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