Projectile-based movement type
1 beacon
19 m/s projectile speed
0.4 seconds, ~0.7 seconds cast time
Lasts 15 seconds or until used/replaced
4-second cooldown
Sombra tosses out a translocator beacon. She can instantly return to the beacon’s location while it is active you can only have one beacon at a time. (including when it’s in mid-flight).
Default Key: (PC E, PS R1, XB RB)


Sombra throws the translocator in a wide arc. The device will bounce off of walls and can land on flat ground or on a sloped surface; a sound will play once it has landed. If the device is thrown off a cliff, it will be destroyed.

Sombra has 15 seconds after it is thrown to teleport to it, displayed with a circular timer around her crosshairs. The 4-second cooldown will begin either when Sombra teleports or when the timer runs out.

Sombra can both throw and use the Translocator without canceling her Stealth.


  • The Translocator was derived from Winston's designs for the chronal accelerator, as implied by Sombra's conversations with Tracer.[1]

Patch changesEdit

  • Overwatchemblem black July 27, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed Sombra to take damage after activating her Translocator.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 21, 2017 Patch: Cooldown reduced from 6 seconds to 4 seconds.
  • Overwatchemblem black February 28, 2017 Patch: Fixed an issue that allowed Sombra’s Translocator to become stuck in the air.
  • Overwatchemblem black January 12, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed Sombra to reach unintended locations on several maps.
  • Overwatchemblem black December 13, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that allowed Sombra to reach unintended locations on Watchpoint: Gibraltar.


  1. Tracer/Quotes#With Sombra
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Comic Shorts MasqueradeSearching
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