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Overwatch • Apr 12, 2019

Hammond throws some shade in his new Overwatch Storm Rising skin

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Hammond throws some shade in his new Overwatch Storm Rising skin
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Wrecking Ball is the latest hero to get a new skin announced for the Overwatch Storm rising event on Friday, April 12.

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Wrecking Ball, AKA Hammond, is the fifth hero to have a new skin for the Storm Rising event revealed, after McCree, Moira, Junkrat, and Baptiste.

Hammond's new skin for the event is called "High Roller," and it was revealed on the PlayStation Twitter account instead of the usual main Overwatch account.

Overwatch also previewed a new Hammond highlight intro based on the famous dramatic chipmunk meme.

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Hammond: officially a baller

The first thing most players will notice are Hammond's new sunglasses, which have already gotten a huge reaction from fans on Twitter.

Hammond's mech likewise has a new, expensive color scheme for the event, sporting slick black, gold and red.

Apart from the colors and the sunglasses, this skin doesn't change a whole lot, so it will be listed as an Epic for 1500 coins.

Some players seem excited about the skin, but others aren't blown away, and one mentioned that Overwatch missed the perfect opportunity for an 8 Ball Hammond skin.

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What else do we know about Storm Rising?

We now have five skins confirmed for the event, with a leak from April 10 pointing to two more possible legendaries for Bastion and Ashe.

As far as the event itself goes, we know Storm Rising will feature a brand-new PvE event, and a new map, Havana, which has been previewed in the background of every new 2019 Archives skin so far.

Storm Rising is set to officially get going on April 16, so anything we don't know now about the event we should know by then.

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