The newest villain to join the ranks of Overwatch got a full reveal today. Now we know all about his powers and abilities, and more importantly, his lack of footwear. Sigma, the gravity-bending mad scientist, has got bare feet.
Initial reactions to Sigma seem to think he's an interesting tank character, with some cool potential around his ability to deal with projectiles. But he's also rocking the barefoot look, and it's a little disconcerting.
sigma walking around talon hq with his feet out:- tabs (@wraithforms) July 23, 2019
the rest of talon: pic.twitter.com/7w9LdY7ikw
if you can't do headshot damage to sigmas feet im gonna throw- nina freeman (@hentaiphd) July 23, 2019
I'm sorry, I'll stop having the sole thing I talk about today be Sigma's feet. I don't want to be a heel. Is he a hero, or an arch villain? Only Jeff and the team really toes, I guess.- Cass Marshall (@RequineGG) July 23, 2019
sigma funded his research on gravity by selling feet pics- merritt k (@merrittk) July 23, 2019
THERE. I fixed Sigma's feet. You're welcome. pic.twitter.com/HSfYOBMrsn- Jenevieve Frank (@JenApparently) July 23, 2019
To reveal the character, Overwatch lead Jeff Kaplan streamed with popular Overwatch streamer Seagull. During the reveal, Seagull asked Kaplan why Sigma isn't wearing any shoes. His reply: "A better question is why does Zenyatta wear shoes." Because Zenyatta knows what it would do to us, Jeff. Zenyatta knows.
Sigma's abilities mostly revolve around his ability to manipulate gravity, launching charges and throwing up barriers to halt incoming fire. He can stop incoming projectiles to convert them into shields, though it doesn't fully absorb the attack like D.Va's Defense Matrix. He can also chuck rocks at foes and, using his ultimate, he can lift up and slam enemies into the ground. It's basically Slam from Mass Effect, which is pretty cool.
Sigma is the 31st hero to join Overwatch, bringing a healthy dose of mad science to the game. His arrival also helps bolster out the tank roster, which will be nice for tank players queuing up in the game's new role queue matchmaking. But hopefully future skins can address the whole foot issue. I'm seriously concerned that in the middle of a war-torn battlefield, he's going to step on something and get an infection. For a scientist, it's pretty unsanitary.