Overwatch got a new playable character in the form of Sombra. She went live on the Overwatch PTR (Public Test Realm), in order for players to test the new character and Blizzard to have a chance to make any potential fixes before launching on public servers.


Sombra’s capable of camouflaging and throwing an EMP bomb, a powerful AoE ability that interacts with various ultimates and abilities, even being able to nullify some of them. The EMP bomb is an augmented version of Sombra’s Hack power, affecting enemies in a large AoE area. If you want to know how the EMP bomb affects other characters’ abilities, check out the list below.


Via Gosugamers:

  • Genji keeps his Dragonblade active
  • McCree’s Deadeye is disabled
  • Pharah’s Ultimate gets interrupted and she loses use of her jetpack
  • Soldier: 76, his lock-on ability remains usable
  • Tracer’s Pulse Bomb does not get removed from its target after the EMP
  • Reaper’s Death blossom gets interrupted
  • Hanzo, once fired his Dragon attack is not removed
  • Bastion does not get kicked from Tank mode, but EMP and Hack can be used to remove his Siege mode
  • Mei’s Blizzard remains functional on ground after EMP
  • Junkrat’s tire does not get destroyed by EMP even when Junkrat himself is hit
  • Widowmaker’s Infrasight remains active
  • Torbjörn’s turret gets temporarily disabled, and his own armour gets removed but his other buffs remain
  • Roadhog has his ultimate removed
  • Winston remains in his Primal Rage form
  • Zarya’s Graviton Surge is not removed from play after the EMP
  • Reinhardt’s Ultimate is not affected, but he does lose use of his Charge and Shield
  • Va’s Self-Destruct bomb is not disabled, but D.Va herself can’t re-enter her Mech during the EMP duration
  • Lucio, his Sound Barrier gets removed from all players in range
  • Zenyatta remains in his Tranquility state and thus invulnerable
  • Ana’s Nanoboost perks remain active
  • Symmetra’s teleporter is not destroyed when hit by an EMP
  • Mercy is still able to use her Caduceus Staff in both modes when Hacked

via: itechpost.com


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