Overwatch’s 28th hero, Wrecking Ball aka Hammond, is set to arrive in exactly one week – July 24th. For those curious about the genetically modified hamster but lack the time to test him out on the PTR, here’s what you can expect from the not-so-little mech driver.
Weapon: Quad Cannon
Adaptive Shields: Grants Wrecking Ball a number of temporary shields based on the number of enemies nearby
Roll: Wrecking Ball transforms his mech into a sphere with increased speed
Grappling Claw: While in Roll mode, Wrecking Ball can launch a short grappling hook to attach to surfaces, swing around, clear gaps, and move upwards. Using this ability allows Wrecking Ball to gain momentum, dealing damage and knocking back enemies upon impact
Piledriver: Wrecking Ball slams down from the air, pulling enemies towards the center of impact and dealing damage
Minefield (Ultimate) – Wrecking Ball litters the ground around him with damage-dealing proximity mines
His moveset makes him an extremely potent tank, capable of quickly arriving to the aid of his teammates thanks to his unique “Roll” and “Grappling Claw” abilities. He also has some pretty decent crowd control moves with his “Piledriver” and his “Minefield” ultimate.
For those of you who’ve missed his origin story reveal last month, you can check out the YouTube video below.
If that isn’t enough Wrecking Ball for you, Blizzard has a comprehensive pool of info available on their official “Hero Reveal” page which you can find here.
For those that will be heading to the San Diego Comic Con this Friday, you can get an even more in-depth look at the 28th hero by stopping by Blizzard’s panel on the behind-the-scenes making of Hammond.