'Overwatch's' Newest Hero Is Literally A Hamster In A Ball

New Overwatch hero 28 is… a hamster?!

New Overwatch hero 28 is… a hamster?!

If you thought Overwatch's canceled Jetpack Cat hero concept was ridiculous (a sentiment Blizzard agreed with some time ago) you might have an even harder time swallowing the game's latest hero reveal.

There's still plenty about the hamster to be revealed, and it'll come when the game has its PTR on PC, more info should be disclosed about him, including his identity and move set.

This hero certainly sounds like an idea out of left field, but there is kind of some precedent for it - just not from where you'd expect. If this turns out to be true then Wrecking Ball will be the third hero from Australia after Roadhog and Junkrat.

After a few days of teasing, we've finally seen our first glimpse of the new Hero coming to Overwatch, and it's as glorious as we all hoped it would be. Often designated as "Specimen 8", the former Horizon Lunar Colony test subject eventually became a force to be reckoned with inside of his Wrecking Ball in Junkertown. Get ready everyone, because HAMmond the HAMster is here to HAM everyone out of his way. Unlike Winston, our hamster pilot isn't great at communication and speaks through the minor AI of his mech. Horizon specialized in experiments with enhancing animal intelligence, and though many of its subjects were gorillas like Winston, the staff emails also teased "smaller subjects" who were particularly hard to keep track of. The video was short and it showed an armored ball rolling past, which seemed to suggest that the upcoming hero could have defensive abilities like an armadillo where it can roll into a ball to protect itself. Not all of the animals participated, however, and one of the gorillas, Winston, was making a plan to escape to earth.

We later find out that Hammond was able to attach himself to Winston's rocket ship via escape pod. Going by the name Wrecking Ball (no Miley jokes, I beg you), Hammond is a tank which can bowl through the front line of the opposition.

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