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Sigma masters magnetism in stunning Magneto Overwatch skin

Published: 25/Sep/2019 23:17 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 23:34

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch fans are some of the most creative out there, and now one fan has created a new skin concept for Sigma that turns him into Magneto from the X Men.

Sigma has definitely had an impact on Overwatch, for better or for worse, since he arrived to the game in July, 2019.

But, he still hasn’t gotten any new skins or cosmetics, not having any events in that time period (besides Bastion’s Brick Challenge) doesn’t help either, but Overwatch fans have taken it upon themselves to come up with skins for the newest hero.

Sigma gets magnetic

Cartoonist and character designer Jorge Diaz took it upon themselves to design Sigma an awesome original skin that turns the Overwatch hero into Magneto himself.

Magneto is one of the main antagonists in the X Men universe who, as his name suggests, controls magnetism. Sigma doesn’t have the exact same powers, but his mastery of gravity allows him to throw giant rocks (and other heroes) around.

Magneto Sigma has red and purple armor instead of his usual white and green, along with the villain’s trademark helmet.

What’s most impressive about the concept is that Diaz really didn’t have to change too much about Sigma himself to make it work.

The relative ease with which Sigma becomes Magneto would make this a great Halloween skin for the hero.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe theories about Sigma’s possible Halloween skin are already flying around.

Overwatch just released their first-ever non Blizzard crossover skin for Bastion as the grand prize in the Brick Challenge (which runs until September 30).

But just because the game has partnered with LEGO, doesn’t mean that a Marvel crossover for Sigma will be coming anytime soon. 

Overwatch’s Halloween event usually starts sometime towards the beginning of October, so we should start seeing new spooky skins revealed soon.

Whether or not Sigma will be included in this year’s crop of Halloween skins remains unknown, but it would be a shame if he didn’t get anything at all for the event.

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Overwatch Oct 28 update makes Sombra more consistent than ever

Published: 29/Oct/2020 1:26 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:08

by Brad Norton

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The October 28 Overwatch update has arrived and the latest patch comes with a ton of critical bug fixes, many of which will give Sombra mains a huge sigh of relief.

Blizzard has been on a hot streak with major quality of life improvements over the past few days. On Oct. 20, it was Wrecking Ball and Lucio that received some much-needed changes. A few days later, on Oct. 22, multiple heroes had their health adjusted.

Now, it’s time for Sombra players to rejoice as the latest update is almost entirely for them. While a ton of bug fixes were in focus this time around, it’s clear that Sombra was Blizzard’s top priority for this patch.

If you’ve been avoiding the hero, now is the time to jump back in with your favorite hacker. Here’s everything there is to know about the latest Overwatch update.

Overwatch Sombra Translocator
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Sombra’s Translocator was at the top of the list in the latest Overwatch patch.

Sombra is the only hero that received changes in the October 28 patch notes. Everything else on the list purely focused on general bug fixes. Two main changes for the Damage dealer should make her life easier than ever.

First up, a rare Translocator bug was squashed. Seemingly at random, her teleporting ability could go on its full six-second cooldown if it was destroyed while being used. As with most abilities in Overwatch, if they’re taken out the split moment in which they’re triggered, the game often refunds them right away. Sombra’s translocator should now function just the same.

Moreover, if you’re invisible with the hero, you can now rely on her intel more than ever before. Sombra is supposed to be notified when an enemy spots her while cloaked. That hadn’t been the case from time to time due to a pesky bug. Though the brand new update has completely fixed this issue. 

No matter where you are or how many opposing players spot you, you will now be properly alerted when enemies are onto the case.

Sombra gameplay
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Sombra-mains will have a far simpler time while invisible moving forward.

Among the other changes were plenty of fixes for the Workshop mode. Funnily enough, if Sombra is more than double her normal size for whatever reason, she’ll be detected properly in that form too.

The full list of changes in the October 28 patch can be found below.

BUG FIXES

General

  • Fixed a bug that would cause colorblind friendly names for duel and elimination game modes to not appear properly

Heroes

Sombra

  • Fixed a rare bug where Sombra’s translocator could be on cooldown after use if it was shot at the same time it was used
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Sombra to not receive a detect notification when being seen or receive a detect notification without being seen by an enemy

Workshop

  • Fixed a bug where Workshop Setting Combo failed to paste when using the non-default option
  • Fixed a bug where presets/codes would fail to import when created using older versions of Workshop Setting Int/Real/Toggle
  • Fixed a bug where Player Stat and Player Hero Stat would not work in the Conditions of a Rule
  • Fixed a bug where having a high number of dormant Conditions and Actions would have a worse impact on server load than usual
  • Fixed a bug where an expensive Condition in a Wait Until action could continue to affect server load after the action finished
  • Fixed a bug where multiple Start Camera or Start Facing actions on the same player could interfere with each other, causing some not to work
  • Fixed a bug that caused Sombra to not be detected properly when scaled over twice as large