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Overwatch ARG transmission finally hits 100% – the search for Sombra continues

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WHAT YEAR IS IT SOMBRA OVERWATCH

Blizzard have been teasing a new Overwatch hero called Sombra for what feels like forever now. Dedicated fans followed all the clues eagerly, which eventually led them to a website where a transmission of sorts was taking place. That was, believe it or not, back in August. There’s been nothing for sleuths to do since then, except wait for the transmission to trickle its way to 100%.

Nearly two months later, it has finally reached that magical number. If you were hoping for a fully fledged launch, or a reveal at the very least, well, I’ve got bad news I’m afraid. Instead of giving us Sombra, Blizzard have gone and drawn out the ARG even further. Here’s what amomentincrime.com now reads:

…Estableciendo conexión…
…Protocolo Sombra v1.95 iniciado…
…Transmisión finalizada – finalizando carga…
…Carga finalizada. Unidad Bastion E-54 comprometida…
…Terminando conexión…

It’s all Greek Spanish to me! Let’s see what Google translate has to say:

… Connecting …
… Protocol v1.95 Shadow started …
… Finished Transmission – ending loading …
… Charging complete. Bastion Unit E-54 committed …
… Terminating connection …

Bastion? What on earth does he have to do with all this? Sleuths did some digging, and from what I can gather, all they’ve been able to find is that the Omnic’s new Halloween victory pose blinks out S-O-M-B-R-A in Morse code (only with certain skins equipped). That’s probably been there since the update last week however, so it doesn’t specifically relate to this transmission as far as I can tell.

Looking at the website’s source code now does reveal one interesting little titbit of information at least. In the HTML sits the following comment:

<!– v1.4.0.2.324?? –>

At time of writing, Overwatch’s version is 1.4.0.2.32374. Will the new hero be released when the main client is patched to match the one above? I bloody hope so.

At this stage, I don’t expect to see any solid Sombra stuff until BlizzCon, which takes place in just two weeks time. I’m sure Blizzard are saving the reveal of their new hero for that specifically.

In the  meantime, I’m sure they’re going to continue leaving clues here and there. What’s the deal with Bastion for example? I hope sleuths find answers soon! The Sombra ARG had dragged out far too long though I think – I don’t know if they have it in them to care enough anymore.

Last Updated: October 19, 2016

11 Comments

  1. Ottokie

    October 19, 2016 at 11:38

    “Omnic’s new Halloween victory pose blinks out S-O-M-B-R-A in Morse code”

    …just wow? who has the time to do all this just to know what champ is next up xD

    Reply

  2. Skittle

    October 19, 2016 at 11:47

    Could they just skip the bullshit and release a new hero or map already

    Reply

    • Matthew Figueira

      October 19, 2016 at 11:47

      Yeah I think people are kind of over all this hunting 😛

      Reply

  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 19, 2016 at 11:53

    As soon as talk of Sombra dies down they’ll make him available. But not while people still stoke the hype flames

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    • Gavin Mannion

      October 19, 2016 at 12:33

      HIM…. sexist pig. Sombra is a her I will have you know

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        October 19, 2016 at 12:35

        O_o
        Oops

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  4. Gavin Mannion

    October 19, 2016 at 12:33

    I’m a total Overwatch fanboy.. but I’m bored to death of this Sombra crap

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      October 19, 2016 at 13:41

      We all are. It’s ridiculous.

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      • Gavin Mannion

        October 19, 2016 at 13:46

        we need to team up more.. we dominated the other day.. I’m well into the platinum rank now thanks to that push

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          October 19, 2016 at 13:47

          Gavin, for the last time. I’m a happily married man. Stop flirting with me like this.

          Reply

          • Gavin Mannion

            October 19, 2016 at 13:47

            She can join.. if she’s good…

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