Overwatch's Sombra leaked prior to official reveal [Update: Ana confirmed!]

A thumbnail of Sombra's official reveal trailer has been leaked, giving us further proof Pharah's mom is coming soon.

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Update: It appears Blizzard chose today to reveal Sombra, who is called Ana in Overwatch. Here are her origins and her gameplay videos:

A new Overwatch hero will soon be announced, but it appears Sombra has been leaked prior to her official debut on July 21.

The support sniper named Sombra appears to be the next Overwatch hero that will be unveiled later this month. An image of a thumbnail on China’s Youku video streaming site has been discovered on the Overwatch subreddit, which clearly shows who we believe to be Sombra based on teaser images previously released of her.

The image also has a subtitle underneath the image of Sombra, which translates to  “But this my mission. My duty”. The subtitle gives us a hint as to some kind of conflict Sombra will have during her debut trailer.

If you haven’t been following Overwatch’s incredible backstory, it’s believed that Sombra is Phara’s mother, Ana Amari, based on the similar clothing and weaponry they both use. Even though Ana disappeared under “mysterious circumstances”, theoretically, she could still be alive or have been brought back from near-death, like Soldier: 76, Reaper, and Genji.

Speaking of Reaper, he makes mention of Sombra in the game through an interaction, which he says “Where is Sombra when you need her?”, which may point to her being a villain. Given Pharah’s alliance with Overwatch, this could make quite the conflict between her and her mother.

(h/t Lik Chan)

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      July 12, 2016 9:53 AM

      a sniper healer sounds really interesting but I wonder how effective it will be.

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        July 12, 2016 10:05 AM

        Sounds like a tasty genji steak.

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        July 12, 2016 10:16 AM

        If its anything like the Medic in say Killing Floor 2 (which she seems very similar too) pretty decent I hope!

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          July 12, 2016 10:18 AM

          "Ana's primary weapon is the Biotic Rifle, which fires darts that can either heal allies or harm enemies. She also carries Biotic Grenades that will simultaneously heal and harm within an area of effect. The grenade gives affected allies a temporary boost to any additional healing, while affected enemies won't be able to heal at all. Her sidearm shoots a Sleep Dart that puts enemies down without killing them, adding yet another stun effect to the game. Finally, her ultimate is Nano Boost, which grants teammates increased speed, damage, and resistance to attacks."

          http://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-reveals-the-new-overwatch-character-and-its-not-sombra/

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            July 12, 2016 10:29 AM

            The grenade will make roadhog a pain to play.

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            July 12, 2016 10:34 AM

            That already sounds so OP. I hope she has low hp so flankers can kill her.

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              July 12, 2016 10:46 AM

              If she comes in with 150hp then Widow should also have her hp dropped. Their small frames make them hard to hit at times with Reaper's Shotguns due to RNG.

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        July 12, 2016 10:22 AM

        Can't be more than mercy who is a dedicated single target healer. I suspect it'll be on par with zen over time, whereas he heals constantly while she does burst heal.

        Then again, she could do more than either as her heal requires actual sniping skill to use so they could do a risk/reward thing

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          July 12, 2016 10:42 AM

          That's my guess too. It'll be a strong heal, but either requires the risk of a low-health sniper being in the middle of the shit, or at range and counting on accuracy with healing shots. I can forsee some amusing chat going on when the snealer (copyright Me) misses healing shots.

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        July 12, 2016 10:11 AM

        WTF, how many abilities does she have?!

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          July 12, 2016 10:15 AM

          Looks like three + ult. I assume her gun is like Mercy's staff where it can go healing or damage, what looks like a sticky grenade or DoT grenade and some sort of flashbang/stun?

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            July 12, 2016 10:50 AM

            It seems like her abilities do not need to be switched in and out like Mercy's damage boost/heal. It's more of some kind of IFF system for her abilities.

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          July 12, 2016 10:18 AM

          Just a few, but they do different things depending on whether they hit enemies or allies.

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          July 12, 2016 10:48 AM

          https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/ana/

          I assume she also has some mobility powers to get to high areas like other snipers.

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      July 12, 2016 10:13 AM

      How is this going to work? Free hero or will she cost $?

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        July 12, 2016 10:14 AM

        Heroes and maps are all free.

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      July 12, 2016 10:32 AM

      Did that actually come out and say this is "sombra?" That name is still up for grabs I think

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        July 12, 2016 10:46 AM

        Oh, it's Pharah's mom. Interesting to have a 60 year old woman as a hero in a game.

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          July 12, 2016 10:48 AM

          Mercy should be just as old too except for waifu science

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          July 12, 2016 11:05 AM

          I mean, Mei's bio says she's 31, but she was frozen in ice for years when she was a member of OG Overwatch. Would probably be around that age had she not been frozen.

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        July 12, 2016 11:05 AM

        awesome, this game needs more snipers

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      July 12, 2016 10:38 AM

      Yay new heroes! Her ult looks like it will be fun.

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        July 12, 2016 10:43 AM

        Sleep dart?

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          July 12, 2016 10:44 AM

          That's her side-arm apparently. Her Ult is a buff that increases speed, damage and resistance.

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            July 12, 2016 10:50 AM

            What does resistance mean? Lucio's ult does a similar thing if it's just "makes everyone temporarily harder to kill"

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              July 12, 2016 10:52 AM

              IDK, I did not code the ability, I'm just repeating what was stated in the pcgamer article haha. It just says "damage resistance"

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              July 12, 2016 10:54 AM

              Blizzard has a hard-on for 30%. It'll almost certainly be a 30% damage boost/reduction and speed gain, and my guess is it will last for 4 or 6 seconds.

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              July 12, 2016 10:58 AM

              Lucio's ability only adds shields.

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              July 12, 2016 11:00 AM

              Probably reduces all damage for the duration.

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                July 12, 2016 11:04 AM

                Maybe will do little to nothing for people low on health, unlike what lucio and zen can do. And possibly useless against high damage burst like an ult. I think I'd be happy if it just acted like temporary armor that doesn't actually add to the hp pool like torb

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      July 12, 2016 11:21 AM

      Here's her actual page. Her ult is single target only

      https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/ana/

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        July 12, 2016 12:51 PM

        WOW! Those D.Va changes are going to really change how she's used.

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        July 12, 2016 1:00 PM

        Lol roadhog ult increased cost by 45%

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          July 12, 2016 1:08 PM

          to account for his self heal charging it now. It certainly can't be because his ult was overpowered.

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            July 12, 2016 1:17 PM

            Right, his self heal charging ult will more than makeup for that

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        July 12, 2016 1:01 PM

        Also zen buffs make me happy as a Zen main

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          July 12, 2016 1:35 PM

          I'll probably play him more because of it. I prefer lucio to support but now maybe I get some Z man in there. I liked him in the support brawl

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          July 12, 2016 1:59 PM

          Zenyatta + Ana seems like a decent combo if your team already has good sustain. Like a Soldier + Roadhog + Tracer/Reaper/Pharah + D.Va + Zenyatta + Ana team seems relatively decent as an alternative to picking Lucio in some situations. Not sure about the lack of mobility with Ana though, that's a big disadvantage.

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        July 12, 2016 1:01 PM

        Video - Added 21:9 aspect ratio support for you predator owners.

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        July 12, 2016 1:11 PM

        Let's see how long people it takes for people to start trolling with lucio speed + amp, + ana's nano boost + McCree's dead eye.

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        July 12, 2016 1:18 PM

        21:9 support. So tempted to buy one of those monitors...