Overwatch, the very famous team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment and released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, has something new to offer. Blizzard recently revealed plans for a surprising Public Test Region Patch (PTR) update that points towards imminent Sombra release.

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The new announcement has made it clear that Sombra will be finally added to PS4, Xbox One and PC. The new PTR will be released very soon and this time, Blizzard Entertainment has kept fans on the tenterhooks, making them wait for something “surprisingly” different. The announcement came to light in one of the posts on Overwatch forums, where the game developer announced – “I wanted to drop in and talk about our upcoming PTR patch that is due out very soon. We are going to try something a little different this time, so you might be surprised when you see the patch notes for it”

The post continues to say – “Previously we’ve been using the PTR, first and foremost, to make sure the game is solid and there aren’t any heinous issues that would prevent us from releasing the patch. There was a nice secondary goal of gathering feedback on any changes we’re planning and trying to iterate on them quickly, but we didn’t always have time to try multiple different iterations of any particular change.”

Blizzard Entertainment wants to try out a bunch of things and see whats fun and working. The game developers will then want to iterate more quickly from that point onward. That way, the developers get to have gamers involved earlier in the process. However, the post also makes it clear that the PTR won’t include any changes to Symmetra. While that may disappoint you, the introduction of Sombra should cheer you up.  In a leaked memo that circulated recently with the Halloween update, Sombra – the one who lost everything during Omnic Crisis – is very aptly described as “one of the world’s best and most notorious hackers”.

The upcoming PTR will also add significant hero changes and will last a longer period of time. The post continues to say – “This time around, the PTR is likely to be around a bit longer than before, so we’re taking this opportunity to try out some more significant hero changes, and the push more significant iterations throughout this PTR cycle.”

It’s very likely that Blizzard Entertainment will launch Sombra as part of the upcoming Overwatch World Cup celebrations this October end. Meanwhile, enjoy the Overwatch Halloween Terror seasonal event video, if you have missed it –



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