With the release of Thursday's patch in Overwatch, it seems some spillover regarding Sombra's kit accidentally made their way live.

Principal Designer Geoff Goodman took to the forums to explain that these changes were unintentional and that they are working to remove these changes.


Considering that most of these changes have been seen by players already at this point, Goodman decided to elaborate on these changes in a little sneak peek. They include:

  • 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. Basically, any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. 

Here is a list:

Genji - Double Jump/Wall Climb

Pharah - Hover Jets

Hanzo - Wall Climb

Lucio - Currently running Crossfade song will be disabled

Mercy - Angelic Descent

These changes to Sombra are intended to make her ultimate abilitly a little less powerful and make her more useful overall with the rest of her kit. 

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