Why can’t Sombra hack Brigitte’s passive?

Wait what? that sounds like a bug too

And Lucio song. Which is completely passive.

So yes, if Somra is allowed to **** Lucio in the ***, I don’t see why other heroes should not suffer the same fate.


That’s an ability though ,Crossfade ,isn’t it ?

No, Crossfade is an ability that switches songs. Which, naturally, should be and always was getting disabled. Songs themselves are completely passive though, and don’t require any form of activation.


They made it so that Lucio’s songs were disabled because hacking a Lucio otherwise provided little value unless you were certain he had an ult ready. If he hadn’t, Lucio would just laugh it off and be happy Sombra wasted a hack on him as nothing of value was lost. Heck, he could even still wall-ride before.

The point of Sombra’s buff was to make it worthwhile to hack enemies which previously felt underwhelming to hack such as Lucio or Genji (who would just wallclimb and doublejump away until his abilities were back online)

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not a bug. intentional.

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How do you know that?

the hack change patchnotes. They specifically mentioned that. Movement passives and lucio’s healing only.

Wouldn’t that mean she shouldn’t be able to hack Lucio’s wallride, at least not when he isn’t using it while hacked?

brigettes healing aura should be hacked imo
just not the healing she does for herself

It seems like they expect Brig to do well against Sombra. Her ult gives armor instead of shields so EMP does nothing except abilities. Kind of hard to trans-locate if your stunned.

They didn’t frame it exactly as movement passives, but they listed every single ability it affects as opposed to some arbitrary undefined group.

But you have a point.

I found the patch notes themselves for anyone interested:

But in this case, the question is, why isn’t briggs healing disabled like lucio’s? seems inconsistent.

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the question here is, why is lucio’s healing on the list in the first place?

briggete’s healing lasts for a couple of seconds. It’s already a limited AOE healing. Unlike lucio’s that lasts forever. That should be enough of a drawback on its own. No need to include hack to that in my opinion.

Briggete is not OP. She’s just a very lazy design in my opinion. She’s just going to be another hero which is too good for lower ranks and too garbage for higher.

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Good question lol, I agree that if Lucio’s aura goes away, so should Brigitte’s.

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Brigitte’s passive is tied to her Primary Fire. For it to technically stop the passive, it’d basically force Blizzard to allow Sombra to hack her primary fire. Which I’m sure, we can all agree wouldn’t happen due to consistency among the other heroes.

I absolutely agree that it shouldn’t affect Lucio’s currently played song as he already couldn’t switch out of it or amp it up.

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Or that, it should either block both, or none.

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Lucio’s ability to heal is not a passive. It is a regular ability. Lucio’s passive, Wallride is an ability without a cooldown which must be activated. In the case of heroes such as Reaper, Mercy, Brigitte, or Junkrat, their passive abilities are always active and do not require a trigger so much as they require certain circumstances to be met. Mercy’s requires her to avoid taking damage for one second, Reaper and Brigitte’s require damage to be dealt, and Junkrat’s requires him to die. There is a very clear difference between these heroes’ abilities.

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Lucio healing and speed boost are actually not his passive, it belong to his LShift (Crossfade) which he can press it and switch between healing and speed boost. The hack simply shut down the ability and also his value
And Sombra’s hack can only hack passives that require a button to press (Pharah, Genji, Hanzo, Mercy’s hover (not the regen)…)
Brig’s passive is heal whenever she deal damage, it doesnt require a button to press and you cant hack melee and weapon

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I believe the reason Sombra can hack Lucio’s aura is because they were aiming at all mobility/positioning related abilities with that particular change. Hover jets, wall climb, double jump, glide, wall ride, and speed boost.

Except that for Lucio’s specific case, if speed boost is disabled but not healing, then you have a situation that can be summed up with “hack disables Lucio’s aura…but only sometimes, and it depends on which one he has active when he’s hacked.” This is no bueno from a design standpoint. So his auras in general get shut off instead.

It’s a scenario in which I think the devs pigeonholed themselves into sticking to their guns when hacking Lucio’s passive is so obviously wrong.