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:
[ARCHIVE] Communications Records of Ziegler, A. – Overwatch File 00231 – Security Classification: CONFIDENTIAL pic.twitter.com/lLAxTL2DhO
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 6, 2016
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.