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Overwatch‘s latest hero, Wrecking Ball, is now officially in the game.

The second super-intelligent animal to arrive in the game, Hammond is a hamster who escaped from the same Horizon Lunar Colony as Winston. Hammond turned his spherical escape pod into a mech in order to fight his way into the Scrapyard, the Junker’s lucrative mech battle arena. He gained fame and notoriety under his pseudonym, Wrecking Ball, before escaping out of the Outback.

Wrecking Ball has an insane amount of mobility for a tank, with the ability to turn into a ball and roll around the battlefield. His grappling hook lets him ram enemies or latch onto the terrain to fly around and smash enemies away, much as the Wrecking Ball name implies. Wrecking Ball’s Ultimate ability is his Minefield, letting him deploy an entire field of mines to take control of a zone.

While Wrecking Ball is live in Overwatch now, he won’t be available in Competitive matches for a few more weeks, giving players the chance to get used to how the new hero plays.

Wrecking Ball should now be available in all games across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Wrecking Ball is now live in Overwatch

The fuzzy hamster hero is now officially a part of Overwatch.

By Emma Schaefer | 07/24/2018 04:00 PM PT | Updated 10/8/2018 11:40 AM PT

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Overwatch‘s latest hero, Wrecking Ball, is now officially in the game.

The second super-intelligent animal to arrive in the game, Hammond is a hamster who escaped from the same Horizon Lunar Colony as Winston. Hammond turned his spherical escape pod into a mech in order to fight his way into the Scrapyard, the Junker’s lucrative mech battle arena. He gained fame and notoriety under his pseudonym, Wrecking Ball, before escaping out of the Outback.

Wrecking Ball has an insane amount of mobility for a tank, with the ability to turn into a ball and roll around the battlefield. His grappling hook lets him ram enemies or latch onto the terrain to fly around and smash enemies away, much as the Wrecking Ball name implies. Wrecking Ball’s Ultimate ability is his Minefield, letting him deploy an entire field of mines to take control of a zone.

While Wrecking Ball is live in Overwatch now, he won’t be available in Competitive matches for a few more weeks, giving players the chance to get used to how the new hero plays.

Wrecking Ball should now be available in all games across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Read More


About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM