While we am still removing used to a thought of a sentient hamster determining a hulk rolling mech in Overwatch, that’s something I’m substantially going to come around on during a certain point, notwithstanding a initial goofiness of a concept. “Cute thing in a large mech” isn’t utterly as artistic as Blizzard would like we to believe, as it’s been finished copiousness of times, though during slightest a favourite is fun.
But what we can’t get past is a name. And I’m happy to see I’m not alone.
Fans have been pursuit Hero 28 Hammond ever given a name initial seemed in Overwatch lore. But on his tangible release, Blizzard is pursuit him by a codename instead, “Wrecking Ball.”
Simply put, this name sucks. It sounds…weirdly out of place in a Overwatch universe, even among other codenames, and apparently calls to mind a certain Miley Cyrus lane each time it’s mentioned.
“Wrecking Ball” is now being tested on a PTR, though we determine with this rarely upvoted thread that Blizzard should unequivocally change his name to Hammond before release. They attempted it, it only doesn’t work, commend a mistake and pierce on.
Overwatch’s characters are rather uniformly separate between regulating their tangible names and codenames.
Actual Names: Reinhardt, Winston, Zarya, Hanzo, McCree, Genji, Mei, Torbjorn, Ana, Brigitte, Lucio, Moira (you can count a robots Orissa, Bastion and Zenyatta too if we want)
Codenames: D.Va, Roadhog, Junkrat, Doomfist, Reaper, Sombra, Soldier 76, Pharah, Mercy, Symmetra, Tracer, Widowmaker
So really, there are some-more tangible genuine names used than codenames if we supplement them all up. And we consider it’s flattering transparent that Hammond should be combined to that former list instead of carrying “Wrecking Ball” going in a latter. Perhaps there was a cold codename that could have been invented for Hammond, though Wrecking Ball is not it, notwithstanding his ability pack and his science story as a Junkertown gladiator. we can’t suppose that a Overwatch village is going to call him anything but Hammond many of a time going forward, no matter what his “real” name ends adult being.
Generally, Blizzard has finished a good pursuit entrance adult with favourite concepts and fixing them in ways that make them present icons. Wrecking Ball is a singular misstep, and even if we can pardon a hamster thought (still not 100% sole on that honestly), a name is a delegate problem that unequivocally does need to be addressed.
Hammond forever. Leave Wrecking Ball in a PTR.