Why Hammond hasn't got his skins in the PTR

Because those are the expectations set by a pattern that OW has made.
They are holding out, pointlessly.
Cosmetics come out, on the PTR, 1 week after the character. It has been over 2 weeks.
All because they want views.

Well they aren’t getting my view!! I will see them when they hit the PTR!

Every time the PTR updates I rush to see his new skins and it still says 0/0

Are they really doing a scheduled stream to have some concept artists reveal just one cosmetic skin? What’s the stream supposed to be about? I don’t really do the Twitter so I’m not on the up and up when it come to these things.

Sounds like a boring and pointless stream tbh!


It is a “live drawing”.
So watching the concept artist draw for a few hours, to get a look at a legendary skin, most likely :unamused:

… well.

Good for them, and the people who enjoy that kind of thing. I’m sure it will be great I enjoy drawing and painting but to watch other people do it bores me to tears. I’ll enjoy seeing the sneak peek when one of my YouTuber guys covers it, I guess.

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I’m a career artist and I might end up enjoying it a little, but the whole thing is just so cheap.
I guess I hope they show concept art of Hammond. That way we know what they passed up for… That…

looked far better than his default imo

for me junker skin should be default but ah well

Because when you set the bar high, ppl expect from you to meet expectations.

We went from fully released hero on PTR to items released on PTR later and no interactions to nothing being released on the PTR.


Jeff was adamant about making it clear that he isn’t a junker.
I think that is why it isn’t his default skin.

that does make sense for me wrecking ball is his name because that is what most people know him as and junker skin should be default because that is what most people see him as but i understand why they want to make it clear he is not a junker

I mean if I was going out to tour the world after living in a literal junk heap for who knows how long I’d wanna look my best too.

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They surely know how to kill all the hype of this game.


They didn’t do his name right in the opinion of most players.
Hammond is the name of the hamster.
Wrecking ball is the name of the AI that assists with the mech.
The AI isn’t even an omnic. So it isn’t a person.
The name in game should be listed as Hammond.

but most people are wrong, in the overwatch universe most know him as wrecking ball so that is his name

Oh ok.
The forum post about the stream clears up what will happen.
There will be 2 artist talking about Hammond’s design…
That is all…

I wonder if those artistic insights will make people more open to the idea of hamster on the roster… :laughing:

I doubt it…

It is true. OW social media pages posted a teaser for basically a teaser.

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For all the hype they’re building up it’d better be beyond legendary.

We only know that they now have at least one additional skin that’s complete enough to show us tomorrow.

Yea, it makes sense why it’s not his default skin but also adds confusion about his name.

If he’s still participating in junker fights I think it would make sense to go by his arena name “Wrecking Ball” but since they’re stressing that he’s not I don’t see why he isn’t just “Hammond”. Unless we’re jumping so far ahead that he’s already joined Winston’s Overwatch2 and is using the name again as an agent or something.