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June 29, 2018 2 min read
The newest Overwatch hero is sure to be a fan favorite. Already popular on the PTR, Wrecking Ball is the adorably deadly hamster with an origin story for the ages. After escaping Richard Gere's colon, Hammond the hamster was taken to the Horizon Lunar Colony to be experimented on because, in space, nobody can hear PETA's nonsense. I get experimenting on animals sounds cruel, but this hamster should consider himself lucky he didn't end up with Avon of China.
These experiments would prove successful, giving Hammond a mind greater than the combined intelligence of every Arizona State University graduating class ever. He'd eventually escape the Lunar Colony and become the first foreign creature the Australian government didn't try to murder the second he touched down in the country. Using his incredible engineering skills, Hammond would create the Wrecking Ball, the second most efficient way to kill an Aussie after throwing a single can of Fosters off a cliff and watching them chase it Lemmings style.
After a year of being teased, long enough for the memory of Toby and his mech suit to dissipate from the memory of the four people who played Battleborn, Wrecking Ball will soon make his way to all Overwatch players so they can finally stop picking Symmetra before I can. Now, we at Destructoid are quite curious what kind of alternate skins Blizzard has in store for its new hero. Will there be an ornament for Christmas? Or how about the Time's Square ball for New Year's? Hell, for Chinese New Year, he can roll around in the dumpling from Bao. It would be adorable and confuse the hell out of ignorant white people.
But really, Blizzard is probably too busy at the moment fixing what isn't broken to focus on something as silly as skins, so we thought we'd step in with these ideas of unlockable looks for Wrecking Ball.
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