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Overwatch Patch 1.5.0.2 Released Today

Overwatch's latest patch brings the highly anticipated Sombra, Arcade mode, a new map, and more!

Today, Blizzard Entertainment released a PC update to the game Overwatch with a patch that makes the highly anticipated Sombra a playable character. Sombra had been teased to the Overwatch community with a controversial alternate reality game that ended in the character's announcement at BlizzCon 2016 a couple of weeks ago. 

Along with Sombra, this update also brings the new Arcade mode. According to the patch notes, this mode will allow for game types like 1v1 duels, 3v3 skirmishes, their alternating selection of brawls, or special rulesets like "no hero switching."

On top of both of those new updates, this patch also brings a new map called Ecopoint: Antarctica, which is the location where the character Mei had been stationed in the game's world. The map itself is a compact arena map made with the 1v1 duels and 3v3 skirmish game types in mind.

As always, this patch also delivers a series of character balances to a range of different heroes in the game. Notable changes include an increase in explosion damage to Pharah's rockets, a decrease in the cooldown for D.Va to call back her mech, and Widowmaker's Venom Mines no longer damaging her after exploding.

To see all of the changes made to the game, you can check the patch notes in the Battle.net launcher or here on the Blizzard Forums.

Published Nov. 15th 2016

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