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The popular shooter Overwatch will soon get a new character that Blizzard has already started teasing. It did it through brief videos that misled the players at first, but the studio eventually revealed who the new hero will be. He is called Hammond, is a hamster, and is wearing a huge spider robot costume.
Is Hammond an ape or a hamster?
The first teasers misled everyone into thinking Hammond was an ape. According to the story, it escaped from the Horizon Lunar Colony and started wandering together with Winston, another hero from the game. However, Blizzard later revealed the hero was a cute hamster fighting in a robotic spider-like armor.
This robot suit might offer Hammond plenty of advantages in the game. One of the videos showed how the robot could fold its legs inside and roll directly on the ground. If Blizzard keeps this ability available during gameplay, it could give the little hamster a lot of valuable skills.
However, Blizzard doesn’t put the hamster and the name of Hammond together. Even so, everyone is more than sure this is the character we have been expecting. He might have escaped together with the primate Winston, but more hints seem to be pointing out to a hamster.
Hammond comes in the game with a few new features
If you’re willing to hear Hammond talk, we’re not sure if this will happen. The teaser video only shows him giggling, so the hero might be able to talk. However, there are plenty of characters that make different noises while they can’t speak English, so we don’t know what to expect.
The release of the new hero comes at the same time with other Overwatch features. These new options will let you create a team with more ease. If you can select your teammates, the risk of facing toxic behavior in the game gets significantly smaller.
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