Overwatch – Sombra Hack Meta Incoming?! Sombra BUFFED or NERFED?

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Sombra has been both buffed and nerfed on PTR. EMP now charges slower, but she does more damage, hack is stronger, translocate lasts longer. Is this new sombra 2.0 OP? Are we moving into a Sombra focused DPS meta?

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  1. She was, in fact a hybrid DPS/ support.
    That’s why it’s possible to make her “more of a DPS.”

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  2. Sorry Sombra mains… But the secret is out! – the new Sombra (with better guns) is crazy powerful!
    Now my true love MUST be Tracer – but good god! … Sombra can do some funky moves too! – think "Predator" (the movie)

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  3. My friends used to make fun of me for maining Sombra, NOW THEY FEAR THE ALL POWERFUL SPANISH WOMAN!!!!!! MAJOR BUFF FINALLY

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  4. Sombra META incoming indeed

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  5. I think it's a great change, as a sombra main I agree with all the buffs, and also the nerf, as you would always gain your ult out of sync with your team, which is fine on defence, but more difficult on attack. It brings her to the same standard as most of the other offence heroes.

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  6. I think it's a great change, as a sombra main I agree with all the buffs, and also the nerf, as you would always gain your ult out of sync with your team, which is fine on defence, but more difficult on attack. It brings her to the same standard as most of the other offence heros.

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  7. I love watching orisa melt before my mac-10

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  8. I'm a sombra main. Im not looking forward to having to fight for my main character to play as and, i think people will either accept her like soldier 76 or hate her like junkrat in lower rankings (op). Mainly because Im liking the new patch because I prefer to play more agressively as sombra than this idea that she is only good for med packs. If you already play well with her then this will over power her to filth. I'm excited about it tbh though.

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  9. I love Sombra, but there is always a little bit of damage left and then I have to teleport back, let's hope now I can kill a squishy every time I flank.

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  10. They could reduce her clip to 50 to compensate for the high damage, if it's really that high. But I hope they don't. I want to see more Genjis running while holding their pants because they can't escape anymore.

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  11. Between pc and console I have over 800+ hours on sombra. I eventually stopped playing overwatch because of the hate I would get for picking her (even if I was securing eliminations and priority hacks) seeing that the hate I receive may go down I may return to the game

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  12. This is bad news for Pharah mains

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  13. Here’s the thing about sombra. If you’re not already good at playing her kit, these buffs will not make you good at her. I didn’t think she was bad before, it’s just that nobody wanted to make a good team comp that could utilize her well. Also, I’m so tired of people saying that EMP is an initiation ult. It’s nice and all as an initiator but it requires way more communication to be an initiator. A way that people who are just learning to use her kit ought to learn to use EMP, is let a tank initiate as you hack someone (ex: hack rein and let your rein hammer down) get some picks, and then use EMP as a follow up/mid-fight ult. It makes cleaning up fights and taking points so much easier

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  14. Super excited for these buffs, but I gotta admit hacking movement abilities like Genji's double jump or Lucio's wall ride might be really unnecessary. Plus it doesn't make sense to suddenly forget such a thing especially when considering it's not even an assigned skill. I could already usually handle a hacked Genji but when you add in the fact that Sombra will hack quicker (preventing interruptions) be slightly more accurate (more damage), and has more time on the translocater (less "oopsie im stuck here" moments) — I'm just going to utterly destroy the walking turtle. I think they deserve to have a chance to potentially escape if your aim is being crappy or else she WILL have a skill drop off imo (On the other hand, totally happy about the Pharah hack). I suppose Blizzard is going to end up increasing the cooldown time on hacks and slightly reduce its range at some point because she's sure af going to be picked a lot now and Doomfist will not exist lol. You won't see me complaining if this all goes through tho; crybabies on the other hand will, right after they get their precious nerf on Moira

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  15. Lucio should be able to wallride if hacked it's his only counterplay.

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  16. I can finally play her in competitive without getting yelled at now!!!

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  17. I've been wanting to main Sombra, but I recognized how niche she was and didn't get many chances to play her.

