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Sombra's incredible EMP trick will save your life in Overwatch

Published: 29/Jun/2019 13:22

by Connor Bennett


One Overwatch fan has, unintentionally, discovered a tactic that can save Sombra players’ lives if they’re in danger of environmental damage. 

Sombra, who regularly frustrates enemy teams with her stealth, was the second new hero – behind Ana – to be added to Overwatch back in November of 2016. 

Since her addition, the character has become a fan favorite and a staple in competitive play thanks to her unique abilities like Hack and the Translocator. However, fans have discovered a new way for her to get around the map – and one that may save a life if timed right. 

Blizzard EntertainmentSombra regularly gets into a teams backline with her Translocator.

In a post to the Overwatch subreddit, user ThattJuanGuyy showed off a strange clip from their recent Mystery Heroes games. The Redditor was handed Sombra but a lack of experience with the hero meant they didn’t have much knowledge about when or how to use the abilities for maximum effect.

However, that paid off as they managed to utilize the EMP to save themselves from falling off the map. After Roadhog’s hook nearly sent them to their death, ThattJuanGuyy discovered that the ability has a small jump and knockback to it, allowing them to jump up just high enough to get back to a safe footing.

While ThattJuanGuyy may have thought the jump on the EMP ability may have been old news to some more experienced players, some complimented them for uncovering the little trick. “1000 hours+ of this game and I didn’t know that Sombra jumps when she EMPs,” commented exedeeee

Another, Skilotonn, added: “I know that there is some sort of bounce when you do midair, but I certainly never would have used it in such a situation to find out that it could save me off a ledge though.”

Even if you’re an experienced Overwatch player, it’s always nice to pick up on obscure tips and tricks that could baffle high-level players because of how outside the box they are.

That’s not to say that Sombra’s EMP jump is going to be a meta-shifting tactic but at least there’s another use for it outside of devastating the enemy team.


Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.