When Overwatch’s 28th hero was revealed to be a hamster in a spherical, robotic killing machine, some people genuinely thought it was a joke. But this fuzzy-faced friend is very real, and after spending some time trying him out on the PTR, may stand as one of my favorite Overwatch heroes to date.
His ability to roll around the map and then shoot out a grappling hook to start swinging through the air feels completely unique within Overwatch’s roster. It’s wildly different from the Pharah’s flying, D.Va’s jets, and even Widowmaker’s own hook despite the visual similarities. Frankly, it’s hard to think of any FPS character that feels quite like the adorable Hammond the hamster.