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Sombra’s voice actor goes to new levels to become Overwatch character

Published: 2/Oct/2019 2:20 Updated: 2/Oct/2019 4:19

by Brad Norton


While the popular hacker in Overwatch has been cosplayed ample times in the community, even by the voice actor herself, things have been taken to an entirely new level in order to embody the character.

Released into the world of Overwatch in November 2018, Sombra serves as a Damage-based hero with Support-based abilities to boot. Finding a crucial middle ground to find eliminations while also helping to heal those around her.

Popular voice actor Carolina Ravassa, who gave life to the mysterious hacker, has cosplayed as her character in the past alongside fellow voice actor Anjali Bhimani as Symmetra. This time, she’s ramped things up to new levels of authenticity.

After a charitable endeavor that saw $10,000 raised for Trinity School in Colombia, Ravassa followed through on her promise to shave in order to more closely embody Sombra.

Smashing through the 10k donation mark in just under a week, an October 1 video shows the amusing process of the haircut, with Bhimani following along for the antics.

Sitting in the barbershop, a hairdresser cuts and shaves away one side of hair in order to accurately replicate the hairstyle of the hacking hero.

All that’s needed now is for Ravassa to dye her hair the same shade of purple and the full makeover would be complete. 

Adopting the voice of her character, Ravassa addresses the community after the haircut, saying, “I’m not going to kill you, I’m going to thank you, because we hit 10k and that’s not something you see every day.”

Having cosplayed in a full costume for her character in the past, there might be a good chance that Ravassa will don the Sombra attire once again with the new haircut style in effect.

Hung NgoRavassa in a full Sombra get-up.

Recently Sombra was made much more difficult to use in competitive games thanks to a bug discovered in the latest patch. Fortunately, that didn’t stop the voice actor from following through on her charitable efforts.

The charity link is still active if you’d like to donate to the wonderful cause here.


Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam


A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
Blizzard Entertainment
Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
Blizzard Entertainment
Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.