The Latest Addition To The Overwatch Roster Is A Hamster

The Latest Addition To The Overwatch Roster Is A Hamster

After a bewildering - but adorable - reveal earlier today, Blizzard has fully lifted the veil on Wrecking Ball, who we formerly new as Overwatch hero 28. First we knew the hero's name was Hammond, then people started speculating it would be another monkey related to Winston and then everyone's theories went up in the air when a mechanical ball was shown rolling across a Junkertown looking area.

There isn't now a release date for Wrecking Ball, but based on the launch of previous hero's, fans should expect the character to officially arrive in the game in the very near future.

Overwatch introduced players to the newest hero on its roster Thursday, and it's an impossibly cute hamster inside of a powerful (and deadly) circular mech. We had assumed he was an ape due to Winston escaping from the same facility, but the name does fit a hamster more than a giant intelligent primate. It's your turn now Blizz! Finally, the Minefield ability allows him to deploy a field of proximity mines, so look out for that move. And if you wanna see Wrecking Ball in action, check out Seagull's Twitch stream, which will include Jeff Kaplan at 2pm PT.

Hammond modified his escape pod to enter the lucrative mech battle arena of the Scrapyard. His Adaptive Shield also makes him a formidable initiator who can soak up a ton of damage while engaging.


Wrecking Ball is available for testing in Overwatch's PTR servers. Wrecking Ball can confidently start team fights at any time by rolling into the enemy team and popping Adaptive Shield, which makes him incrementally more hard to eliminate for each enemy nearby.

Blizzard has sent out a teaser on Twitter that seemingly confirms that Overwatch's next champion is a hamster in a robotic death ball.

That colony was a scientific experiment that boosted the intelligence of gorillas, with the most famous being Winston, a playable Hero at launch. The last hero added was Brigitte, a support class character that followed Moira, Doomfist, and Orisa as new additions to the game.

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