An Overwatch player has created a Workshop mode to demonstrate the inconsistencies with Sombra.
Sombra has seen a surge in play recently, finding a place in several compositions in the Overwatch League and consequently trickling down through the upper divisions of online ranked play.
Unfortunately, it seems not all players are happy about Sombra’s rise in popularity, with many complaining that the hero feels “broken” and frustrating to play against due to the inconsistencies in her abilities.
Specifically, it’s Sombra’s signature ability, Hack, and it’s ultimate variant EMP, that can cause issues, and Overwatch player PMAJellies has created a Workshop mode designed to make the issues with Sombra more clear than they might be in-game.
Sombra’s Hack can feel inconsistent on both sides of the ability.
The Workshop mode allows players to see exactly how large the radius for Sombra’s EMP is, and many might be surprised at how big an area the ability can encompass. In the video, for example, PMAJellies demonstrates that EMP covers the entirety of the capture point on Ilios Ruins.
PMAJellies also demonstrates some of the issues with Sombra’s regular Hack ability. While short, Hack does need to be channelled in order to take effect, but it appears that during the ability it’s possible to break both the line-of-sight requirement and the range but still have the ability finish.
Sombra is Broken: Workshop to show the bull shit that is Sombra's Kit Code: CQJRG
It’s not entirely clear to what extent these aspects of hack are bugs or intended features. Blizzard has in the past attempted to give Hack a certain amount of “grace” when it comes to movement during Hack, so that the ability isn’t broken off and set on cooldown by the target moving out of range or behind cover for only the briefest moment.
As it currently stands, however, the result can be a somewhat inconsistent feel to the ability that can be frustrating on both sides, with neither Sombra nor her target necessarily able to judge whether or not the Hack will work.
The Overwatch League season has wrapped up for 2020, but the off-season roster shuffles are only just beginning. Ahead of the 2021 season, be sure to keep your eyes right here on Dexerto as we cover all of the major OWL moves you need to know.
San Francisco walked away from the 2020 Overwatch League season as the league’s first two-time, back-to-back winners. While it was an interesting season, to say the least, the NA squad once again proved why they are the most dominant team in Overwatch history.
However, in 2021, that could all change. After all, the off-season is a wacky and wild time where players could land anywhere.
The Shock went back-to-back in OWL 2020, taking down Seoul Dynasty in the final 4-2.
We saw big movers and shakers in the likes of the Vancouver Titans and Washington Justice in 2020, and what happens in 2021 is anyone’s guess.
Before we get stuck into the big moves, there’s a few key dates in the Overwatch League transfer period you need to be weary of.
Oct. 12, 2020: Teams may begin submitting player trades for League Office review. All player trades are subject to League Office approval prior to becoming effective. Teams may also begin extending or otherwise signing their current players to standard contracts.
Oct. 16, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2020.
Oct. 23, 2020: PSAs signed using the 2020 PSA template that are not extended terminate and such Players become free agents. Players who are signed using the 2020 PSA template whose contracts extend into the 2021 Season begin receiving Base Salary at the 2021 Season rate.
Oct. 24, 2020: Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts for the 2021 Season.
Nov. 13, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any team options to extend existing contracts which were initially executed in 2019.
Nov. 20, 2020: Players whose contracts that are not extended become free agents. Teams and players also may mutually agree to an early release from contracts prior to this date.
Jan. 4, 2021: Deadline for all teams to have a minimum of seven players signed to season-long contracts for the 2021 season. (See below for changes to player contract terms for the 2021 season.)
Players who were born on or before June 30, 2003, are eligible to sign Overwatch League contracts for the 2021 season.
October 14: London Spitfire announces the release of seven players: ALTHOUGH, Babel, Clestyn, Highly, Jihun, Krillin, and Schwi.
It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that we must bid farewell to our players. We have offered free agency to most of our players to ensure that they can find a new team to thrive in with the least amount of resistance. #AcesHighpic.twitter.com/PqRIKHGAEn
Both players joined the Uprising amid a turbulent season & we're thankful for their adaptability, resilience & hard work along the way. We wish them success in 2021 & beyond! pic.twitter.com/4q3Z3mntxM
October 6: uNKOE retires from professional Overwatch to pursue Valorant.
I can finally announce that i'm LFT on VALORANT. I would like to join an EU team. I'm not ready yet for a twitlonger, will explain later what happened this season to me. And explain why i stop OW.https://t.co/KNm62mv3ym
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