All of Wrecking Ball's Skins Are Now Available on the Overwatch PTR - Dexerto

All of Wrecking Ball’s Skins Are Now Available on the Overwatch PTR

Published: 13/Jul/2018 2:10 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Joe O'Brien


The skins for upcoming Overwatch hero Wrecking Ball have been revealed.

Wrecking Ball is currently being tested on the Overwatch PTR ahead of his release to the live servers. After two weeks of public testing, Blizzard has now added his cosmetics to the PTR, giving players a first look at the skins that will be on offer when he’s released.

The 28th hero in the Overwatch roster and the seventh to be added since the game’s release, Wrecking Ball is a spherical battle-mech piloted by Hammond, the genetically-enhanced hamster – a twist that few were expecting.

As a highly-mobile tank whose abilities are directly linked to that mobility, Wrecking Ball is set to add something entirely new to the Overwatch landscape. Perhaps more importantly to many players, however, is what he’ll look like doing it.

Here’s a look at the skins that will be on offer when Wrecking Ball is released:

Default skin:

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Regular skins (75 credits):


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Epic skins (250 credits):


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Wooden Ball

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Legendary skins (1000 credits):


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Insane Overwatch Wrecking Ball Tracer combo obliterates enemy teams

Published: 20/Oct/2020 0:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find some new synergy between two unlikely heroes should look no further than a lethal combination with Tracer and Wrecking Ball.

Wrecking Ball can be one of the most annoying heroes in the game to deal with, constantly booping people away while remaining in his ball form.

Meanwhile, Tracer can do very much of the same, buzzing in the backline, harassing supports and just being a general menace to deal with thanks to her Blinks, Recall and small hit box.

Together, the threat of Tracer and Wrecking Ball can really dominate uncoordinated teams, but with a little coordination on their own part, the two can destroy entire groups with a neat ultimate attack.

Wrecking Ball piledrives enemies on Junkertown
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Wrecking Ball can be a major threat in the back line.

As demonstrated by Twitch streamer ‘rene_ow,’ the Masters ranked Hammond player spotted a pack of enemies all grouped up on the Busan map.

After grappling to go in for a major boop on the four, the player’s allied Tracer blinked in and stuck her Pulse Bomb on the McCree.

With the McCree booped into the rest of the adversaries, the result ended up being a massive quad kill, with both supports and DPS heroes on the enemy team eliminated swiftly.

The insane combo was well-received by the team, which celebrated the quad kill. “That was nuts!” they cried with glee.

Perhaps the best part of this combo is that you don’t need the stick to connect. In theory, you can have Wrecking Ball knock the enemies towards Tracer or her Pulse Bomb radius to secure the frags.

This type of team play may take some serious effort to get right, but if you have a partner you synergize well with, it’s always possible that this combination can help you win Overwatch games, and rank up in style.