New Overwatch Hero Is Not What You Expect (It's A Hamster In A Rolling Death Ball)

Look at his little cheeks!

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After much teasing and speculation, Blizzard has revealed the next character--Hero 28--for Overwatch. The brief teaser shows off a mechanized rolling ball of death, before out pops an adorable little hamster. He's so cute! And deadly! [Update: Beyond the simple look below, we now have gotten a full look at Wrecking Ball's abilities. He's live now on the PC version's PTR.]

This reveal confirms the speculation that the next character would be another sentient animal, similar to Winston. Previous teases have seen his little apparent hamster ball rolling around in the background of other shots. It also seems to confirm that a Reddit user's speculation was right on the money, having suggested that the next character would be Hammond the Hamster.

Blizzard hasn't released details on Hammond, so we're waiting to hear more about his exact power set, Ultimate, and class. A recent patch unified the Offense and Defense classes into one, called Damage, and sorted Symmetra into that role. Hammond may be a Damage class member too.

Meanwhile, we could be getting big changes to Sombra soon. Lead designer Geoff Goodman recently revealed some internal test changes to the character that could make a massive difference to her power level, if implemented throughout the full game.

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That's exactly what I expected you fools!

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My total play time of Overwatch is: 40min

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@Uncle_Rell: -Half of my ranked teammates when I queue for a random group.

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@Uncle_Rell: oh my god blizzard has lost so much. you still bought the game bro so gz

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...I think I'm done with this game.

He doesn't even follow the art style of the other characters. He doesn't fit in at all, and not in the good way.

It's like some 5 year old won a contest and got to design a character for the game so he decided to use his pet hamster.

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@genji_shimada: you’re quitting the game because of a certain character model lol

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@genji_shimada: How is he that much of a stretch from Winston? Also, it's literally a 5 second teaser, he might be fun AF to play.

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Super Hamster Ball

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Aaaaaaaaand... it just jumped the shark.

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Just a gimmick character to get people back into the game.

Fine I'll start playing again. *grumble grumble*

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Hamsters of Havok! I smell a new guild forming...

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Well, that's uh, different...

Last hamster was in BG2.

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love it! =D

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Sooo...Does that means there's still hope for Rocket Cat?

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Go for the eyes Boo, GO FOR THE EYES!! RrraaaAAGHGHH!!!

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@borgking1234: Run boo! Run!

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@borgking1234: That was my very first thought at the pic and headline! :)

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They made @siarhei into an overwatch hero?

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@gamingdevil800: haha... funny coming from a chimp :P

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Edited By gamingdevil800

@siarhei: Winston* lol.

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@gamingdevil800: That's what I was thinking :)

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I freaking love that.

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Why not? I guess.

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So next is Jeremy the Orangutan, and then Captain Slow.

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...A hamster???

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@MMX377: what's your problem with hamsters ????

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@bruta: ...I really like a hamster when I was surprised.

What's your problem with your "trigger'd"?

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@bruta: TRIGGERED

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@bruta: Minsc knows what's up.

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Edited By derrickd111

I've seen good Sombra play, she can be very effective/annoying when she is played by someone who knows how to use her properly, (I've only really gotten great results with her a few times) however she is almost useless to most players in her current state.

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@derrickd111: with this new buff she is a lot more powerful, infinite teleporter and invisibility give you enough time now to time your attacks right!

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