A sneaky Overwatch player has discovered a way to stall Hanamura’s capture point A while their teammates on the attacking team get back on their feet, buying them time to get back to the action without losing the match to the defenders.
There’s nothing worse in Blizzard’s hero shooter than when you’ve managed to take two-thirds of a capture point, but then your whole team is killed and you run out of time to make it back and contest it – especially if you’re right on the edge and you just need one more second to reach it.
You might never have this happen again on Hanamura, though, as one player has found a way to contest point A with Sombra without being spotted by opponents, buying their teammates valuable time to get back into the fight and battle their way to B.
Sneaky Sombra stalling spot
Reddit user EchoPLAYER shared their method on April 10, schooling fellow OW fans on the best way to win the Japan-based map’s first capture zone. “Cheeky stalling method on Hanamura, got us the point,” they captioned the video.
In the clip, the fan takes control of DPS hero Sombra as she sits atop a ledge on the building that oversees the point. While it’s not shown how she got up there, it’s assumed she used her Translocator while cloaked to teleport to the position without being seen.
Once in position, the hacker then uncloaked herself to start the stalling process, with the enemy team clueless as to why the zone was being contested, the opposing Reinhardt swinging his hammer around wildly like a headless chicken.
Sombra then fired at the foes in order to build her ultimate up, before unleashing EMP right as one of her teammates reached the point, after which a Zarya popped her Graviton Surge which locked the enemies into place.
After picking some opponents off, the remaining players suddenly spotted the hero, but it was too late. Fighting until there was just a single Mercy left, she swiftly won the brawl and captured A for her team.
While this stalling strategy might not be new for everyone, it really does show the power of a cloaked Sombra, and proves why players should always look up just in case there’s someone lurking on a hidden ledge.