HIDDEN SOMBRA CHANGES in NEW PATCH

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hold up, they removed her getting ult charge from supporting her team......great my fav character got nerfed, FeelsGoodMan
For goodness sake, people, it's a bug! It's not a stealth nerf. Why would they nerf Sombra when people have been asking for buffs anyways?
The Emp changes are a bug.

I've gotta test this shorter hack, though...
02/08/2018 01:15 PMPosted by Blam320
For goodness sake, people, it's a bug! It's not a stealth nerf. Why would they nerf Sombra when people have been asking for buffs anyways?


This balance team hasn't exactly inspired much trust and confidence, have they? They let Mercy be a stupidly OP monster for almost 6 friggin' months, when ALL they had to do was make tweaks to Resurrect to prevent people from throwing games by hiding.
02/08/2018 01:16 PMPosted by fayescarlet
02/08/2018 01:15 PMPosted by Blam320
For goodness sake, people, it's a bug! It's not a stealth nerf. Why would they nerf Sombra when people have been asking for buffs anyways?


This balance team hasn't exactly inspired much trust and confidence, have they? They let Mercy be a stupidly OP monster for almost 6 friggin' months, when ALL they had to do was make tweaks to Resurrect to prevent people from throwing games by hiding.


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I've been playing her in Competitive, and she's doing fine atm.

Ult charge is slower, but it's not as much as a problem, because you are now getting them in time with your team more often. If you save EMPs for engages, she's relatively the same.

The hack is honestly overpowered.
Tracer gets shut down in a second, and Coalescence, Earthshatter and Beat Drop are very easy to counter with hack now. She's better across the entire match now, but the EMP change is going to throw people off.

IMO, she's more fun to play atm, and I'm enjoying her. I completely understand why people are frustrated with this change, but this change makes her less of an EMP bot now, and more of a Hacker.

This will get reverted, so have fun, or stop playing her until she's fixed.
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02/08/2018 01:16 PMPosted by fayescarlet
02/08/2018 01:15 PMPosted by Blam320
For goodness sake, people, it's a bug! It's not a stealth nerf. Why would they nerf Sombra when people have been asking for buffs anyways?


This balance team hasn't exactly inspired much trust and confidence, have they? They let Mercy be a stupidly OP monster for almost 6 friggin' months, when ALL they had to do was make tweaks to Resurrect to prevent people from throwing games by hiding.
While I agree with this, it's working fine on Console

It seems like it's a PC-only issue/bug

(although her hack is also quicker on console)
I was assuming the health pack nerf was a PC only bug, but if the hack time has decreased then maybe it's the next PTR changes accidentally put live. If so then the hack change is great, but it's outweighed by the loss of the ability to charge ult easily. We all understand that if Sombra gets a buff then her ult charge needs nerfing, but please, make it just more charge points required instead of reducing the ways she can get ult charge.
WOW! An entire 0.2 SECONDS!? OP!!

Blizzard really gave up on Sombra.
The only way I see this being intentional is if the stats for damage-healed-by-Sombra were much lower than projected. You, I, and someone with an IQ over room temperature would know to heal from hackpacks but maybe not enough people used it to deem it useful.
A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we're working on removing these.

We're planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.

Here are the complete changes (so far) for Sombra that we are looking to test out soon:

* No longer gains ult from health pack healing
* Weapon Spread decreased by 10%
* Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s
* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:

Genji - Double Jump/Wall Climb
Pharah - Hover Jets
Hanzo - Wall Climb
Lucio - currently running Crossfade song will be disabled
Mercy - Angelic Descent

The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit.
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02/08/2018 01:30 PMPosted by Geoff Goodman
A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we're working on removing these.

We're planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.

Here are the complete changes (so far) for Sombra that we are looking to test out soon:

* No longer gains ult from health pack healing
* Weapon Spread decreased by 10%
* Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s
* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:

Genji - Double Jump/Wall Climb
Pharah - Hover Jets
Hanzo - Wall Climb
Lucio - currently running Crossfade song will be disabled
Mercy - Angelic Descent

The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit.

Scary
02/08/2018 01:30 PMPosted by Geoff Goodman
A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we're working on removing these.

We're planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.

Here are the complete changes (so far) for Sombra that we are looking to test out soon:

* No longer gains ult from health pack healing
* Weapon Spread decreased by 10%
* Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s
* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:

Genji - Double Jump/Wall Climb
Pharah - Hover Jets
Hanzo - Wall Climb
Lucio - currently running Crossfade song will be disabled
Mercy - Angelic Descent

The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit.


Thanks for clearing this up! Those changes sound good. I still wouldn't remove ult charge from hp packs tho :)
Thanks for the assurance, Jeff. Nice, quick response.
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02/08/2018 01:30 PMPosted by Geoff Goodman
A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we're working on removing these.

We're planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.

Here are the complete changes (so far) for Sombra that we are looking to test out soon:

* No longer gains ult from health pack healing
* Weapon Spread decreased by 10%
* Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s
* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:

Genji - Double Jump/Wall Climb
Pharah - Hover Jets
Hanzo - Wall Climb
Lucio - currently running Crossfade song will be disabled
Mercy - Angelic Descent

The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit.
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I think this is going to get nerfed very soon, unless they simply forgot to mention this ''feature'' in the patch notes.
A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we're working on removing these.

We're planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.

Here are the complete changes (so far) for Sombra that we are looking to test out soon:

* No longer gains ult from health pack healing
* Weapon Spread decreased by 10%
* Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s
* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:

Genji - Double Jump/Wall Climb
Pharah - Hover Jets
Hanzo - Wall Climb
Lucio - currently running Crossfade song will be disabled
Mercy - Angelic Descent

The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit.


Hmmmmm interesting.
02/08/2018 01:30 PMPosted by Geoff Goodman
* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:

Genji - Double Jump/Wall Climb
Pharah - Hover Jets
Hanzo - Wall Climb
Lucio - currently running Crossfade song will be disabled
Mercy - Angelic Descent


Nice!!!!
02/08/2018 01:30 PMPosted by Geoff Goodman
A few changes that are being worked on accidentally found their way into the most recent patch. This is unintentional and we're working on removing these.

We're planning on putting up a new PTR soon that has these changes (and more), so consider this a sneak peak.

Here are the complete changes (so far) for Sombra that we are looking to test out soon:

* No longer gains ult from health pack healing
* Weapon Spread decreased by 10%
* Hacking speed increased from 0.8s to 0.65s
* Hacking will disable more abilities. Basically any ability that requires a button press will also be disabled. Here is a list:

Genji - Double Jump/Wall Climb
Pharah - Hover Jets
Hanzo - Wall Climb
Lucio - currently running Crossfade song will be disabled
Mercy - Angelic Descent

The idea here is to take some power out of her ult (and awkwardness of ult gain through health packs), and give her more power and usefulness in the rest of her kit.
Seems like a fair trade.

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