Rumor: Details, Images Of Overwatch Character Sombra and Halloween Event Surface Online
The road to the reveal of Overwatch's next likely character has been long and difficult. What started out as a partial tease for the last new character, Ana, became one of the most in-depth game-related ARGs in recent memory. Overwatch players scoured the internet in search of the next clue, only to rebuffed my timed unlocks and dead ends. After several months of searching and putting clues together and it seemed as though the character was still a ways away.
Now, however, it seems that "later" might have finally become "sooner." A recent leak, allegedly found by a Russian Overwatch group, has begun circulating online through Twitter, Reddit, and other sites. The full image (below) suggests the character will be coming very soon (as indicated by the text "She will be hacking her way into the build later tonight." The text in the image also references her origin as part of the "Los Muertos" gang, which appeared in the short Blizzard released about Soldier 76.
The text also makes reference to a Halloween event, in which players would have to "protect the castle doors from the Zomnics and Dr. Junkenstein's evil allies," and try their hand at "three different difficulties" to earn more points. These references point to an earlier leak of an Overwatch comic book, which showed Dr. Junkenstein (who is likely an alternate outfit for the character Junkrat), as well as Mercy and Reaper in Halloween costumes.
Another piece of evidence in a potential leak are images of Halloween-themed loot boxes that also allegedly leaked onto the Xbox Store, once again pointing to a Halloween-themed event.
We've reached out to Blizzard regarding the leak and will update this post should they reply.
One leak might seem suspicious, two leaks might sound like a Photoshop conspiracy. But three leaks from different sources make this rumor hard to ignore. Still, it's hard to know for sure, since fakes for these kinds of things get more elaborate every day. I'm more hopeful for this whole Sombra mystery to finally settle, honestly.