It's not entirely clear what Hammond's in-game playstyle will be, but it seems likely that he'll be either a tank or DPS-focused hero, due to the giant, ball-shaped mech he rides around in. And he really is adorable!
While we're waiting to get official details on Hammond the hamster and his ball of death, it does appear he is here to stay and not a joke created by the development team.
Many have suggested that this could be a prank, but we sincerely hope that this is not the case. It's your turn now Blizz! And so, is able to command and fit comfortably inside a large wrecking ball of a tank.
Excited to give Wrecking Ball a shot?
After writing several speculation articles about Hammond THE GORILLA, I suppose it was my error (and the rest of the Overwatch fanbase's) to assume all of the test subjects at Horizon Lunar colony were Gorillas.
The Overwatch community's response to Hammond's reveal has mostly been positive, but a few players are confused by Blizzard's sudden change of heart regarding "ridiculous" heroes. The legend of Hammond dates back to current Overwatch hero Winston's backstory. While grappling, Wrecking Ball can activate his Pile Driver ability, which slams him into the ground and sends enemies flying upward. On top of those moves, he has machine guns, an adaptive shield, a grappling claw and a piledriver move. The hamster is called Hammond, who fans of the IP will know is the missing specimen from the Horizon Lunar Colony. Hammond's mech can also shift into what Overwatch game director, Jeff Kaplan, describes as "Ball Mode", allowing him to roll around the battlefield quickly.
Introducing Wrecking Ball-a resourceful tinkerer that fights with an iron-clad mech.
In a Twitter video titled "Champion Revealed", Blizzard showed a spider-like robot unload on an enemy with massive turrets.
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