Sombra Now Available for Play on All Platforms, Comes Alongside a New Patch

Sombra officially joins Overwatch

By Grayshadow, Posted 16 Nov 2016

Since being revealed at BlizzCon 2016 everyone playing Overwatch on consoles have been patientally waiting for Sombra to hit the roster. Now the hacker is available for everyone to enjoy.


Patch 1.5 brings new hero balacing, arcade mode, and much more.

General Update


[PS4] Added PlayStation 4 Pro support

Made a number of data format improvements, which should decrease load times and reduce the game’s storage space requirements

Made several adjustments to the amount of experience needed to level

The amount of experience needed to reach levels 2 through 13 remains unchanged

The amount of experience needed to reach levels 14 through 100 has been slightly reduced

The amount of experience needed to reach levels after 100 is now constant (20,000 XP) and will no longer reset after each promotion

Quick Play matches are now restricted to one of each hero per team

Spectating – The number of observer slots in Custom Games has been increased from 6 to 12

Hero Balances


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

Ana – Nano Boost: No longer increases move speed (nerfed)

D. Va (buffed)

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%

Lucio: Amp It Up – Healing per second has been decreased by 10% (nerfed)

Mei – Blizzard – Ultimate cost has been increased by 15% (nerfed)

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

Pharah (buffed)

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 (buffed)

Pulse Rifle

Bullet damage increased from 17 to 20

Maximum bullet spread increased from 2.2 to 2.4

Torbjörn (changed a bit)

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%

Widowmaker (buffed)

Venom Mine: Explosion no longer damages the player who placed the mine

Widow’s Kiss: Charge rate increased by 20%

Zarya (nerfed)

Particle Barrier: Power gained from barriers decreased by 20%

Projected Barrier: Power gained from barriers decreased by 20%

User Interface Changes

General:Loading screen now displays the name of the chosen game mode when playing in the Arcade

Bug and Gitches


Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the PC client from closing properly, making the application think the game was still running

Fixed a bug preventing players from receiving credit toward the Most Healing Done commendation

Fixed a bug that caused the columns on Recent Players to slightly overlap each other

Fixed a bug preventing the fourth column on the friends list from being displayed properly

Fixed a navigation error that could occur when attempting to adjust video options using a controller

Players will now be removed from the Practice Range if they are AFK


Fixed a bug that caused McCree bots to Combat Roll into the well on Ilios

Fixed a bug that could cause bots to get stuck in a wall near objective B on Temple of Anubis

Fixed a bug that prevented bots from moving through certain locations on Volskaya Industries

Competitive Play

Fixed a bug that could cause overtime to continue indefinitely on Assault maps

Fixed a bug that could cause matches to begin with only 11 connected players


Fixed a bug that prevented Ana’s healing stats from showing up in the Career Profile page

Fixed a bug that prevented Ana’s custom crosshairs from displaying while zoomed

Fixed a bug causing irregular placement of the pumpkin on Genji’s “Pumpkin Carving” highlight intro with certain skins

Fixed a bug preventing Mercy’s staff from showing up in the “Guardian Angel” highlight intro with her Cobalt skin equipped

Fixed a bug preventing Reaper’s “R.I.P.” victory pose from animating correctly when the game client isn’t in focus

Fixed a bug that allowed Tracer to use Blink while rewinding with Recall

Fixed a bug preventing some of Tracer’s voice lines from activating with her Punk skin equipped

Fixed a bug preventing Zarya from gripping her gun’s handle in the “Deadlift” highlight Intro

Fixed a bug causing Zarya’s Graviton Surge to eject Reinhardt at high velocity


Fixed a typo on the bakery blackboard in Eichenwalde

Fixed a bug that allowed certain heroes to stand on unintended pillars on Ilios

Fixed a bug on Lijiang Tower that allowed heroes to reach unintended locations

Fixed a bug allowing Reaper to Shadow Step to unintended locations on Nepal

Fixed a bug that allowed players to contest the payload from a protected area above the gas station on Route 66

Fixed a bug that allowed Pharah to reach unintended locations on Volskaya Industries

Fixed a bug on Watchpoint: Gibraltar that allowed players to reach an unintended location near the final objective

Spectating: Fixed a bug that occasionally produced incorrectly colored health bars when spectating Custom Games

Overwatch is now available for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: MOBA, PvP, 6v6 Brawl
Release Date: 2016-05-24

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