New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on October 13, 2022) follows:

Overwatch 2 is the incredibly popular successor to the original Overwatch released in 2016 by Blizzard Entertainment.

It is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter game that has noticeably taken the gaming world by storm due to its fun and unique gameplay.

However, players have been facing a number of issues with the game lately. For instance, we highlighted issues related to Zarya being unkillable and Watchpoint Pack not working.

Overwatch 2 Sombra overpowered

Many Overwatch 2 players (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) have been reporting that the character Sombra seems unusually overpowered.


Please nerf sombra bro I just got my ass whooped in comp by a sombra only to get lagged out and disconnected mid game and can’t log back in anymore, probably sombras OP ass hacking my wifi now too this some bs @PlayOverwatch

@BlizzardCS Sombra being able to hack ever 4 seconds is brutal. Next back to OW 1 cool down please.

@PlayOverwatch please for the love of god nerf sombra or lock her from competitive please omg

Apparently, the way Sombra has been reworked for Overwatch 2 is quite peculiar as she appears practically invincible now.

Sombra as a character has got a number of buffs including the ability to hack while being invisible and her hack causing additional damage to the target.

Players have also mentioned a number of other reasons why the character should be nerfed. We’ve added a screenshot of one such report below:

Source (Click/tap to view)

There are also some players who suggest that the team just needs to lower the damage boost she gets against each hacked target. These issues have led to many asking her to be nerfed.

In ow1 sombra is to underpowered in ow2 sombra is to overpowered. In all seriousness all thay they need to do is lower the damage boost she gets against hacked targets Also the hack increases ALL incoming damage not just sombras

Potential counter for Sombra

Some Overwatch 2 players believe that Sombra can be defeated if pitted against Kiriko. Apparently, Kiriko’s healing grenade removes hacks and helps deal with different combinations of attacks in an effective way.

I play Sombra, and I’ve gotta say Kiriko HARD counters Sombra. Her healing grenade removes any Hacks, and makes her teammates invincible for a second, which makes it impossible for Sombra to secure kills, especially against Kiriko herself who can just teleport away when she’s low (I know Sombra can also do that but still).

One of the affected players also recommends using Brigette to counter Sombra.

We hope Overwatch 2 developers listen to players’ feedback and make the suggested changes to the character.

There is still no official word from Blizzard on this situation. We will update this story once new relevant events arise.

Update 1 (November 16, 2022)

05:43 pm (IST): Although there was a delay of a couple of days in between, the long-awaited patch with the Sombra nerf will finally arrive on November 17.

We are now planning to release this mid-season patch on Thursday, November 17 at 11 AM PST. Thank you to our players for your patience as we addressed this issue.

Featured image source: Blizzard

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