Overwatch 2 Season 7 Sombra Rework explained: New abilities, buffs & more

Stephanie Zucarelli
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Blizzard has finally introduced the long-awaited Sombra Rework. Here’s everything you need to know about Sombra’s new abilities and skills in Overwatch 2 Season 7.

Overwatch 2 Season 7 has finally introduced Sombra’s Rework, along with its Halloween event and Group Respawn mechanics. With a new Passive ability and the Virus projectile, Blizzard’s stealthy hacker has become a DPS to watch out for in this new season.

“We approached the Sombra Rework by identifying key goals to guide decisions throughout the design iteration process: make Sombra more committal when engaging, increase the active feel in her ability kit, and uphold the current Hacker fantasy,” explained Blizzard in the Season 7 patch notes.

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The new Sombra kit is now available and can be tested by all players while they wait for similar news for characters like Roadhog and Junker Queen. If you want to know more about the Sombra Rework in Overwatch 2 Season 7, here’s what you need to know.

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Sombra Rework in Overwatch 2 Season 7

Blizzard went all in with reworking Sombra and changed her entire kit by adding more damage to her skills and a new projectile-style attack called “Virus”. Overwatch 2 Season 7 also removed Sombra’s passive “Opportunist,” and replaced it with the “Stealth” passive skill.

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The “Stealth” passive skill used to be one of Sombra’s main abilities but was replaced with “Virus.” Stealth will now allow Sombra to automatically become invisible after 3.5 seconds while not shooting, using a damaging ability, or receiving damage.

Here’s a guide to Sombra’s entire rework after Overwatch 2 Season 7:

  • Machine Pistol
    • Damage increased from 7.5 to 8.
    • Minimum Spread reduced from 0.5 to 0.
    • Number of shots until max spread has been increased from 3 to 6 shots.
    • Reload time reduced from 1.4 seconds to 1.2 seconds.
  • Hack
    • Cast time reduced from 0.75 seconds to 0.65 seconds.
    • Now cancels Stealth when hacking an enemy hero.
    • Cooldown increased from 4 to 6 seconds.
    • Hack has a reduced cooldown of 3 seconds if Hack is interrupted or if a non-hero enemy is hacked.
    • The “Hacked” warning text will now only appear while you are silenced and not for the remainder duration of the hack debuff.
  • Stealth (Passive)
    • Ability reworked to be a passive. Sombra automatically becomes invisible after 3.5 seconds while not shooting, using a damaging ability, or receiving damage.
    • Stealth movement speed bonus reduced from 60% to 45%.
    • Fade Out duration into Stealth reduced from 0.375 seconds to 0.25 seconds.
    • Fade In duration from Stealth reduced from 0.5 seconds to 0.375 seconds.
    • Updated the UI messaging to the Sombra player when hacking Health Packs to “Revealed” instead of “Detected”. Now the message “Detected” is only used when an enemy player is in the detection radius.
  • Virus
    • This is a new ability assigned to Ability 1 by default.
    • Fire a projectile that damages an enemy over time. Damage is dealt faster on Hacked enemies.
    • Impact Damage: 10 (20 on hacked target).
    • Damage over time: 100 over 4 seconds (100 over 2 seconds on hacked target).
  • Translocator
    • Can no longer be manually activated. Translocator will now automatically teleport Sombra after 0.25 seconds from being thrown or when impacting the environment.
    • Reduces the Stealth passive cooldown after teleporting.
    • Projectile speed increased from 25 to 72.
    • Cooldown reduced from 6 seconds to 5 seconds. Cooldown now begins after Sombra teleports to the location of the Transponder.
    • Projectile launch initial vertical offset removed.
  • EMP
    • Ultimate charge cost increased by 15%.
    • Health percent damage decreased from 40% to 30%.

That’s everything about the Overwatch 2 Season 7 Sombra Rework. If you want to know more about Overwatch 2 and its roster of heroes, check out these guides below:

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