The next ‘Overwatch’ hero is a hamster in a death ball

The next ‘Overwatch’ hero is a hamster in a death ball

Blizzard always teases then officially announces a new hero a bit before we actually get to play them.

This morning, Overwatch continued their drip-feed of information with a surprising reveal: a video of a hamster in a mech. Huh. Many rightly guessed that the next hero would be Hammond but he isn't quite what we expected.

What do you think of Hero 28? He comes equipped with machine guns and a mine field for an ultimate, making Wrecking Ball a monster for mobile area denial.

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.

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Hammond joins Overwatch as a flexible tank hero. The most famous graduate of this program that was funded by Lucheng Interstellar is Winston who is another hero.

The furry hero's name is likely Hammond, as that is the only other being marked as "missing" in Lucheng Interstellar's (the organization responsible for creating intelligent creatures like Winston) databases. 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. Much to the puzzlement and amusement of the scientists, Hammond would frequently escape into different parts of the moon base. He is everything you wanted, but never dared to dream about - a hamster named Hammond in a weaponized mecha-suit. While it is indeed Hammond, the character that players suspected we'd see added, it turns out Hammond is an adorable hamster.

Toy Ball strapped to Winston's escape pod. The ball-shaped mecha-which is called a Wrecking Ball-rolls in, shows off its huge gun power, and the top opens up to reveal an adorable hamster inside.

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