A new hero is on the way to Overwatch live servers. Sigma, a gravity-controlling astrophysicist, is the first tank to emerge in the post 2-2-2 role lock. What does a team that needs to have two tanks, two supports, and two damage heroes look like with Sigma on the roster? This hero is set to affect high level play in a big way, and he might just be the figurehead for an upcoming golden age of Overwatch balance. Tools of the trade Sigma’s kit allows him to be useful on many maps, but ones that don’t have an emphasis on high ground are going to suit him the best. Outside of his ultimate, Sigma doesn’t have any movement abilities to help him traverse the battlefield. His Experimental Barrier means he’s always useful to some degree in protecting teams from far away siege damage, but smart players will be able to exploit his lack of mobility. The fact that his Hyperspheres can bounce and have a large explosion radius suggests that, in the right hands, his damage … [Read more...] about How will Sigma change the way the pros play Overwatch?
Overwatch has a new hero now. Sigma, an astrophysicist who, in typical comic/ video game story, goes mad while researching black holes. Yawn, cliched. There’s only one original thing about him: not wearing shoes. Now the artist has revealed this is an “asylum reference”. And what? If you have been following Overwatch fans on twitter, you know the image of Sigma floating around bare feet has been shared often. This has evoked feelings of disgust from those who don’t take kindly to random feet, animated or otherwise, being shared on their timeline. Even more than that, Sigma’s bare feet have confused fans of Overwatch. Why does someone whose daily routine includes being shot at, not cover their feet with armor? Or even just a pair of sneakers? Is there currently a shoe shortage in the Overwatch universe or has Sigma’s student loan left him too poor to afford a pair? So many questions! Now, one of the artists over at Blizzard has given us an answer but … [Read more...] about New Overwatch Hero Sigma Bare Feet Because of Mental Issues
After a weekend-long tease on the official Overwatch Twitter account, Blizzard revealed the game’s next hero. Meet Sigma, Hero 31 of Overwatch, who is revealed in a new origin trailer. This animation shows a non-linear sequence of events, showing a scientist examining the science behind gravity and attempting to harness the power of a black hole. Something goes wrong during the experiment, and Sigma is hospitalized. Throughout the short, he is haunted by a melody and the equations behind his scientific thesis. At the end, we get the ultimate reveal of Sigma. Not only is he a big, burly man who uses anti-gravity mechanics ... but he’s a part of the terrorist organization Talon. He joins Moira, Doomfist, Reaper, Widowmaker, and Sombra as part of the active roster who are part of Talon. (Baptiste has a Talon skin, but has left the organization in current-day lore.) It looks as though Sigma will serve as a Talon tank, which is a very cool niche. We’ll likely get to see … [Read more...] about Meet Sigma, Overwatch’s new gravity-warping hero
Overwatch has been teasing Hero 31, Sigma, for the past few days, with the latest teaser offering even more details on what to expect from the new character. Like past Sigma teasers, this latest one is short, but there are some details that potentially shed some light on his backstory. In the new Overwatch Sigma teaser, we see what is presumably Sigma in an orange shirt or jacket. There is a label on the shirt that designates Sigma as “Subject Sigma,” suggesting that he is either a prisoner or a science experiment of some sort. Wherever Sigma is, it’s clear that he’s there against his will, as an alarm starts going off, teasing a breakout. The new Overwatch Sigma teaser is accompanied by a melody that’s similar to the piano music heard in the first Sigma teaser. Classical music has now been established as a common theme for Sigma, which could mean that he is just a fan of that kind of music, or that music may even influence his abilities in the … [Read more...] about Overwatch Sigma Teaser Reveals More About the Character