A new character has been revealed today across official social media accounts by Blizzard. To the bewilderment of fans everywhere, animated short reveals a hamster in a mechanical ball…

It is unclear who the character is at this time, as Blizzard have not explicitly stated a name for the hamster or whether or not the hamster is the much anticipated Hero 28. The only text revealed with the short animation is ‘The Champion Revealed’, which gives little context to the small rodent and who he (or she) is.

Unsurprisingly, nobody from Blizzard is answering questions with a straight answer.

Always such a tease…

The reveal arrives after a week of teasing from the PlayOverwatch accounts, first hinting at the background and then at the strange mechanical ball shown in the new clip. The first clip of the mech, titled ‘Rolling Through’, first lead to wild speculation just two days ago. Many assumed that Hammond, the assumed small primate from Horizon Lunar Colony, might have made himself a mech from left over shuttle parts after arriving back on earth at around the same time as Winston.

Theories are no doubt running wild in the community and hopefully more information will be revealed soon. What are your thoughts on the shorts so far? Do you think the hamster is the next hero and Could the hamster be Hammond after all? Is the hamster the current champion of Junkertown, or a hint towards a new mini-game during the next event?