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  18. I’m not looking coward to people instalocking her from me in the new update

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  19. I came for a discussion, got to see a SUPER BM moment when he "hello"ed the widow trying to shoot him from the other side of the area. Dear god I loled hard at that.

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  20. Sombra definitely needed the buff on the translocater I’m so exited for this I feel like with this buff I won’t get hate for going sombra in comp

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  21. What do I think of Sombra?
    I think she shouldn’t have died at 1:23

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  22. I love sombra and her buff is amazing

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  23. Glad to see some of the unwarranted hate for Moira will be going elsewhere. Moira is perfectly balanced and people want to cry cause they can't be brain dead vs a support. Meanwhile sombra is literally going to stop people from playing every 6 seconds. I like her changes as a whole but dat hack is definitely OP. If it's going to be that strong they should up the cool down timer for it since again hero's like lucio can't even heal…

    My only concern is that this will force the Moira meta even harder since she is the best healer post hack, can't fade or throw orbsbut she can do something lucio can't, heal and she can still deal damage and Regen while hacked. If people are smart they will be mad at sombra but if their dumb they will be mad at Moira.

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  24. "we can't have PTR for console because we have to run all of the patches through Sony and Microsoft and it takes to much time" the very next day they took the sombra buffs away via…a patch…the very next day ^_~ that's pretty quick like PTR update quick…what a joke.

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  25. I can actually play Sombra now? 😀 😀

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  26. rip doomfist even more

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  27. Sadly I fluctuate through mid gold to almost diamond. I'd main Sombra if half the time the team wouldn't throw from me doing it. (I'm too much of a people pleaser probably because I will almost always will flex after people huff and puff. When I stand my ground for x,y,z reason I'm "throwing" meanwhile they are Torb attacking in response or some nonsense. Anyway……) Sombra is my favorite character and my second gold gun. She is a ton of fun and I'm excited that I might actually get to play her. Anyway, in this case I think rank does matter. When I'm at my SR low end, teams really lack the coordination to do anything useful with EMP proactively. The best I can do is right place right time in response to someone's ult. It does get better up high plat. So it would be nice if the hack was purple or something more visible than the red wavy thing to help visually see oh that guy is hacked. Overall I'm excited though.

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  28. Okay i play main tank and this is the worst

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  29. I'm a Sombra main and I usually am a stealth assassin with her. I belive I'll be even more deadly now.
    Hack the Planet

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  30. i like the healthpack thing, to make somb more dps than the roll of healing

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  31. You're just plowing through everyone

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  32. Sombra new hack sounds way to op . It's almost a gareented win in a coordinated team fight

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  33. #1 Trashtalk channel in EU

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  34. I feel like sombra is going to be in a much better position but her hack ability cooldown should go up slightly because that hack is so frequent it's devastating to the enemy. Feels like mercy's rez ability back when it had a 15 sec cooldown.

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  35. It's definitely a buff. Now people will not go and be like "SomBrA iS a HeAlEr". Hack is now way more reliable and useful, not to mention the HUGE passive and accuracy buff.

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  36. Sty McCree is NOT a consistent DPS! 50+% of people playing McCree get less damage output from him then a regular D.Va player.
    Having a McCree on the team is the same feeling as heaving a Hanzo on the team:
    If the other 5 picks are great you can afford waste the last spot on McCree!

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  37. Once this goes live I think Blizzard will have to change/nerf her hack/emp. I say this because she can Emp or hack an enemy that is using their ULT and completely stop it dead in in its tracks. Players have not complained a great deal about this because Sombra was So niche. It the only hero that can use an ability and eradicate an activated ULT
    I hope hero 27 is a super counter to sombra

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  38. 0:27 Sombra buffed so hard she transformed into Tracer xD

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  39. 76 and Tracer are still far superior, moving on

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  40. I don't think the canceling passive when you hack will go trough tbh. She can already hack anyone in the game and cancel almost every ultimate, disables abilities, and muffles the game sound for the hacked person. Disabling the passives will just be extremely unfair because characters like Pharah, Lucio, and Genji have abilities that are primarily used for getting in and out of situations. Sombra can just come and hack them into a sitting duck.

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