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You may have noticed that Sombra can no longer gain ultimate charge from hacked health packs following the recent update to Overwatch. This is unintentional and is part of an update that is supposed hit the test server soon, according to principal designer Geoff Goodman.

“A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we’re working on removing these,” he wrote on the official forums. “We’re planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.”

The changes that are going onto the test server soon include no longer gaining ult charge from hacked health packs, a weapon spread decrease, a hacking speed increase, and an upgrade to her hack that will disable Genji’s wall run, Pharah’s hover jet, Hanzo’s wall climb, and more. Take a look at the early list below:

  • No longer gains ult from health pack healing#
  • Weapon Spread decreased by 10%
  • Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s
  • Hacking will disable more abilities.

“The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit,” Goodman added.

Overwatch is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Blizzard testing changes for Overwatch’s Sombra

An upcoming test update for Overwatch will make some big changes to Sombra.

By Matthew Bennett | 02/9/2018 06:36 AM PT

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You may have noticed that Sombra can no longer gain ultimate charge from hacked health packs following the recent update to Overwatch. This is unintentional and is part of an update that is supposed hit the test server soon, according to principal designer Geoff Goodman.

“A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we’re working on removing these,” he wrote on the official forums. “We’re planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.”

The changes that are going onto the test server soon include no longer gaining ult charge from hacked health packs, a weapon spread decrease, a hacking speed increase, and an upgrade to her hack that will disable Genji’s wall run, Pharah’s hover jet, Hanzo’s wall climb, and more. Take a look at the early list below:

  • No longer gains ult from health pack healing#
  • Weapon Spread decreased by 10%
  • Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s
  • Hacking will disable more abilities.

“The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit,” Goodman added.

Overwatch is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89