Highlight from Reddit user stmaurer ^https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/8u11je/figured_it_out_i_know_what_hammond_is_and_its_not/
Blizzard has done a great job keeping Hammond’s identity a secret, but I’ve figured it out. I’ve done it. Here is the Evidence for my later conclusion:
Emails between scientists about Hammond being in the ventilation. Hmm, similar to tubing shown on Horizon. Hammond needs to be small for that.
Emails between scientists about not caring where Hammond is/out of cage. Scientists don’t care if he’s running around, so he’s not dangerous.
Hammond’s has a cage opposed to the bed of most other specimens. (Ruling out he’s dangerous) The cage prevents him from escaping/crushed when the room door is opened/closed.
Carrots in the cage. Needs to be some creature that enjoys them.
Toy blocks have nibbles on them in Hammond’s room. What nibbles on everything?
Toy Ball strapped to Winston’s escape pod. The only way the Hammond knows how to travel: a ball.
The first teaser showing the Scrapyard champion “Wrecking Ball”
The second teaser showing how wrecking ball moves around. Similar to Hammond’s toy ball model.
My logic is solid. The evidence is undeniable. Hammond is…A HAMSTER.
Like seriously, what is the perfect name for a hamster? Hammond.