Home Gaming Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan says it’s time people started wondering who mystery character Sombra is

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan says it’s time people started wondering who mystery character Sombra is

1 min read

Overwatch cast

One thing I really love about Overwatch is its lore. You’d never really know it just from playing the game, but believe me, underneath that shooter sits one compelling tale! I’ve enjoyed learning about it all; the overall story, locations, heroes, and more – I’m hooked to say the least.

What makes me really happy is that Blizzard have more on the way. They’ve got plans to keep growing the lore, and as a result, will be adding new maps and characters to the game itself too.

The latter is what has people really excited. Which new character will be added to Overwatch first? Personally, I think it’s somebody called Liao, who didn’t exist until just over a week ago.

Others however, have been digging up clues and speculating on a mysterious hero known only as Sombra (who as a sidenote, is thought to be Amari – Pharah’s mother). Seeing as this character is believed to be operating out of Dorado (one of the in-game maps), many thought Blizzard would debut this new hero with Soldier: 76’s animated short, which takes place in that very location.

Sadly, that never happened. Hype about Sombra has since died down.

Perhaps it’s time to start looking for clues again though, and harder. According to Overwatch’s Game Director, Jeff Kaplan, there are still hints out there that have gone undiscovered. In an interview over on Eurogamer, when asked about the character, and whether the speculation around him/her was strange, he said the following…

No, it was not strange. We have put a lot of hints, all over the game and out of the game, so I would say it’s about time that people are concerned with who Sombra is. I hope they keep researching more and find more hints that are out there.

With that response, I strongly believe Sombra, whoever it is (perhaps it’s Liao?), will be the first new character coming to Overwatch. I hope we don’t have to wait too long to find out if that’s the case!

Last Updated: June 8, 2016


  1. Kromas GG

    June 8, 2016 at 18:09

    Calling it now. It is a sniper/long range character.


    • Sageville

      June 8, 2016 at 20:00

      Maybe, I reckon its a healer/support.


    • The outlaw Jesse McCree

      June 8, 2016 at 21:23

      So you’re repeating what most others have said.


      • Kromas GG

        June 9, 2016 at 05:14

        I suppose so … depending on what other you are talking about.


    • Tarisma

      June 9, 2016 at 07:37

      Sniper Support according to reddit


      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 9, 2016 at 07:38

        Infallible website that 😛


        • Tarisma

          June 9, 2016 at 07:46

          The mostest never gotten anything wrong on there


          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 08:04


      • Kromas GG

        June 10, 2016 at 08:42

        Ah. The only reddit page I visit is the one for DayZ and only on a Tuesday to check if the new dev blog is up. 🙂


  2. Raptor Rants

    June 9, 2016 at 07:17

    What if I told you there is a shape of a shadow during the fight, against a wall, that doesn’t match the action in the Soldier 76 short?


    • hairyknees

      June 9, 2016 at 08:36

      *Breathing intensifies*


      • Raptor Rants

        June 9, 2016 at 11:31

        So… How long have you been looking for said shadow now?


  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 9, 2016 at 07:38

    I think it’s one of the three amigos


  4. Deceased

    June 9, 2016 at 10:46

    For the Watch!!!


  5. Strawman Jim

    June 9, 2016 at 12:30

    It’s a sleepy dwarf…. This game needs more dwarves!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Valorant’s next character is KAY/O, a silencing robot

Usually one suppresses the enemy with a gun rather than a blade but clearly Valorant knows…