Wrecking Ball abilities list: what Overwatch's new hamster hero can do

Overwatch is a game that features a sentient hamster in a mechanized war ball now. We have to live with that truth, so we might as well see what Wrecking Ball, The Fool Hamster, is capable of. Here's a breakdown of all their abilities and whether or not they make the existence of a sentient hamster in a mechanized war ball easier to accept. 

Quad cannons

Automatic assault weapons. 


Transform into a ball and increase maximum movement speed. 

Grappling claw

Launch a grappling claw to rapidly swing around the area. Enables high speed collisions to damage and knockback enemies. 


Deploy a massive field of proximity mines. 

Adaptive shield

Create temporary personal shields. Amount increases with more enemies nearby. 


Slam into the ground below to damage and launch enemies upward. 

James Davenport

James is stuck in an endless loop, playing the Dark Souls games on repeat until Elden Ring and Silksong set him free. He's a truffle pig for indie horror and weird FPS games too, seeking out games that actively hurt to play. Otherwise he's wandering Austin, identifying mushrooms and doodling grackles.