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Overwatch: Sombra – the truth revealed.

Keen players of Overwatch would, unless they have been living in a cave for the last few months, heard of the name Sombra being thrown around various forums and chat channels. This mysterious figure has for some time been the hot topic of debate, ranging from what, to who, to how, and the speculation and also frustration from players has been intense, especially when it’s been teased and played with by the team at Blizzard themselves. Well the mystery is now over and ladies and gentleman, I give you SOMBRA.

Sombra brings a whole host of new talents to Overwatch, and it’s looking like she will be a real handful in a fight. An overview of her skills and abilities are as follows:

Overwatch Sombra Abilities

So who is the mysterious girl that everyone has been talking about for so long, where does she come from and what is her background? Well the nice people at Blizzard like with every other character in the game have put a backstory together for her. So sit back, relax, and let’s learn a little more about this notorious hacker.

Finally but not least we have a little animated short called “Infiltration”, where we see Sombra working with Reaper and Windowmaker on an Assassination mission. However not everything is what it seems and it looks like Sombra has her own agenda. So what do you think of Sombra now that she has been finally revealed, drop us a comment and let us know? In the meantime if you want to find out what we thought of Overwatch check out our review here, or if you want to learn more about Sombra or anything else to do with Overwatch then check out the Official Site.

Prepare to be spooked in Overwatch Halloween Terror

From now until November 1st our friends at Blizzard Entertainment have brought another event driven change to Overwatch, Halloween. See your favorite characters all dressed up for the occasion, but wait are you brave enough to face Junkenstein’s Revenge?

As like the Olympic event, standard loot boxes have been replaced with Halloween Terror loot boxes, rewarding players with a whole host of new customisations for their characters. Fancy a vampiric Symmetra skin, a witches costume for Mercy or even Junkrat’s Professor Junkenstein outfit, the loot boxes contain over 100 new cosmetic items including skins, sprays, victory poses, emotes, highlight intros, player icons and voice lines! Every time you level up you will be rewarded with a Halloween Terror loot box or you can purchase the new customisations with in game credits or through the in-game shop (this is sure to disappoint a few people).

OverWatch Halloween Lootboxes

On top of the subtle changes to the maps and the new character customisations, players will also be able to take part in Overwatch’s first-ever co-op PvE Brawl:  Junkenstein’s Revenge. Team up with three other players and face off against a host of eerie enemies, including Dr. Junkenstein himself, Junkenstein’s Monster, the Reaper, a mysterious witch, and host of shambling zomnics.

OverWatch Halloween Junkenstein's Revenge

Players will choose from the Alchemist (Ana), the Archer (Hanzo), the Gunslinger (McCree), or the Soldier (Soldier: 76) and defend Adlersbrunn castle’s doors against Dr. Junkenstein’s onslaught. Heroes will need to work together and develop strategies to withstand not only the advances of his macabre entourage, but also wave after wave of zomnic attacks. Are you brave enough to accept the challenge?

For further information about Overwatch’s current spooky event or general information about the game check out the Official Website.

Overwatch gets its Rocket League on for Rio

Overwatch is getting into the spirit of the Olympics with special loot boxes that will allow your Overwatchians to done their best sports gear and get their Rio vibe on. There’s over 100 new items to collect, so pop your phones down and stop trying to catch all the Pokemon and get online to kill your mates instead.

Overwatch has also taken on a sporty theme with new mode Lúcioball – which is essentially Rocket League done Overwatch style.

Overwatch’s first seasonal event will run for the duration of the Olympics, concluding on August 22

 

Overwatch-ball

New Overwatch Hero confirmed – Ana Amari

It was only seven days ago that I was writing about a gun blueprint that was published on Overwatch’s official twitter feed clarifying the rumours of a new character coming to the game. Well the rumours and speculations are now over and Blizzard Entertainment would like to introduce us to Ana Amari.

This Bounty Hunter and former founding member of Overwatch uses her expert skills as a marksman to affect heroes all over the battlefield. Armed with her Biotic Rifle and Grenades she can heal allies and damage or impair enemies. She also carries around a sidearm armed with tranquilizers to subdue hostile targets and Nano Boosts to give her comrades considerable increases in power. Used at the correct time she is a lethal and effective member of the team.

Ana doesnt come without her scars though and let’s just say she is not great friends with Windowmaker who had supposedly killed her during a hostage rescue mission. You can check out Ana’s full background story in the clip below.

Ana is currently in the Overwatch PTR (Public Test Realm) so expect her to be joining the cast of Heroes in the game soon. For further information on Ana or Overwatch in general check out the Official Website.

Does gun blueprint reveal next character coming to Overwatch?

Overwatch is a game like Marmite, you either love it or hate it and this goes true for us at TiX. I personally love the game and therefore was excited to see a post by Blizzard yesterday on their twitter feed giving us potentially the most reliable clue to date on the next playable character for the game.

Overwatch Gun Blueprint

As you can see from the blueprint above there is a discussion around a Biotic Rifle that has Mercy’s Caduceus Staff and Soldier: 76’s Biotic Field healing ability incorporated in to it. This leads to the assumption that the weapon above will be used for healing at range but also poisoning perhaps if Mercy’s comments are anything to go by. So is this the infamous character called Sombra who is referenced by Reaper in one of his voice lines, “Where’s Sombra when you need her?” and who has also been discovered in hints that have been hidden in the Mexican Map Dorado.

So watch this space and let’s hope that Blizzard keep to their word when they stated that all new characters coming to Overwatch would be free.

Overwatch: Origins Edition confirmed for Xbox One

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Blizzard have been around a little while. They should know where the gaming Gods look favourably, with such titles behind them as the Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and Starcraft series. Blizzard aren’t short of experience. They announced at Blizzcon 2014, a team-based PC shooter by the name of Overwatch and all was well in the world.

Until now.

Long deprived of Blizzard’s wares, the console market, from my point of view, has had the hump with their lack of wargaming from arguably the market-leader in the field. This should be coming to an end around summer next year. Overwatch: Origins Edition has been confirmed for an Xbox One release, “on or before the 21st of June 2016”.

A GAME listing here in the UK, captured by Overpwn, revealed the following information about the title:

  • 21 Heroes
  • 5 Skins
  • Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper)
  • Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76)
  • Overgrown Bastion
  • Security Chief Pharah
  • Slipstream Tracer

There’s no news yet on how much Overwatch: Origins Edition will cost you lucky, lucky people, nor if it will be free to play, like it’s PC counterpart.

The picture at the top of this post was spotted on a Blizzard splash page, before some spoilsport whipped it away. With BlizzCon 2015 happening this weekend, we’re sure to get some further information come through, and we’ll endeavour to bring it to you.

Still unsure? Have a look at one of the original gameplay trailers, below, to give you an idea of what this is all about.

Overwatch: Origins Edition should be hitting the Xbox One in Spring/Summer 2016.