Sombra Is Now Live In Overwatch With Patch 1.5 Release


Here is your Overwatch PSA, which I do so very much like to bring your way, and this is a big one.

So, after the massive (and exasperating) ARG has gone by, and some time in the PTR, we are finally here. Sombra has been released in Overwatch. She’s live now, and you can start using the hacker to jump around the battlefield.

She is hardly the only thing that has been added either. The smaller, situational map, Antarctica has also been added in, as well as a new arcade mode with some pretty out there game types like 1v1 and 3v3.

Of course, thre are also a ton of hero balances too, and you can grab a gander at what has changed too right here:

Dealing damage to things other than players (like Torbjörn’s turret or Symmetra’s teleporter) no longer charges ultimate abilities
Ultimate costs have been increased by 25% for all heroes

Nano Boost
No longer increases move speed

D. Va

Call Mech
Ultimate cost has been decreased by 20%
Mech health increased to 200 (formerly 100). Armor remains at 400
Movement speed while firing has been increased by 25%

Amp It Up
Healing per second has been decreased by 10%

Ultimate cost has been increased by 15%

Passive health regeneration now activates when Mercy avoids taking damage for 1 second (formerly 3 seconds)

Rocket Launcher
Minimum explosion damage has been increased by 13%
Minimum explosion knockback has been decreased to 0%
Jump Jets
Lift increased by 35%

Soldier: 76
Pulse Rifle
Bullet damage increased from 17 to 20
Maximum bullet spread increased from 2.2 to 2.4

Scrap is now automatically generated over time
The amount of scrap collected from a fallen enemy has been decreased by 40%
Forge Hammer
Swing speed increased by 25%
Damage decreased by 27%

Venom Mine
Explosion no longer damages the player who placed the mine
Widow’s Kiss
Charge rate increased by 20%

Particle Barrier
Power gained from barriers decreased by 20%
Projected Barrier
Power gained from barriers decreased by 20%