Developer Update: Hero 28 Hammond Revealed
Jeff Kaplan announced the new tank hero Wrecking Ball. It is not an Omnic, but a mech with an AI that allows Hammond (the hamster) to talk. Hammond is unable to speak, like Winston does.
Hammond built an escape pod and attached it to Winston’s rocket to escape the Horizon Lunar Station. While Winston landed at Gibraltar, Hammond landed near Junkertown in Australia.
Hammond is not a member of the Junkers, but participated in their arena battles and won several championships.
Hammond can shift into ball mode with a grappling hook, or switch into a tank with quad-cannons. He also has an adaptive shield which gets increased when surrounded by four enemies players.
His ultimate leaves a minefield in an area.
- Wrecking Ball: Spectator (Game Browser)