Overwatch player discovers Hammond trick that could create mayhem - Dexerto

Overwatch player discovers Hammond trick that could create mayhem

Published: 3/Dec/2018 20:53 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 21:05

by Alan Bernal


A new trick for Overwatch’s favorite hamster, Hammond, has been found that can create fast and impactful plays in the enemy’s backline if used correctly.

Hammond was the 28th hero added to Overwatch on July 24 and quickly became one of the go-to heroes to use in the game.


Reddit user ‘_Redsand’ showcased a simple technique in a short video that demonstrated how to prowl and pounce with Hammond to quickly take out an exposed opponent.

The clip shows Hammond in ball form rolling up to an immobile enemy. At the point of contact, Hammond gets lifted, almost as if going over a bump.


Since the enemy is in close proximity, using Hammond’s Piledriver ability at this exact moment knocks the enemy in the air, giving Hammond enough time to pull out his guns and unload on the unsuspecting foe.

Reddit user MoiraDoodle also notes that the same amount of damage is dealt by Piledriver regardless of the height Hammond has reached when casting it.

Blizzard EntertainmentHammond is an adorable little hamster that will run rampant if the enemy team lets him.

The trick is straightforward, but the timing is crucial. It’s unclear if this approach works on moving opponents, so someone looking to perform this trick would want to wait to see if they can catch someone unawares.


Depending on the playstyle, this trick can provide a team with a quick kill or be used to create instant mayhem that could give the allied team a window to make a play.

The technique does not seem to be a bug, just an interaction with an object in the game, so it’ll be interesting to see if Blizzard decides to do something about this if they see it get abused too much.


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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.