After dragging it out for a ridiculously long time, Blizzard finally revealed Overwatch‘s new character, Sombra, with a nose boop and a door closing, and that she’d be playable next week, at BlizzCon. Fans, relieved to finally be free of the lengthy ARG, then took a look at Sombra’s neon outfit, hacker skills, and rude ‘tude and had… opinions.
For those unfamiliar, Overwatch is a competitive multiplayer shooter where you can, and in fact usually have to, swap between characters at will. That means any new character both revitalizes the game and probably will annoy the heck out of everyone, because for about a week Sombra is going to be all anybody plays. And, of course, there’s the usual baggage with any new character
Some, of course, were fans, or just glad the ARG was finally over:
Others theorized about the extent of Sombra’s hacking skills, excuse us, skillz:
Mocking perpetual tryhard Reaper was a common theme, considering she winds him up in her introductory video:
And her outfit came in for some criticism, and some theories:
If nothing else, fans will celebrate that the ARG is done, but we suspect that in the vein of all teleporters, that will soon give way to cursing when she keeps disappearing around the map. We’ll find out next week when she arrives on public test servers.