So the other day Blizzard posted a short teaser video about a potential new hero that they would be adding to Overwatch. 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.
For those wondering about the new hero, wonder no more as Blizzard has officially taken the wraps off it. The new hero is dubbed Wrecking Ball, also known as Hammond, and it also corroborates earlier speculation which suggested that this new hero is an animal that was experimented upon similar to Winston.
According to Blizzard, “In one of the many experiments carried out at Horizon Lunar Colony, animals were given genetic therapy to assess their adaptation to extended periods of habitation on the moon. As an unexpected side effect, several of them exhibited exceptional growth in physical size and brain function. While most of the test subjects were gorillas or other primates, there were some exceptions, including a hamster named Hammond.”
As expected given the character’s defensive capabilities, Wrecking Ball has been classified as a tank hero, meaning that players who choose it are expected to help protect the rest of the team. The new hero is currently available on the PTR so if you’d like to take it for a spin, you’ll have to download the PTR to check it out.