New Overwatch mechanic makes Sombra Töbrjorn’s worst nightmare


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While testing the mechanics in a private match, a Twitch streamer demonstrated an in-game feature that allows Sombra to completely disable Torbjörn’s deployable turret while still being invisible. Twitch streamer Questron and his friend were in a private match on Route 66 when they decided to practice the mechanic, or a possible bug.

The strategy goes like this, while invisible, Sombra flanks the enemy team to try to get a hack. Due to a Torbjörn turret guarding the flank, Sombra’s hack is impossible to descend without being caught. This mechanic completely negates Torbjörn’s turret using Sombra’s Translocator as a distraction.

The strategy is incredibly difficult to implement as the Translocator requires extremely specific placement directly under the turret. If it is even slightly off target, the turret will target it and destroy it. If Sombra successfully places the Translocator correctly, Torbjörn’s turret will lock onto it but be unable to destroy it.

Now that Torbjörn’s turret is occupied, Sombra can become visible and shoot an enemy without being targeted by the turret. Questron even shows himself standing next to him while he is visible, but, distracted by the Translocator, the turret does not start firing at Questron.

New discovery renders Torbjörn's turret ineffective

New discovery renders Torbjörn’s turret ineffective / Photo courtesy of Question

While the strategy is probably even more difficult to implement in the heat of the moment in a live match, the possibility remains open. Torbjörn players will need to watch out for devious Sombra while Sombra players will need to place their Translocater with surgical precision. Either way, players should be prepared for others to test this strategy online.

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