Sombra might be getting nerfed in Overwatch 2

Phantom Sombra might not be a free win condition anymore.

Big changes might be coming for Overwatch 2 players. This comes as the Overwatch League is going into its playoffs, meaning they will have a short time to catch up with the meta. Regardless, even casual players have been looking for answers to Sombra. According to this leak, a couple of other popular heroes are also getting nerfed.

Sombra, Genji, Zarya and D.Va potentially getting nerfed

This report comes from Yiska, one of the most respected and accurate sources in the Overwatch world. His report claims that the following changes are coming for Overwatch 2:


  • Hack lockout duration reduced from 1.75 seconds to 1.5
  • Hacked enemies are no longer targets for further hacking while the effect is ongoing
  • Hacked damage multiplier reduced from 40% to 25%


  • Maximum ammo reduced from 30 to 24
  • Shuriken damage reduced from 29 to 27


  • Barrier duration reduced from 2.5 seconds to 2
  • Barrier cooldown increased from 10 seconds to 11


  • Fusion Cannon spread increased from 3.5 to 3.75
  • Boosters impact damage reduces from 25 to 15

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These nerfs come as Sombra has seen exponentially more usage than she ever saw in the first Overwatch. With her ability to go invisible, Sombra is one of the best backline flankers in the game. Once she gets into the backline, she can decloak, hack the enemies and shoot them up.

The drop in hacked damage multiplier will give squishy characters more time to potentially get out of a Sombra flank. As it is now, characters like Hanzo, Widowmaker, and Sojourn usually snap to a Sombra that gets behind them.

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