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Overwatch: Is Sombra’s Reveal Today?

Overwatch, the game about building a fandom for its characters, has been teasing its newest hero since the launch of the game. Early players noticed references littered throughout levels to a mysterious character named Sombra, who appeared to be some kind of hacker – the most obvious being Reaper’s line, “Where’s Sombra when you need her?” Since the release of Ana, their sniper support hero, the hints have become a puzzle game for fans, with Blizzard dropping codes and cyphers into their videos and their websites to tease fans about the upcoming Spanish hacker.

It’s been a hell of a road. Players have had to decipher clues that would drive a professional spy nuts, leading them to decode an ASCII picture of a skull – but there, the trail went cold. Until yesterday, when this happened.

Stay on the link for a second. This seemingly innocuous link from “Skycoder” (a reference to a false trail fans were following for a few weeks) turns into a massive code. More importantly than that, the post’s time stamp seems to be counting down. Fans on Reddit have already cracked it, revealing a second skull and an email address. When they emailed that address, they received another code that was translated into the phrase: SOMBr@1NF:rM@7iON1SP0vvErrSOMBr@, or “Sombra. Information is power. Sombra.”

And that’s as far as we’ve gotten right now. For a full recap of everything that’s been found so far – and it’s a really fun read – check out the Game Detectives wiki page. Hopefully we’ll know more later today.

Mike Fatum
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Referred to as a God Among Men, the Greatest Man that Ever Lived, and That Dude Over There…No, The Dude with the Long Hair and the Goatee…Yes, That Guy, Mike has grown up being known and loved around his apartment. In addition to being a successful film director and editor, he loves video games, movies, comic books, board games, and his wife and cat. He’s been friends with Jarys for over a decade now, and they started hosting a radio show together on college that became the genesis for the Ace of Geeks Podcast. When he realized he had so many talented friends who could write, the Podcast became an entertainment website, and here we are.

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