How long does Sombra's hacks last?

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Help me to know.
A quick google search leads to the Overwatch Gamepedia. Over there, you'll be able to find more information about the game in general.

http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Sombra

Sombra's Hack Ability:

  • Maximum range: 15 meters
  • Casting time: 0.8 seconds
  • Duration:
    Abilities: 6 seconds
    Health Bar/Ultimate Status reveal: 20 seconds
    Health Pack: 60 seconds
    Turrets: 10 seconds
  • Cooldown: 8 seconds
The hack lasts 5 seconds,
emp lasts 6
Entirely too short, if you ask me.
Then again, if they increased it, they'd have to increase the cooldown, so that Sombra doesn't become an OP ability nullifying character...
11/22/2017 01:30 AMPosted by XislaeX
Entirely too short, if you ask me.
Then again, if they increased it, they'd have to increase the cooldown, so that Sombra doesn't become an OP ability nullifying character...


No way!

The length of time is pretty good considering the amount of times that happens in those few seconds. Incrasing this time would dangeroulsy put her overpowered.

People in general still dont know how to use her hack effectively.
The main difficulty about using hack in an effective way is that because it doesn't last long, you need to cast it at the right time, but since it is a channelled ability, you can't use it under enemy fire. So you need to find a right balance between being able to damage and hack critical targets if required.

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