You may recall, I wrote a piece on Overwatch previously. You can find it HERE Blizzard is a fantastic company when it comes to keeping their customers involved. They released another character (Ana) recently and the rumour mill is rife with the addition of “Sombra”. Sombra was first discovered hinted at in very early pre-beta releases. There was a table with three classified manila folders on it reading “SOMBRA [CLASIFICADO],” “SOLDADO: 76 [CLASIFICADO],” and “JACK MORRISON [CLASIFICADO]. Jack Morrision(Soldier 76) was shown before and after he transformed into soldier 76.
There are newspapers scattered around Dorado with an article that reads “Quién es Sombra’?” or Where is Sombra?. Alongside this is a picture of a scary looking hooded character. There are more clues that pop up in Dorado also. There are terminals that have an error message flashing on them that reads “ACCESSO NO AUTORIZADO: Protocolo Sombra” (“UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS: Sombra Protocol”). Another clue is while playing as reaper, who is said to be related to Sombra, in Dorado, he sometimes says “Where’s Sombra when you need her?”
I visited the Blizzard site and there is a thread that has been locked with the title “00110010 00110011” which translates to 23. As of writing, there are 22 characters in Overwatch so this is another obvious clue that Sombra is coming. As of now, the thread appears to be a countdown. The post time is going down and currently, it reads 4h. So the assumption is that there will be either a big clue or a character release today. Have a look at the thread HERE
There are new maps on the horizon so this could also be a countdown to a map release. I would presume that if there is a map update, they will use the opportunity to add a new character. Either way, you have to admire a company that keeps people so involved. That is what does and will continue to make them a very popular game producer.
N.B. I’ll pop up an update when the counter counts down completely.