After mysterious tweeting going on for the last couple weeks, Blizzard has revealed the latest hero to join the roster of the team-shooter Overwatch. He is everything you wanted, but never dared to dream about – a hamster named Hammond in a weaponized mecha-suit.
No, we’re not making it up and we’re about as confused as you are. Check out the tweet below!
The champion revealed. pic.twitter.com/0Fdpg2iBcs
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) 28 June 2018
According to the Overwatch Gamepedia:
“Hammond” was the name given to one of the test subjects at the Horizon Lunar Colony. His official designation was Specimen 8. and he’s a hamster.
Before the base’s fall, Hammond escaped from his cage. Dr. Zhang noted his absence, but few within the base gave it much heed. He possibly escaped into the base’s ventilation system, as in the same timeframe, Flores noted strange noises coming from the system.
Years later, Lucheng Interstellar was able to retrieve information from Horizon’s still-operating monitoring system. Hammond was noted to be missing from the base.