Overwatch’s new support sniper Sombra teased by Blizzard

by on July 6, 2016

Blizzard have teased the announcement of Overwatch’s newest playable character, thought to be a support sniper by the name of Sombra.

The official Overwatch Twitter account shared a blueprint of a new weapon, with input from Torbjörn and Mercy relaying that the sniper shown is in fact biotic and used for healing purposes. The image was classed as “confidential”, imitating a leak. You can see the blueprint below:

Speculation has been rife about the latest Overwatch character, with NeoGAF users believing that Sombra will be announced this coming Monday when a new animated short focusing on Soldier 76 is premiered. Clues alluding to her existence have been dotted all over various maps in-game, with game director Jeff Kaplan even saying: “We have put a lot of hints, all over the game and out of the game, so I would say it’s about time that people are concerned with who Sombra is. I hope they keep researching more and find more hints that are out there.”

Only time will tell.