Wrecking Ball

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[e][h] Wrecking Ball
"Do not anger the hamster."
Hero Information
Role:
Tank
Real Name:
Hammond
Age:
14
Relations:
Occupation:
Mech Pilot, Mechanic
Base of Operations:
World Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly)
Australia Junkertown (formerly)
Affiliation:
None
Release Date:
2018-07-24
Base Stats
Hitpoints:
600

"Wrecking Ball" is a Tank class hero in Overwatch.

Abilities[edit]

Quad Cannons
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Wrecking Ball’s automatic assault cannons tear apart threats at medium range.
M1
Roll
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Wrecking Ball transforms into a ball, increasing his maximum movement speed.
Shift
Grappling Claw
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Enemies
Wrecking Ball launches a grappling claw, enabling him to anchor to an area and swing from it. If he strikes an enemy with a powered-up swing, they’re damaged and knocked back.
M2
5 seconds
Adaptive Shield
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Wrecking Ball’s temporary personal shields absorb damage, providing stronger defenses if more opponents are nearby.
E
15 seconds
Piledriver
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Enemies
Wrecking Ball slams onto the ground below, damaging enemies and launching them upward.
Ctrl
10 seconds
Minefield
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Enemies
Wrecking Ball deploys a field of long-lasting proximity mines which explode on contact with enemies.
Q
Duration:
 20 seconds

Strategy[edit]

Lore[edit]

In one of the many experiments carried out at Horizon Lunar Colony, animals were given genetic therapy to assess their adaptation to extended periods of habitation on the moon. As an unexpected side effect, several of them exhibited exceptional growth in physical size and brain function. While most of the test subjects were gorillas or other primates, there were some exceptions, including a hamster named Hammond.

Like the others, Hammond's intelligence grew, and he became more curious about the world around him. Much to the puzzlement and amusement of the scientists, Hammond would frequently escape into different parts of the moon base. Though they'd always find him and return him to his cell, they never figured out the true purpose behind his nightly escapades. What they didn't know was that Hammond was busy teaching himself the skills of a mechanic, which would soon come in handy.

The colony was eventually thrown into chaos when some of the gorillas rose up against the human scientists and took control. Not all of the animals participated, however, and one of the gorillas, Winston, was making a plan to escape to earth. Hammond sensed his opportunity. He built a makeshift capsule and secretly hitched it to Winston's craft as the gorilla blasted off. As the two entered earth's atmosphere, Hammond broke off and landed in a different location: the wasteland of the Australian Outback.

Hammond modified his escape pod to enter the lucrative mech battle arena of the Scrapyard. Working his way up the ranks, "Wrecking Ball" went from contender to champion, though the pilot's identity remained a mystery to all. Gathering his winnings, Hammond was able to upgrade his mech enough to survive the dangerous trek out of the Junker-controlled Outback.

Now free to travel and do as he pleases, Hammond is exploring the world and finding new adventures along the way.


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