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Sombra Overwatch 2 Design Explained

Sombra Design
Sombra Design / Photo Courtesy by Blizzard Entertainment

Sombra Overwatch 2 Design shows the future of the game's upcoming sequel in a sneak-peek with Sombra and other characters.

Overwatch characters are getting a new redesign on their outfits, Sombra, the most notable feature is the suit and hair design. The character teaser was shown on Summer Game Fest on June 10, with Baptiste as well.

Sombra Design
Sombra Design / Photo Courtesy by Blizzard Entertainment

Sombra Overwatch 2 Design Explained

Aaron Keller, Director of Overwatch 2 breaks down Sombra's new character design on the Summer Game Fest live stream. The Overwatch team used a new hair-shader system to give the characters and Sombra realistic hair particles. Other shader systems included the fabric our characters wear a softer look, zooming in we can see how detailed the game is going to be once released.

Keller mentions the fresh redesign of the characters will match the atmosphere of the game and its new 5v5 maps. Environments will also get new shaders systems that are added onto our heroes, Keller didn't go into too much detail, and only included the two characters. Keller also mentions Sombra was the most difficult to redesign because her outfit is really complex to create. Only Sombra and Baptiste were shown off on the showcase, other characters are displayed on Overwatch 2 website.


Summer Game Fest stream event can be viewed on June 10, 2021.