Blizzard started tempting us with leaks. Those obsessed deciphers and translators work on other hidden leaks. Now, two days ago, the henchmen at Blizzard released her to the public.
Downside, she came with other patch work.The result? Players are now limited to only one character type on each team. It is a race for Sombra in every pick phase. Many players are struggling to play her in a basic game, let alone ranked.
Even though the struggle is real, Sombra has been well received. Many players, like myself, have limited chances to play her. My route… Training center, custom games and Arcade Mode (seriously Blizzard, thank you for the custom game option and Arcade mode). Sombra is currently a very broken character. I would expect the nerf bat to come within the next couple of patches.
Currently, her strongest abilities is invisibility and hacking, not her EMP Ulti. However, I think that like D.Va’s ultimate, Sombra’s ulitmate doesn’t affect those hiding. That doesn’t make any sense for who she is. Instead, Sombra makes up that power with the individual hacking: health packs and characters. Like Zenyatta and his Discord Orb, hacking the right character can change or turn a team fight.
I really like the invisibility. It helps her mobility for fighting; allowing her to create the chaos in the back lines of the enemy team. That Mercy keeping a 15 kill streak McCree alive, no problem. Gone. Also, the part of invisibility causes it to cancel after she gets hit by anything. This makes it not so broken, maybe? I hope that Blizzard, changes it a little so that the enemy team has a hope of seeing her a little. But, Sombra as a character is designed (look at the video on YouTube- “Infiltration”) to be completely invisible to the human eye.
Some current problems that I foresee is her teleport pad. It throws very oddly. I am not sure how to feel about it. Granted most maps have only two levels — three if you take an elevator, play Widowmaker or Phara), Sombra should easily be able to get up to that third level. However, in the training center, where I have been experimenting with that teleport pad, it has been super hard to get it up there to the third level from the first. On the other hand, it encourages the combo-ing of her invisibility with teleportation. Fun fact, the teleportation pad does not need to be fully landed prior to teleporting. Lob it and go. This can increase that mobility factor for her.
Overall, very popular character. Amazingly fun as well!
Link for “Infiltration”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og5-Pm4HNlI