The emotes and highlights for new Overwatch hero Wrecking Ball are now available on the PTR.
The latest hero to be added to Overwatch, Wrecking Ball is still in the public testing phase prior to his full release to the live servers.
Wrecking Ball is arguably Overwatch’s most bizzare hero yet – which is saying something – and managed to largely surprise a community that has typically had Blizzard’s hints figured out long before the official reveal, although there were those that had proposed what turned out to be an accurate theory.
The battle-mech from which the “Wrecking Ball” name is derived is piloted by Hammond, who had previously been mentioned as a subject at Horizon Lunar Colony more than a year in advance of his eventual reveal as a playable character. The twist, however, was that Hammond wasn’t a primate as most had assumed, but a hamster.
A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”
“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.
Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.
“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”
So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.
Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.