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Sigma The Eccentric Astrophysicist: Overwatch’s Newest Hero

Deployed as a living weapon, Sigma's presence cannot be ignored

Overwatch is shaping up to introduce their latest hero to their roster as we get a glimpse of Sigma’s skills and in-game action before the newest hero reaches the live client.

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It is not long now until Sigma, the newly unveiled hero reaches the live Overwatch client. Due to an experiment gone horribly wrong, Sigma has become a volatile tank that can take flight, manipulating the gravity that surrounds him. Providing him with the capabilities of overseeing and protecting his allies.

We take a closer look at the eccentric astrophysicist Dr Siebren de Kuiper visuals, skills and his story of how he has become the hero known as Sigma.


Dr Siebren de Kuiper aka Sigma


After spending most of his years devising a way to harness the power of gravity, Dr Siebren de Kuiper performed an experiment on the international space station. Believing it will bring him a step closer to a breakthrough of his research. However, Dr Siebren de Kuiper was exposed to a mysterious power from a black hole he inadvertently created, causing psychological damage.

Shortly afterwards, the eccentric astrophysicist noticed he was able to control the gravitational forces at will. Once he landed back down to Earth from his failed experiment on the International Space Station, the government stepped in and took Dr Siebren to a secret facility where was quarantined and studied upon.

The project Code name was “Subject Sigma.”

After many years of being locked in isolation studying “Sigma” unique powers, the facility was broken into by evil crime syndicate Talon. He offered Dr Siebren to join his team unaware of Talon true motives.

Sigma has now honed his skills and has become a deadly weapon for the syndicate.


Sigma Abilities


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Sigma Unveiled

Role

Tank

Hyperspheres

Sigma launches two gravitic charges, which bounce off walls and implode after a short duration, damaging enemies within a sizable radius.

Experimental Barrier

Sigma propels a floating barrier to a location of his choosing. He can dismiss the barrier at any time.

Kinetic Grasp

Sigma freezes incoming projectiles in midair, converting them into shields.

Accretion

Sigma gathers a mass of debris and flings it at an enemy to knock them down.

Gravitic Flux

Unleashing his full powers, Sigma takes flight, lifts enemies in a targeted area, and launches them into the sky before slamming them back down.


Sigma Abilities, Gameplay and In-game Action



Sigma Release Date


There is no official announcement as of yet, but we expect the new hero will be available in Overwatch next update as Sigma is currently available on Overwatch PTR. Where it can undergo testing and bug fixing before heading into the live client.

We will keep you posted when we have the official announcement.

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