New Overwatch Hero Gets Origin Story – Meet “Wrecking Ball” (VIDEO)
Blizzard finally revealed the new Overwatch hero that everyone has been speculating about since teasers began to pop up recently. That speeding ball we all saw in the short clip turned out to be an adorable hamster outfitted with a rolling turret of devastation. Now that we’ve seen the new character in action, it’s time to meet them with an origin story.
“As the sixth tank hero in the Overwatch lineup, Wrecking Ball provides disruption while also being an aggressive bruiser that bullies the enemy’s backline, eliminating vulnerable heroes that are left unguarded,” reads the hero’s description on the Overwatch website. How Hammond came to be, however, was due to the experiments that took place on Horizon Lunar Colony. When the gorillas began their uprising, the little tinkerer hitched a ride with Winston back to Earth.
Landing in the Australian Outback, the new Overwatch hero earned his name “Wrecking Ball” when competing in the “lucrative mech battle arena of the Scrapyard.” Hammond was able to earn enough money to get out of the Outback, and he has since found a new sense of wanderlust, travelling the world in hopes of finding new adventures. Check out the video below to see Hammond’s tale:
Now, what can the little guy do, you might ask? Here’s more from the new Overwatch hero’s description:
“Wrecking Ball’s tinkering capabilities and iron-clad mech make him a formidable tank hero, capable of bowling through the front line of the opposition and causing mayhem in the back line. His primary weapon, Quad Cannons, are two sets of twin machine guns that shred enemies caught in their crosshairs.
No team is too much for Wrecking Ball to engage against with his Adaptive Shield, which generates more health based on the number of enemies nearby. This shield makes him incredibly difficult to kill when he bulldozes into the fray and, once he starts to get low on health, also provides him the endurance to escape.
The Roll ability allows Wrecking Ball to withdraw the mech’s robotic limbs, transforming it into a ball with increased movement speed. No obstacle can stand in Wrecking Ball’s way when he uses Grappling Claw, a short-range ability that grips the environment, letting him swing across terrain gaps or around corners to smash enemies. Grappling Claw also allows Wrecking Ball to reach top speed and ram into foes, dealing destructive damage and knocking them back.
While airborne, the mech’s Piledriver ability causes Wrecking Ball to slam down from the air and knock his enemies off their feet. When Wrecking Ball is at his strongest, he can use Minefield which flings mines onto the ground that deal a considerable amount of damage to enemies unfortunate enough to trigger them.”
Wrecking Ball is currently available in the Public Test Realm for anyone wishing to give him a try. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we remain watchful of Hammond and his antics, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you excited to roll around with the new Overwatch hero? Now that we have a hamster in the game, is it safe to say that we can expect Jetpack Cat to come flying in? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.