​Overwatch developer Geoff Goodman ​confirmed on the official Overwatch forums Wednesday that Sombra would receive changes in the next patch, specifically regarding her Hack ability.


When Sombra's Hack is interrupted by damage, hacking will go on cooldown for two seconds. Goodman noted how that will force Sombra to be more careful about who to hack and when to do it. 

​​Second, there is a 0.1-second window at the completion of the hack in which it can't be canceled by line of sight (environment getting in the way) or other Hero effects like Tracer's Recall. Goodman explained how the window of time exists so that it, "doesn't get constantly broken by very small line of sight blockers such as light posts and signs, etc."

​​The window is being removed entirely and replacing it with multiple line of sight checks to make sure the blocks are not a problem. The development team is also speeding up the rate of her hacking so that it's "more responsive in checking for these fail conditions. The combination of these things means it should be much more reasonable to respond to a hack targeting you."


Goodman assured players that all of the changes made are to ensure Sombra will increase in overall strength and viability. 


The news of Sombra changes came the same day game director Jeff Kaplan updated the ​timeline of Hanzo changes, what's ​going on with Symettra and when ​Brigitte might be released.


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