Now goes on a 2-second cooldown when interrupted by damage
- Now more consistently interrupted when targets break line of sight
Overwatch developer Geoff Goodman explained on the official forum that w
Brigitte going live soon, along with further Sombra changes; 2 second cooldown after a failed hack attempt. #Overwatch— Crash Translation (@GTElephant) March 20, 2018
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."
do you think the upcoming changes are going to give you too much trouble? it sounds a little frustrating but also seems like it doesnt interrupt intended sombra play -too- much— Ejika Tsunjika Lover 1992 (@milonssecretcat) March 16, 2018
The window is being removed and replaced 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."
The changes should make Sombra a more viable hero in more situations, and the changes are now live for every player to try.
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