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Sombra hacks in style with “bad gal” Overwatch skin idea

Published: 28/Jul/2020 1:40

by Bill Cooney


A new skin design for Sombra in Overwatch is perfect for players who want to hack the enemy team into oblivion – and look good doing it.

Sombra has been a fan-favorite Overwatch hero, ever since she was released all the way back in November of 2016 after her big debut at BlizzCon (and to think back then people thought she would be overpowered).


Since then, she’s received several stylish skins from Blizzard, but none have reached the level that Chinese concept artist 黑屁_DD was able to achieve.

Called “Bad Gal” Sombra, this skin idea decks everyone’s favorite hacker out in some stylish streetwear, gives her blonde hair and even a little Reaper puppet from her “Marioneta” emote.

If Blizzard ever needs ideas for a new Sombra skin, this would be a great place to start.

Let’s not overlook those sneakers either, which would easily be the flyest kicks in all of Overwatch, if devs ever decide to add this skin in-game.

Her Uzi is also styled out with a little Rubix Cube keychain, and honestly looks like a style we’d see D.Va rocking as well, since it’s in her favorite color – pink.

In case you thought that was the end of it keep in mind that Overwatch fans are some of the most creative out there, and 黑屁_DD definitely went above and beyond with this design, even producing a 3D rendering of what it could look like in the game.

bad Gal SOmbra 3D render
“Bad Gal” Sombra in all of her 3D glory.

While the chances of this ever actually making it into Overwatch are pretty slim, we will have a number of actual new skins coming to the game in the next couple of weeks with the next event, which hopefully will include Sombra.

Summer Games is always one of the most popular seasonal events in Overwatch and usually starts in mid-July, but the Sigma Maestro challenge probably pushed the start date back a bit. So while we don’t know exactly when the festivities will begin, it’s safe to say things should kick off in the next few weeks.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.


According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

Overwatch player Tiago
Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.