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Sombra is now live on the Overwatch PTR

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The latest Overwatch update is now live on the public test realm, and yes, the hacker extraordinaire Sombra has finally joined the action. The Overwatch Arcade is open for business (in the PTR), giving players a new way of digging into a variety of Overwatch game modes, the new Ecopoint: Antarctica arena map is playable, and as always there are a handful of tweaks and bug fixes in the mix as well. 

In addition to Sombra and the new game modes, a new balance change has gone into effect. The flighty rocketeer Pharah has a bit more air under her wings, as her hover jets now have 35 percent more lift. 

Naturally, we're queuing up to get in and see what else has changed for ourselves, but it's a bit of a jam at the moment—shocking, I know. We'll give you a more detailed report about how things look when we can, and in the meantime you can dig into the full patch notes at playoverwatch.com

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.