Overwatch’s Next Hero is a Hamster in a Mech
After a few days of teases from the official Overwatch twitter, the newest hero has been revealed, and it is a hamster in a mech. This was revealed ina short video posted on the official twitter account of Overwatch.
Here’s the Tweet that reveals the new champion coming to Overwatch:
The champion revealed. pic.twitter.com/0Fdpg2iBcs
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) June 28, 2018
It seems pretty likely that this little guy is the rumored Hammond hero, the missing specimen off Horizon Lunar Colony. Horizon Lunar Colony was a scientific experiment, meant to uplift humble gorillas into scientists and intellectuals. Winston is the most famous graduate of the program, which was led and funded by Lucheng Interstellar. Unfortunately, there was a coup, and the subjects went rogue and sent the scientists into space.
Winston and Hammond are both marked as “missing” on Lucheng’s systems. Currently the only one that gamers know about is Winston; since we’ve been following him since the launch trailer. Hammond, on the other hand, has been a mystery — the only thing we knew is that he was small enough to fit inside vents.
Hammond may also be tied to Junkertown; since his mech looks very similar to the Wrecking Ball champion from the Junkertown fighter pits. If that’s the case, he may be the third hero to come from Australia, along with Roadhog and Junkrat.
A full reveal of Hero 28 should be incoming to the Overwatch PTR, confirming his identity and showing to all gamers his in-game kit.
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