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Overwatch: Sombra’s Stealth ability doesn’t always guarantee safety

Published: 27/Sep/2019 19:33 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 20:25

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Overwatch’s Sombra is a force to be reckoned with as her Stealth ability means that she can wreak havoc on unsuspecting enemies. But it’s not an impenetrable move, as one unlucky player found out.

Sombra was the second new character to be added to the first-person shooter’s growing roster back in November of 2016, and she’s since become a favorite among DPS players due to her powerful hacking and invisibility moves.

But one Overwatch player found out the hard way that just because people don’t see the Mexican coming, it doesn’t mean that she’s unstoppable.

Sombra’s Stealth ability doesn’t guarantee safety

Overwatch fan ‘GetsThruBuckner’ shared a video of their unlucky Sombra play on Reddit, proving that even when you think you’re safe, there’s never a guarantee.

In the clip, the Sombra player is running to one of the enemy spawn points on the Route 66 map while in her Stealth mode. Despite being undetectable to the naked eye, the hacker is suddenly one-shot killed out of nowhere by a gold Doomfist’s Rocket Punch move.

It then switched to the enemy’s point of view on the Kill Cam feed, and showed that the Doomfist had no idea of the Mexican’s presence, and was just simply trying to use his ability to speed up the time it takes to leave the spawn point.

It was a classic case of a ‘wrong place, wrong time’ situation, but just goes to show that Sombra is not as guarded as first thought when in her Stealth mode.

Usually, the only sure-fire way to target a stealthed-Sombra is either when she’s been detected by an enemy player or with Widowmaker’s Infra-Sight ultimate ability. 

But as evidenced by the video, a lucky Doomfist punch can sometimes work wonders too.

Blizzard EntertainmentYou’re not always safe as Sombra.

With October swiftly approaching and no word yet as to when the Halloween Terror event will be, fans are eager for any scrap of information regarding new skins. 

Last year saw the addition of the Bride skin for Sombra, but there’s no telling whether she’ll be getting another one this year.


Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.